2021 is set to be the year of weddings and therefore also the year of the hen party, probably in the UK. If you're Looking for a unique spot for your hen or if you and your group have got specific requirements then you may want to check out some niche hen party destinations.
Not one to follow the crowd, then our selection of off the beaten track hen party destinations might be for you!
As niche UK hen party destinations go, you can't beat Margate in our opinion. A classic British seaside town, Margate has more culture and charm than its given credit for. There are enough great places to stay, eat and drink to keep any size group happy for a weekend.
Why Margates great for a hen party
Where to stay in Margate
Award-winning guest house with glowing reviews, Angela's guest house is ideally located in Margates old town. Luxurious rooms and suites just 500m from the beach, the Turner Contemporary art gallery and other attractions, Angela's is bougey and beautiful.
Ok so the Travelodge isn't exactly a niche, boutique place to stay but it offers great value for groups and the Travelodge Margate, Westwood has an excellent central location so you can enjoy not only Margate itself but also Ramsgater and Broadstairs.
Slightly outside of central Margate, the Yarrow offers luxury and comfort with as many amenities as you could possibly need. Boasting 28 large, stunningly designed rooms, the Yarrow has a hair and beauty salon as well as a restaurant.
Where to eat in Margate
Home-cooked cakes, quirky victorian style decoration and warm, welcoming staff, the 'tea room extraordinaire' has it all.
Breakfast and brunch, we recommend this place to kick off your weekend. The menu is fun and inclusive, there are vegan options and South African influences mixed with classic British caff cuisine. The Hangover roll and the Posh roll are both award-winning rolls. Breakfast by the sea at its finest.
Visitors and locals rave about this curry house. Great food including plenty of vegetarian and vegan options and warm and friendly staff are the places best attributes according to a slew of positive reviews. Booking is strongly advised.
Where to drink in Margate
Smack bang in the heart of Margate the Clockwork Cocktail company offers a fun adventurous cocktail menu in a steampunk/Neo-Victorian setting. Skilled bartenders are on hand to guide you through the menu and you can even try your hand at making the drinks at one of their cocktail classes.
What to do in Margate
A genuine mystery. Nobody knows who built and decorated this series of underground rooms and passages that are intricately decorated with literally millions of shells. Discovered in 1835, there are many theories about who built them and why, but our favourite interpretation is, maybe not surprisingly based around phallic imagery.
Turner Contemporary art gallery
Old school cool, who doesn't love a roller disco? Get your skates on have a dance and try not to fall over too much. Go easy on the drinks before taking to the rink to get the most out of the experience.
Probably what Margate is best known for, Margate main sands, as the beach is known has been attracting throngs for years. Sandy, clean and with plenty of easily accessible amenities, the beach is fun for all ages, even if you don't fancy going for a dip.
Great for an outdoorsy, beach type hen do with scenic walks, great food stops and plenty of fun on the water.
If you've caught the ferry to Dublin then chances are you've traversed this rocky island on the northwest tip of wales. Highlights include sandy beaches, hidden coves, mountains, quarries and water sports
Trearddur Bay is the jewel in the crown of Anglesea and we recommend you base yourself here if you want to make the most of the location beaches, walks and activities.
Where to stay in Anglesea
With possibly the best views of the Bay, the Seacroft not only boasts one of the top-rated restaurants on the Island but also has 6 modern rooms for guests.
Adjacent to one of the Islands biggest attractions,(a lighthouse) the South Stack coastal retreats offer a range of accommodation types for up to 18 guests. The Garden pods are a fun way to experience the outdoors in comfort.
Trearddur Bay is home to some spectacular beachside homes specially set up to cater for visiting groups.
Where to drink in Anglesea
Where to eat in Anglesea
A highly rated, cosy eatery with views across the Harbour, the Harbourfront Bistro has a genuinely adventurous menu which focusses on locally sourced Seafood, Welsh Lamb and great wines.
Groups can be accommodated though you will have to book as the restaurant itself is small.
Reviews rave about the excellent food and friendly staff.
What to do in Anglesea
(Who doesn't love a ribbed ride?)
This really is for thrill-seekers, home to the worlds fasted RIB, Velocity, Ribrides which operates from Port Daniel, Menai Bridge, offers whole boat tours for groups, taking in the sights of the coastal waters around Anglesea.
If speeds not your thing then more they offer more relaxed boat trips, exploring the local wildlife including Puffins, Seals and Dolphins or architectural and historical features such as castles and bridges.
A slightly calmer experience, the lighthouse has been operational at South Stack since 1809 and has an adjoining visitor centre and cafe. Only accessible by 380 stone steps, the raw power of the ocean the surrounds the lighthouse and the thousands of nesting birds make this a popular attraction on the Island.
Take advantage of years of local knowledge and leave yourselves in the hands of an expert tour guide to explore the island. The rocky shores are home to secret beaches, coves and caves, and further inland you can find abandoned railway tracks and inland seas. Climb Devils rock and scale Holyhead mountain, just bring a wind breaker.
The breakout sport of 2020, SUP lets you explore the North welsh waterways and coastline while giving your core a good old workout. Even total beginners can make this look easy.
Where to stay in Colchester
Enjoy a person firepit.
Luxury country hotel
Centrally located bed and breakfast
Where to eat in Colchester
Where to drink in Colchester
Colchester is well stocked for bars, pubs and clubs.
What to do in Colchester
The Zoo caters, especially for hen parties.
Jump on the overnight sleeper train from Euston, enjoy the bar
Where to stay in Inverness
Where to eat in Inverness
This Pizzeria gets rave reviews for its vegan options and their homemade sourdough base. For a uniquely Scottish twist on the classic pizza, we recommend the Scotch, an intriguing blend of black pudding, haggis and Orkney smoked cheese.
The Snug accommodates up to 7 people so you can enjoy your pizza in comfort and with an element of privacy.
Tucked away on a gentle hillside, the Fig and Thistle has a reputation for well throughout menus accommodating for all tastes and dietary requirements with flair and expertise.
Dishes are beautifully presented and the quality of the service is often mentioned in reviews. Booking in advance is strongly advised.
Where to drink in Inverness
Famed nightlife spot
What to do Inverness
Who doesn't love being trapped in a room with your friends in a stressful, made up situation?
It's best not to drink before tackling a room full of trampolins so this is definitely a day time activity.
Douglass, Isle of Man
If anywhere is the natural home of a brand like cocks on socks it would be the Isle of Man and Douglas, the capital of the small Island, is the places to be for Hen Parties on the Island.
You can get around on the Islands famous trams, visit some industrial heritage and enjoy
Where to stay in Douglas
Where to eat in Douglas
This place is definitely on the shortlist for the cocks on socks, best named business award.
Where to drink in Douglas
What to do in Douglas
Where to stay in Torquay
Where to eat in Torquay
Where to drink in Torquay
What to do in Torquay
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Ignoring the simply perfect name for just one sec, this quaint day trip will immerse you in the best of the English Riveria. Fairytale cottages, manicured lawns and hedges, its straight out of something from Snow White and the 7 dwarfs.