We asked our expert hen planners on Instagram for their recommendations for a stylish hen party weekend in Edinburgh. What’s come back is a mixture of gorgeous food options mixed with sightseeing, apt hen party activities and some great places to party. The 13 Edinburgh Hen Party Ideas below will give you all the inspiration you need for a hen party remember.
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1. Edinburgh Hen Activities with Hen-Do
Hen-Do was created to bring something different, fun and memorable to hen parties in Edinburgh. They offer activities such as themed afternoon tea parties, personalised pyjama parties, gin cruises, lip sync battles, roller disco parties, graffiti workshops, music festival days and alpaca walks (just to name a few!) Even better, all activities can be personalised to you to ensure you have THE hen party to remember in Edinburgh. More details here.
2. Eteaket Tea Rooms
If you’re looking for something a little less fussy, the Eteaket Tea Rooms look fab. As well as a brunch menu, they have a selection of afternoon tea options available and a mixture of quirky tea inspired cocktails. The perfect option for the tea obsessed bride to be.
3. Tea at the Royal Yacht Britannia
The Royal Yacht Britannia is one of the top tourist attractions in Edinburgh. Discover what it’s like on board the Queen’s floating royal residence! And where better to have a classy hen party tea party then right on board the royal yacht. Take a tour of the boat before sitting down to enjoy an experience in the Royal Deck Tea Room (and maybe a glass of wine).
4. A Ghost Tour with Auld Reekie
Edinburgh is famous for Ghost Tours and this is a perfect excursion for a hen party weekend. Auld Reekie have a few options available from the Vaults Tour, the Ghost and Torture Tour, the Graveyard Tour and the Terror tour!
5. Hike to Arthur’s Seat
If you want to do something more active, a climb up to Arthur’s Seat is not to be missed. This features in the One Day movie and is located at the highest point in Holyrood Park. Arthur’s Seat itself is a dormant volcano sitting 251m above sea level and gives incredible views of the city. Perfect to snap some fun hen party photos. It’s a moderate hike so won’t be a complete killer for those who don’t hike. The red path has been recommended. Ensure the bride is wearing a hen party sash for the adventure!
6. A Scottish Whisky Experience
If you have a group of whiskey drinkers or are interested in learning more about the booze, the scottish whiskey experience offer various tours, tastings and masterclasses. There is even the option of blending your own whiskey which sounds pretty cool.
7. A few hours at Camera Obscura World
What is this? Good question! It’s actually the oldest tourist attraction in Edinburgh (so they claim) and is An Aladdin’s cave filled with illusions, tricks, puzzles, hands-on experiences, unbelievable effects and the best rooftop views of the city. It sounds like the perfect place for some hungover hens to wander through! We won’t even try to explain it further. Take a look at their website and see if it’s right for your hen group.
8. Dinner at Baba
Dinner wise, Baba is a highly recommended option. The menu is a range of Middle Eastern and Lebanese food with the mezze options perfect for a hen party dinner. They also do amazing looking cocktails. Don’t forget some classy hen party accessories from our collection.
9. Classy Dinner at The Ivy
If you’re looking for a treat, The Ivy, Edinburgh is the place to be. Stylish interiors, a great menu and delicious cocktails. This is definitely a treat. It’s open all day so if you can’t get a dinner reservation, it will work for lunch or brunch also.
10.Karaoke at Super Cube
As cliche as karaoke can be for a hen party, for the right group it’s the perfect activity. Super Cube have private karaoke rooms, perfect for your hen party group to tuck up in and sing your socks off. Some of our fun hen party hair accessories are essential for your hen session.
11. VIP Treatment at Sky Bar
Sky Bar is a cool venue in Edinburgh, perfect for cocktails and stylish hen party drinks. Their VIP option is perfect for a hen group also. It gives you early arrival from 5.30pm with a VIP area in plush seating and stunning city views. The cost is £300 and you get 2 bottles of prosecco, 1 bottle of spirit, 2 jugs of mixers and 10 bottles of cider / beer. It’s always great to have a plan for drinks and this seems like the ideal hen party setup. More details here.
12. Everything at Tigerlily
We couldn’t let this post finish without mentioning Tigerlily. This boutique hotel and venue has it ALL! From bubbles and bites to dancing to afternoon tea to cocktails. It’s a trendy setting and a definite people pleaser. We particularly like the sound of the Takeover. If you have 5 bedrooms booked, you can enjoy this fabulous experience. A bottle of Chandon will await you on arrival and you’ll then be taken to the Lulu venue for a fun cocktail experience. You’ll then have time to get your tipsy self ready for dinner and hen party games before dinner and dancing in Lulu. Bring some of our hen party decorations to add to the hen fun.
13. Georgian Tea at The Dome
The Dome in Edinburgh is “THE” place! There’s probably not a nicer way to kick off the hen party fun in Edinburgh. Book a Georgian Tea at Dome where a champagne afternoon tea is available from £24pp.