Escape to a coastal paradise, holiday amongst the beauty of Wales’ mountains, or journey to one of Scotland’s capitals of art and culture. Any of these sought-after destinations would make unforgettable choices for your next girls' weekend away in the UK.
Whether planning for an extravagant hen party or simply a chance to get your friends together for a big group holiday for girl groups, picking the right destination is key. There are so many extraordinary locations throughout the UK where you could travel for a few days; it can be difficult trying to narrow it down to just a few luxurious places.
Even the activities rely on your holiday destination of choice – you could swim in the sea, climb a mountain, or simply lie back and relax in your own private spa. What type of girlie holiday would you prefer?
If you’re getting a group together for a holiday, we have a few girls’ weekend away ideas for your stay. Whether you are looking for adventure or relaxation, read on to uncover your perfect destination for your next girls' weekend away in the UK.
The Brecon Beacons: follow waterfall walks and kayak down the River Wye
One of the most captivating regions of the UK, the Brecon Beacons is waiting with cosy pubs and crashing waterfalls to discover.
Sporty types on a girls’ weekend away could try venturing up Pen y Fan, the Brecon Beacon’s highest mountain, for unforgettable views or step into a canoe or kayak and make your way down the scenic River Wye. If you’re dashing off to the Brecon Beacons for a hen do and you don’t mind a little adventure during your girls weekend away, there are plenty of activity centres that provide exhilarating group experiences to give unforgettable memories of your last great all-girl get-together before the big day.
Stay at The Lake House | Near Hay-on-Wye | Sleeps 10
Only a few miles from Hay-on-Wye, fondly known as the ‘town of books’, The Lake House is one of the best places for a girls’ weekend in the Brecon Beacons. Nestled in the peaceful countryside, this relaxing retreat comes with its own private lake which is perfect for a refreshing dip in the summer or an afternoon of fun in the water in the two-man canoe. A games room offers further entertainment and a sprawling garden provides an idyllic setting for a BBQ.
Girls will love:
- The private lake
- Cosy wood burner
- Games room with piano
- Large garden with BBQ
- Far-reaching countryside views
More staycation ideas in the Brecon Beacons
The Lodge House | Near Cwm Taf | Sleeps 12
Abercynrig House | Near Brecon | Sleeps 14
The Hay House Retreat | Near Hay-on-Wye | Sleeps 18
Edinburgh: explore a cultural capital during day and night
A city that’s full of life with galleries and trendy bars to frequent and fun attractions to entertain big groups; there’s something for everyone in Scotland’s exciting capital.
While exploring the vibrant city of Edinburgh on your weekend away with friends, ensure you stop by the unique Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Edinburgh Castle with its crown jewels, or visit Edinburgh Zoo for an incredible selection of animals from across the globe. If on a hen do, discover all the secret places throughout the city, from clubs to ancient sites, that will make your trip extra special. Why not book a table for a celebratory dinner at one of the city’s exquisite restaurants or a tour and tasting around one of the award-winning whisky distilleries?
Stay at Forth Bridges View | Near Edinburgh | Sleeps 10
Within 15 miles of Edinburgh, this large holiday home is perfectly situated for trips into the city – that’s if you can tear yourselves away from the epic views! Overlooking the Firth of Forth and the iconic Forth Bridges from its elevated position, this is a unique and luxurious place to stay in Scotland. Pull open the magnificent bi-fold doors on a sunny day and open the designer living area into the gorgeous landscaped gardens to create a fabulous party space for a girls’ night to remember.
Girls will love:
- The epic views
- Floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors
- Sumptuous living areas
- High-spec technology
- Large garden with BBQ
More staycation ideas near Edinburgh
Old Manor – Coldingham | Coldingham | Sleeps 8
Tower | Near Selkirk | Sleeps 11
Edgehill House | Gullane | Sleeps 14
Famously known as the ‘Garden of England’, Kent is a wonderful place to escape for luxury girly weekends, whether you’re going for a hen party or simply for relaxing group holidays. With the same growing conditions as those in the Champagne region of France, Kent is at the very heart of the UK’s wine-growing industry. Head to the likes of Chapel Down, Biddenden or Barnsole vineyards to indulge in a tour and tutored tasting, discovering the fascinating winemaking process from grape to bottle.
Stay at Number 26 A | Rye | Sleeps 10
Nestled in the heart of Rye, this chic apartment is a welcoming retreat for your girls’ weekend in Kent. Cafes, restaurants and shops are all a short walk away, while the sandy beach at Camber Sands is just a few miles if you fancy a day at the seaside. There’s plenty of room for entertaining and admiring the views over Rye’s rooftops, and after a blissful day of wine-tasting, the boutique-style bedrooms offer a sumptuous place to drift into a peaceful slumber.
Girls will love:
- Luxurious interiors
- Contemporary furnishings
- Views of Rye’s rooftops
- Shops and eateries on the doorstep
- Beach 3 miles away
More staycation ideas in Kent
Ingram House | Hurst Green | Sleeps10
Lower Gallants | Near Maidstone | Sleeps 12
Hop Pickers Oast and Barn - Appledore | Near Appledore | Sleeps 16
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