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It hasn't been the easiest of times to get engaged and plan a wedding but that aside, things are on the up! With restrictions being lifted and venues opening, hen weekends are now set to go ahead...
Here experience specialist Fizzbox.com, share their recommendations on the best hen weekend destinations for 2021:
Top of the list has to be the vibrant city of Liverpool which is renowned for being rich in music history and for its famous football teams. Liverpool is full to the brim with culture and architecture and has lots to see and do, making it a perfect choice for an exciting hen weekend in the UK.
We suggest visiting the Albert Docks, the historic heart of the city, where you can enjoy year-round events, a variety of shops and bustling bars and restaurants.
Must do: The Beatles Tour and Lip sync battle.
Brighton reigns as one of the most popular hen party destinations - with its quirky mix of city and seaside, it exudes bohemian charm and quite frankly, we think it's safe to say that Brighton rocks!
This cosmopolitan city is an ideal choice for a hen weekend as it offers a huge variety of things to do. Whether you're interested in experiencing the sights, relaxing on the beach or dancing till the early hours, you can count on this seaside getaway to give the bride-to-be the perfect send-off into married life! In addition, there's something here that everyone within your hen group will enjoy!
Must do: Sightseeing on a Regency Afternoon Tea Bus and Alcotraz prison cocktail experience.
The Capital of Portugal is one of the coolest party cities in Europe and as it's currently on the UK's green list of countries we've got the 'ok' to visit, it takes prime position in our top places to go for a hen weekend.
With gorgeous weather all year round, stunning sandy beaches and its traditional gothic architecture with picturesque red terracotta roofs, you can guarantee Insta-worthy snaps on every street corner.
You'll be spoilt for choice in Lisbon with stunning sights, culture and great food and drink. So if a hen weekend abroad is something you crave, this Portuguese city will tick all the boxes for a hen city break.
Must do: Visit the Tower of Belem, take a tram ride and book a vineyard tour.
For those that are desperate for a holiday abroad but not keen on the hassle of the Covid-19 travel checks, Cornwall is certainly the next best thing. If the bride-to-be loves the beach and a buzzy nightlife, then Newquay is the perfect place to head to.
Situated on Cornwall's Atlantic Coast, the town is most notable for its stunning beaches and surfing culture. You will be sure to experience a staycation hen weekend with a sense of being abroad here and you can guarantee a truly memorable weekend away!
Must do: Relax on one of Newquay's 11 beaches and book a surf lesson.
Last but not least, we have England's capital, the exciting and eclectic City of London. A hen weekend in London will not disappoint with its buzzing atmosphere and endless options for both day and evening. It's packed with culture, iconic tourist attractions and world-renowned bars and restaurants – you really can take your pick with activities to suit all tastes and budgets.
Must do: Take in the sights, Afternoon Tea and a Sunset cruise along the Thames.
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