The North of England is the perfect place to host a hen do. You’ve got a fabulous mix of culture, dramatic landscapes and cosy places to stay. You are also blessed with brilliant transport links by Great Northern Trains, LNER, and Virgin, which means you can be in another city in mere hours or even minutes. If you’re already browsing the best gastro pubs, bars and places to stay, here are some suggestions for your northern hen do.


Manchester, Liverpool and the Lake District are all great options when it comes to places to stay. In Manchester, you are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to nightclubs and places to drink on a night out. You’ll find everything from elaborate cocktail bars with specialised foaming and smoking glasses of liquor to quiet pubs to have a knees-up. You’ll also find an endless array of hotels to stay in while you’re there.

If you want to opt for a more refined place to stay, then the Lake District not only provides stunning views but also gorgeous homes to stay in for an extra fancy flourish. You’ll find some of these Big House Experience homes at, where you can choose the style and location. These are ideal if you want somewhere to go back to where you can enjoy a glass of champagne and spend the night with the girls. 

Nights out

If you want to be a little bit cheesy, then Yorkshire could be a great option, particularly if you fancy a ghost tour. In fact, York takes the claim for the most haunted city in Europe. If you want to scare yourself silly before hitting the main city centre for some cocktails, then York could provide a spooky and entertaining night out. 

As mentioned above, Manchester is a great place to go if you want to have plenty of options at your disposal for nights out. If you’re looking for a bar with a theme, you won’t be disappointed. Bars land restaurant combinations like The Botanist and The Liars Club are particularly great for hen dos, as they combine both quality with a sense of fun. 

If you are out in a more rural area, such as the Lake District, then don’t worry about being stuck for nightlife. There are some brilliantly refined bars that can offer the glossy, cocktail-filled night out vibe you’d hope and expect on your hen do. If this kind of night out isn’t really your jam, however, you can also find brewery and pub venues that offer a much more traditional evening. 

If you’re planning locations for your hen do, don’t forget to give the north a try. You’ll have the best of the UK’s bars and clubs just a train-ride away and some of the most beautiful landscapes to stay in. You’re better off travelling up on the Friday and staying for the weekend – you’ll have plenty to see and do. 


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