Every city-based hen party needs some good shopping to make it a success – and nowhere is more geared to this than York. York, a walled city founded by the ancient Romans, is a shopper’s delight but also offers innumerable other activities to keep you and your guests, ready for an intimate hen party weekend in York, occupied for a few delightful days.
Small enough to walk around but big enough to house some of the world’s big brands, designer labels as well as a thriving independent scene, the city’s ancient cobbled streets draw serious retail hounds from all over the UK. From Coney Street’s high-street names and Low Petergate’s chic boutiques to the labyrinth of streets around Swinegate and antiques stores on Stonegate, York caters for just about every consumer demand. What more could you want from a hen weekend? Find out more in the Telegraph’s list of the city’s most desirable shopping spots.
But if it’s not only shopping you’re after, but also the hottest places to visit for free, read more in our blog. We list unusual activities, ranging from The Cat Trail to Shakespeare’s village to Homestead Park, just a stone’s throw from our wonderfully enticing Clifton, an ideal base for your hen party weekend.
Sleeping up to 12 people in 6 bedrooms, it’s perfect for that intimate gathering. Recently refurbished, the house is built for hen parties – think a York bathroom and 2 shower rooms with Villeroy and Boch sanitaryware, Hans Grohe showers and Bramley Hand Made toiletries. Beds are Harrison Spinks hand-crafted beds and the mattresses are grown on a Yorkshire farm. Yes, really …
Outside, there is a large private enclosed garden with decking area, BBQ and table and chairs all designed for you to celebrate in style with your nearest and dearest. Oh, and there’s also parking for 3 cars so no need to all pile into one taxi if you’re arranging your own travel to the property.
With a wealth of pubs as well as so many cultural activities based around the excellent theatres and many museums, all built around well preserved medieval features such as the old city walls, York will offer you and your guests time to enjoy the scenery, shopping or simply the opportunity to sip a drink by the river. What better way to celebrate becoming Mrs …?