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Newcastle is one of the top five hen destinations in the UK

Newcastle is one of the top five hen destinations in the UK: Image 1 It just goes to show you don't have to venture overseas to enjoy an amazing pre-wedding weekend with the girls, with Newcastle voted as one of the top five destinations for a hen do in the UK!

In a study conducted by Mecca Bingo, London came first, followed by Nottingham and then Newcastle. Liverpool, Brighton, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Manchester, Blackpool and York were all also popular.

The study also showed the average price of a Newcastle meal out was £12, a glass of wine was £7 and a cab journey was £2. The Newcastle listing also showed the city as having 114 bars – impressive to say the least! – and 29 spas.

In the worldwide hen-do index study Prague came out as global hen party capital, followed by Barcelona, London and Madrid. Ranking city destinations based on a variety of lifestyle factors, such as the best night outs, cost of food and alcohol as well as weather guarantee, the top 10 hen-do destinations in the world are:

  • Prague - good for nights out and cheap food, with the average price of a meal just £4.98
  • Barcelona - good for sunny weather and relaxing spas. The Spanish city gets an average of 6 days rainfall per month and houses an amazing 556 spas. Also has a beach nearby.
  • London - good for nights out, relaxing spas and home comforts. The Big Smoke has the most bars and clubs of all cities worldwide
  • Madrid – good for bars, clubs and cheap taxi fares. The city comprises of 613 bars with cab prices starting at just £2.26 and a good choice for sun-worshipping hens too
  • Budapest – good for cheap food and alcohol, with the average cost of a bottle of wine just £4 and main meals an affordable £4.89.
  • Sofia – good for cheap food and taxis. Average cab fares are just £0.35 and main meals are £4.80
  • Berlin – good for cheap booze and nights out. Berlin has 515 clubs and average bottle of wine is just £4.27
  • Moscow – good for cab fares with the average taxi costing just £1.17
  • Bangkok – A tropical long haul destination, good for spas and food prices, with the average meal costing just £1.89
  • Krakow – good for taxi costs and food prices. Is known as a popular cheap getaway and popular for hen and stag parties. Average taxi fares are just £1.39

With a score of 9.6, Czech capital, Prague, tops the list with an excellent mix of things you could want for a perfect hen do. It has an enormous 620 bars and clubs, which is the second highest amount out of all the cities, making it an excellent night out. More ‘early night’ than ‘crazy night’? You could have a spa weekend and choose from one of Prague’s 161 establishments. It’s also a cheap eat, with the average price of a meal just £4.98.

Susanne Svensson, head of brand and delivery at Mecca Bingo said: “With wedding season coming up, we wanted to find out the perfect hen do destinations for brides-to-be. From relaxing city breaks to big nights out, each destination has been analysed to find out the best locations based on what hens want out of the hen party.”

Head to https://www.meccabingo.com/ultimate-hen-do-destinations for more information on the best hen party destinations.


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