Durham often gets overlooked when it comes to hen parties, with many hen and stags preferring to carry on to Newcastle, with its crazy nightlife making it a hot spot for last night of freedom’s visiting from all around the country! However, Durham is a city filled with culture, beautiful sights, fantastic bars and pubs, all intertwined with lovely cobbled streets, which, in our opinion, makes it a great choice for a classy hen weekend! Check out our tips below on how to have a truly fabulous Durham hen party.

A famous university town, with Durham being seen as one of the most prestigious university choices around the country, Durham is a city that has its fair share of bars and pubs, which makes it perfect for a classy hen party. The Roof is a gorgeous rooftop bar, offering some fabulous cocktails. You can kick back with a Cosmopolitan and while away an afternoon with the girls on your hen weekend, whilst taking in some of Durham’s excellent scenery – what more could you ask for on a sunny afternoon? If you’re visiting Durham for a hen do in the winter, then why not head to one of it’s cosy fireside pubs, like The Victoria Inn, voted #34th cosiest pub in Britain by the Telegraph in 2015!

Why not try a hen party cocktail masterclass to kick off your Durham Hen do, and get everybody giggling? Or if you’re feeling wintery, why not try a whisky tasting, or even a beer tasting if you are a bride who loves her beer!

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If you’re a hen who enjoy’s a bit of culture, then you can’t visit Durham without visiting the famous Durham Cathedral, or Durham Castle. Take in a bit of history, and burn off a few of those G&T’s by taking a walk around the sights, and getting some fabulous pictures; you could even try a walking tour?

If you fancy a spot of afternoon tea with your bridal party, then head down to Tealicious tearooms, a gorgeous little tearoom in the heart of Durham to sit and chat the afternoon away with your hens – perfect for a classy or vintage hen!

You could even hire out the private room at the tea rooms to play some hen party games!  The perfect way to break the ice, and get everybody having a giggle.

Spice up your Durham weekend with a hen party dance class; why not try a Roaring 20’s Dance Class for a vintage hen, or a 90s Dance Class to add a bit of cheese to your hen weekend? You could try a cupcake making class, a Burlesque Class or even an assault course to get your Durham Hen Party going! Why not try our Strictly Come Dancing Party, or our Burlesque Party, all arranged in City Centre Venues, to really make your hen party in Durham a weekend you’ll never forget!

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