Scotland hen weekend destination, cottages and activities

Ayrshire Hen Weekends

The beautiful and rugged coast of South Ayrshire is truly breathtaking. If you are looking for hen weekends full of adventure and fresh air this is just up your street. It offers an array of Hen Party Activities, Hen Weekend Houses, Bars and Restaurants, Things to Do, beaches, rolling green hills, malt whisky and picturesque fishing villages. For the hen party that wants a bit of a dance and nightlife it may be better to visit Prestwick rather than the quieter Ayr or even take a longer trip to Glasgow.


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Things to do in Ayrshire

Adventure Activities

Even though the weather in Scotland can be a bit changeable there are still some great activity adventures which will had a bit of fun and laughter to your weekend. All designed with the weather in mind, why not try your hand at some water zorbing, 4×4 off-roading, clay pigeon shooting or archery?

Art Workshop

If the bride to be loves to draw then this is the perfect hen activity. Try your hand at sketching a male model in the comfort of your own cottage – it doesn’t matter if you can’t draw this popular workshop will definitely add a different dimension.

The Lang Scots Mile

You can’t beat a brisk seaside walk with superb views over the Firth of Clyde to Arran, Kintyre and the Cumbraes. To celebrate Burns this walk was created in 2002 on the seafront of Ayr to encourage healthy exercise with reference to Burns’ Lang Scots Mile which was believed to be longer than the English mile.

Culzean Castle & Country Park

With its dramatic clifftop setting & history this is well worth a visit. Surrounded by woodland, gardens and a coastline which is great if you want to explore! Not far away is a Whiskey shop if you want to have a tasting session or even hand-fill your own bottle, seal with wax and have a hand written label included – great as a memento from your weekend away.

Other ideas: Craft workshop, Dance class, Surfing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building, Combat Laser Games, Climbing Tower, Leap of Faith, Zip Wire, Jacob’s Ladder, Beer Crate Climb, Archery and Mountain biking.


Bars & Restaurants in Ayrshire

The Minishant

Family run business known for offering good food just outside of Ayr towards Maybole.

Vito’s Italian

In Ayr, this Italian offers a relaxed atmosphere with excellent views over the Burns Statue in a contemporary setting.

There are other great places in & around Ayrshire, let us know what sort of things you like and we can come up with some ideas.



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Ayrshire Events

All Year: Racing at Ayr Racecourse

If you fancy a flutter there are lots of different events at this popular racecourse. Alternatively it stages lots of different events such as wedding shows. See more

June: Highland Games

Competitions, highland dancing, games and activities. See more


Facts about Ayrshire

  1. It was long believed that Prestwick Airport was the only bit of Britain that Elvis actually set foot on when on a stop-over. In 2008 however, Tommy Steele admitted to secretly taking him on a tour of London!
  2. A side-road just outside Ayr was the first in the world to be tarmacked!


Getting to Ayrshire

By Train

Take the mainline trains to Glasgow and then board a local train to all the major towns.

By Car

From England head towards Carlisle on the M74. Once in Scotland follow the M&&/A77 for Ayr. Alternatively, take the scenic A713.


Ayrshire Information Sites

Ayrshire Visitor Guide

Information Britain