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Bournemouth: top 10 for stags and hens

Summer is here and, as usual, our seaside town is full of stags and hens. And why not? A new study reveals the ultimate destinations for hen dos worldwide and Bournemouth is in the top 10 for UK staycations.

The worldwide hen-do index ranks 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 (because no-one wants it to be raining during their celebration).

According to the study, conducted by Mecca Bingo, the top 10 UK hen-do destinations are:

  • London – good for a night out with over 1000 bars to choose from in the city
  • Nottingham – easy to get around with the average taxi cost being only £2.50
  • Newcastle – great for eating out, with the average meal costing £12
  • Liverpool – great to relax with over 40 spas to choose from
  • Cardiff – a place to kick back a relax with the average bottle of wine costing £6.50
  • Manchester – over 170 bars and cheap taxis costing on average £2.50
  • Blackpool – great for eating out with the average meal costing £10
  • Edinburgh –  an historic city with over 170 bars to choose from
  • York – 25 spas to choose from and taxis costing on average £2.50
  • Bournemouth – great for grabbing a drink with the average bottle of wine costing £7

Fact file

  • Average cost of a meal, a taxi, and a bottle of wine – Numbeo – https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/ – Taken between 28th March and 5th April 2019
  • Average number of days of rainfall – Weather Atlas – https://www.weather-atlas.com – Taken between 28th March and 5th April 2019
  • English proficiency – EF English Proficiency Index – https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/countries-that-are-most-and-least-proficient-in-english.html
  • Number of bars – TripAdvisor – https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ – Taken 7th April 2019
  • Number of British food establishments – TripAdvisor – https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ – Taken 9th April 2019
  • Number of spas – TripAdvisor – https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ – Taken 8th April 2019



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Editor in chief Suzi Dixon studied at Bournemouth university, went away for a while to work at The Daily Telegraph, then moved back to the sunny South coast for a quiet (er) life. Bournemouth News & Info is her website and she is assisted by the fabulous Fred From France in all things geeky and technical. Hire us to make your website, too, if you like.

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