Top UK Stag & Hen Party Locations

While the United Kingdom offers seemingly limitless possibilities for Stag Party adventures, some locations truly stand out for the vibrant opportunities they offer for this special night or weekend. Consider the following list of five amazing locations while planning your party.

1. Bournemouth

With miles of beaches and more bars per meter than London, it’s unsurprising that Bournemouth has emerged as one of the top stag party locations in England. The daytime activities you can participate in are varied and include beach favorites such as windsurfing and waterskiing. If you’re willing to venture a bit from the cost, you will be able to find everything from paintball and go karts to windsurfing and golf to keep you entertained as you wait for the sun to go down.

This thriving town is also full of evening entertainment to suit all tastes, including nightclubs, comedy clubs, and casinos. You’ll find that all are within easy walking distance of one another and teeming with energy. Best of all, after a wild night, you can recover on the sandy beaches which are guaranteed to be full of scantily clad locals and ladies in hen do t-shirts who are visiting for their hen weekends.

2. Bristol

Voted the best club scene in the United Kingdom, and full of packed pubs and clubs, Bristol also has the advantage of easy access to the countryside for anyone who wants a stag party full of outdoor options. Anything from mountain biking to hover crafting is available during the daytime for the stag adventurer and his friends. If you want to cut loose, Bristol may be the perfect destination for you.

By night Bristol truly comes to life, and you’ll feel immediately that you are in a stag friendly town. Consider a pub crawl by the quay side, where it’s not unusual to find a dozen stag-friendly clubs within easy walking distance of one another. Whatever you’re looking for in your night, however, Bristol is sure to have it, as bars and nightclubs abound in the city.

3. Cardiff

The Welsh capital is quickly becoming a well known stag destination due to its fun and lively party atmosphere and Europe’s largest and possibly most appealing waterfront development in Cardiff Bay. Nightlife in Cardiff is amazingly rich and varied and pub crawls are easy to navigate. You may enjoy the city center, which offers some of the best established and friendliest bars and pubs in town. If that’s not your speed, you can head to the Cardiff Quayside, where trendy new bars offer the best view in town.

If you find yourself wanting a really unique experience, find St Mary’s Street where over 100 nightclubs and bars offer options for everyone, including those interested in the music scene. Cardiff also takes advantage of its waterfront location to provide booze cruises on the water. By day, check out the Millennium Stadium or relax by the harbor. You may also want to check out Cardiff Indoor Market where you can prepare for a fun evening to come.

4. Liverpool

Liverpool is known as a city that has everything, and so it’s unsurprising that it is also a top stag destination. Named the European capital of Culture in 2008, Liverpool is equally well versed in nightlife, making it an ideal place to combine the two.

By day, take advantage of the numerous museums that the city has to offer or enjoy the harbor and the surrounding shops and restaurants. Liverpool truly does offer culinary delights including the award winning “60 Hope Street,” where you should also be sure the check out the fabulous wine selections. Sports fans may be able to catch one of the Liverpool football club’s games. If you’re in a musical mood, you may consider going into one of Liverpool’s recording studios and giving it a go- especially appropriate as this city was home of the Beatles.

By night, you’ll be amazed at the bars you can find in the city center and elsewhere, as well as at the cheap price of the drinks that you can get there. While Liverpool is small, it’s packed with bars and pubs all of which are within a stone’s throw of one another and very friendly to stag outings. You won’t be disappointed with what the city has to offer.

Concert square is where most of the stag and hen parties can be found, usually in fancy dress ranging from superheros to animals, or along Mathew Street you’re bound to see herds of lads in stag do t-shirts stumbling around the different bars in close proximity of each other

5. Edinburgh

For a stag weekend with an international flavor, consider Edinburgh. Voted the UK’s best city for male travelers in 2011, Scotland’s capital boasts trendy clubs, bars to suit all needs, and countless traditional pubs. You can also take advantage of the fact that it is a stand up comedy Mecca, with international acts of all flavors filling the city’s comedy clubs on a nightly basis.

During the day you’ll find many activities for the true adventurer, including whitewater rafting and exploring the canyons. If you’re interested in a more culture-filled daytime experience, consider visiting Edinburgh castle. This imposing fortress is definitely worth a visit. As an extra bonus, you’ll be sure that there’s no shortage of fine whisky.

No matter what you’re looking for in a stag night, these five cities are sure to provide options that appeal to all tastes and needs. You’ll have an amazing and unforgettable time with your friends and also be able to enjoy these cities for their own sake. Have an amazing time.

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