Being the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is the second largest city in the UK with a population of around 500,000. Edinburgh is a perfect place for a stag party as there are a lot of places in the city where you can have a really good time. Another reason for having an Edinburgh stag weekend is that this city is considered to be the most desirable place to live in the UK – so don your kilt and start planning the perfect stag weekend in Edinburgh!
It is relatively easy to travel to Edinburgh with trains, buses and planes all running on a regular basis from most major cities in the UK. Once inside the city the best way to get around is by foot. Most of the attractions and nightlife are within walking distance and the views along the way are worth the effort. The city’s public transport is not the best especially when compared to other big cities in the UK although a tram line is currently being built. Buses are the main mode of transportation and taxis although expensive run 24/7.
Must See/Must Do:
A stag weekend in Edinburgh will be brimming with attractions and places to visit. A selection includes:
• The Edinburgh Festival – One of the biggest and most popular festivals in the world, lasting four weeks in the summer – a great time for a stag weekend!
• Whisky distillery tour – Take a tour of the historic distillery and see how real whiskey is made. Do not forget to taste the famous Scotch whisky! A stag party must!
• White water rafting – A great activity for you and your mates after a long night of drinking. There really is nothing better than cold water to make your hangover disappear.
• Golf – Spend the day at the eighteen hole golf course in the city and enjoy some wonderful views as you play.
History and Culture:
Also known as the Athens of the north, Edinburgh is the cultural capital of Scotland. With almost half of the population having a college degree, this city is famous for its four universities. Edinburgh is or has been the home of many famous people, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, J. K. Rowling, Sir Sean Connery and many others. The city is also home to the Edinburgh Festival- a series of many different festivals taking place throughout the summer.
A city with over 100,000 students- the majority of them being girls, and a population with a high proportion of people aged between 16 and 24, an Edinburgh stag weekend will be a blast. With a wide variety of strip clubs and lap dance opportunities, Edinburgh is the perfect place for men to enjoy a night out and make the most of the stag party. You can choose between pubs, night clubs, comedy clubs and many more. With girls all around you, your Edinburgh stag weekend will be a weekend to remember for the rest of your life.
Drinking and Eating:
Edinburgh is brimming with many different types of cuisine to suit even the fussiest member of your stag party. From Michelin starred restaurants to traditional British pubs to Indian takeaway there truly is something for everyone. If you are feeling really unhealthy why not try a Scottish delight of a deep fried hamburger, Mars bar or haggis!
When it comes to drinking the Scots know how it’s done. For a non alcoholic version give Irn Bru a try. If that is too mild for you then you should really try some Scotch whisky. The city is full of different places to try some local spirits and you shouldn’t have much trouble getting drunk on your stag do!