Situated southeast of Bristol and west of London, Bath is renowned for her cultural elegance, distinctive history and high society feel, making it the perfect location for a classy stag do. You can never call a trip to Bath completed without visiting the famous Roman baths with hot springs and spa water nor the various antiques shops in the city. If you are a wild party animal, Bath will not disappoint with her range of classy bars and chic joints. Boys, if you are out on the prowl to seek sexy maidens to spice up your stag weekend, just think of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Wife of Bath from the Canterbury Tales and you will get a pretty good idea of the fun that is waiting for you in the stag parties in Bath.
During the peak hours, the traffic in Bath is pretty heavy but you can certainly rely on your trustworthy legs to get you around as there are plentiful to see while exploring the city on foot. If you are taking the public transport during non-peak hours, you have nothing to worry about as the buses are efficient and you can simply pay £4 for a whole-day travel pass to get your way around. Taxis are easily available too and the drivers in Bath are relatively honest and reliable so you do not have to worry about exorbitant rates. For your stag weekend in Bath, you can also consider going for coach or mini bus hire as these vehicles are reasonably priced while able to accommodate your own stag group.
Must See / Do:
A stag weekend in Bath should not just concentrate on the stag night. There are plenty of activities you can do before the party starts.
• Visit the Romans Baths which are the best preserved Roman religious landmarks from the ancient times
• Go on the Ghost Walks of Bath for a thrilling and mystical experience
• Visit Bath Abbey to experience a blend of Tudor, Medieval and Norman
• Relax at the Thermae Bath Spa
• Get the best bird’s eye view of the city of Bath from Alexandra park
• Walk down the Royal Crescent which won the “Britain Most Picturesque Street” award in 2010
• Shop at “Britain Best Fashion Street” – Milsom Street
History and Culture:
It doesn’t take a scholar to notice that this English city has a rich cultural history from the number of historical sites and ancient buildings there. Bath is a complex amalgamation of different historical eras which started from AD 43 when the Romans set foot there. Today in Bath, you can still see many Georgian buildings dated from its renaissance period. Jane Austen known for her highly acclaimed novel “Emma” was also an inhabitant in Bath years ago and today, there is a Jane Austen Center you can visit to learn more about the talented author. With the influx of tourists storming Bath, the city has developed elegantly into a modern city where high-end restaurants and sophisticated clubbing joints dotted the streets. Another major attractive characteristic of this centuries-old city is the artistic atmosphere where many artisans perform on the streets and theatre-goers revel in the Theatre Royal.
If you are a rugby enthusiast, Bath Rugby Club has a whole lot to offer on match days and is a great way to spend your time before heading out to your wild stag do. Some of the popular sports in Bath are rugby, football and cricket. Also, because of its numerous parks, Bath is seeing a thriving community of cyclists and bikers.
If you are seeking out a younger crowd, Bath has lots of joints jammed with university students during mid-week. For a memorable stag do in Bath, you should try the Babylon where you can get yourself high (and later on the tiles!) while dancing with a hip crowd. If you want to set up your stag party in the background with smoothing jazz or blues, try out the Bell on Walcot Street which plays those in addition to reggae and country.
Eating & Drinking:
Gastronomy in Bath is widely diverse and eye-catching. You and your stag buddies might want to try the famous English afternoon teas or go for a “curry fury” time at Bombay Nights for its Indian cuisine. Your stag weekend will never be completed if you don’t try some of the local delicacies such as the Bath Buns and Bath Olivers. Specialist shops selling a variety of food ranging from cheese to sausages to chocolate are also easily available. If wine is your thing, Bath also has several wine shops offering rare wine. If you are a beer fanatic, try out their local brews, guaranteed to have you ordering a few rounds more!