You wouldn’t have thought of Blackpool for your stag do years ago but with an amazing overhaul in recent years, Blackpool is emerging as a popular choice for stag parties. Situated north of Liverpool and northwest of Manchester, Blackpool is a seaside town with lots of bustling activities. It is the perfect location for your stag weekend if the sun, the sea and girls in scant clothing is your thing or if you are looking for an alternative to the Mediterranean heat.
The compact town of Blackpool allows you to explore its interior by foot and if you are considering public transport, the town is also well-served by its network of trams and buses. You can also hop onto a taxi for convenience as the taxi drivers in Blackpool are not known to be touts. For a unique experience for your stag weekend in Blackpool, try a ride on the “landaus” which are horse-drawn that is guaranteed to excite you with nostalgia of the past.
Must see/Must do:
• Get to the beach!
• Visit the Blackpool Tower for a multitude of leisure activities
• Ride on the Ferris Wheel on Central Pier
• Go on a ride on the Pepsi Max Big One in Blackpool Pleasure Beach
• Make your way to the Blackpool zoo where more than 1500 animals are housed
History / Culture:
Blackpool used to be a major hit with the elderly for its tranquillity and picturesque coastline but in recent years as a huge tourism marketing stance, Blackpool has been working hard to attract tourists to their top-notch holiday resorts in direct competition to the advent of many holiday packages to the Mediterranean beaches. Also noted is the rise of Blackpool as the “Gay capital of the North” which many members of the GLBT cluster are flocking here as it is rapidly gaining a reputation as a safe place for the gay community.
If you are looking for a venue for your stag party in Blackpool, you are certainly spoilt for choice as there are a horde of varied nightspots to suit your needs. The trendy bars and sophisticated clubs along with the beach bars are guaranteed to make your stag weekend an unforgettable one. The Syndicate Superclub, UK’s largest club, is a major hit with stag dos. You can expect lots of dancing and drinking on a revolving dance floor. If you want something queer, you can also hit the renowned Funny Girls which is a transvestite show bar. Alternatively, you may want a place just to chill the night away and Blackpool offers hundreds of traditional as well as contemporary pubs for you to choose from.
There is a huge range of cuisine to choose from in Blackpool and it ranges from high-end Italian restaurants to economical breakfast eateries. You will also see lots of food joints selling Fish and Chips, especially near the seafront. You can easily get the chippys at any one of these eateries as they all come equally delicious! If you fancy Chinese food, fuel your stag party crew at the Mandarin on Clifton Street which is famous for their Cantonese dishes.