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Top 8 Stag Do Destinations in the UK

If your mate has popped the big question and there's a wedding around the corner, that can only mean one thing—it's time to organise the event of the year...the stag do!

While hoards of cheap flights have made it easier than ever to take the stag do abroad, some of the best stag do destinations are still found on home soil.

After all, the stag do is a great British tradition, so we know a thing or two on how to throw an epic and memorable stag weekend. Sure Australian's and American's have popularised the rite of passage with their Buck's Nights and Bachelor Parties, but the UK will always be the birthplace of the great stag do.

No need to mess about with airports, changing currencies or dealing with a foreign language, check out the best Stag Do Destinations in the UK instead.

1. Bournemouth

A sunny destination with seven miles of award-winning golden sands, vibrant nightlife and a great choice of top restaurants and bars, Bournemouth is perfect for your pre-wedding celebrations.

Crowned the best beach in the UK, Bournemouth is a favourite location for a UK Stag Do. The nightlife out here is second to none. They have live music venues and plenty of pubs & clubs too, leaving you spoilt for choice.

The nightlife is incredible but the stag activities are the cherry on the cake. From the classics like Quads or Paintball to getting out on the water with some adrenaline-pumping watersports, it's all on offer in Bournemouth.

2. Liverpool

As the UK's party capital, you can't go wrong with booking a Liverpool stag do.

If you’re looking to celebrate your stag do in the UK—without sacrificing the thrills and debauchery of a classic stag weekend—look no further than Liverpool.

With gourmet food, pulsating nightlife, a rich culture, and excellent activities, Liverpool has everything you could want for a stag do and more. Whether you’re looking for some adrenaline-filled Karting or a stag favourite in Paintball, Liverpool has what you need to throw your mate a stag do he'll never forget. 

3. Newcastle

Everything is bigger in Newcastle and a stag do is no exception. From big nights and big stag activities to big bottomless brunches, a stag do in Newcastle is guaranteed to be one big party.

Voted 8th best party city in the world, it's no surprise to us that each year hoards of stag parties head up North to celebrate their stag do in Newcastle. The nightlife is what Newcastle is famed for, it's vibrant, hectic and all things Geordie.

While Newcastle has rightly earned a reputation as one of the UK’s premier party destinations, there's also plenty of things for visitors to get stuck into during the day as well. 

4. Nottingham

Nottingham deserves its place in Stag Do folklore. There are more activities than any other UK city and a fantastic nightlife scene—all with an affordable price tag.

So, round up your merry men and head up to the land of Robin Hood for a stag do for the ages.

With more stag activities than any other UK city, there is more than just paintball and karting to keep you busy during your stag do in Nottingham.

5. Manchester

The North of England is Stag Do heaven and Manchester is up there with the very best.

Home to two famous football teams and plenty of top bars and clubs, Manchester is sure to give you a proper send-off for your stag do.

The third most visited city in the UK has been catering to stag do’s for a long time and it would be crazy not to check it out. Manchester has its fair share of famous people but it’s the famous and diverse nightlife that we care about. With hundreds of traditional pubs, quirky bars and heart-pumping nightclubs, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to a stag do in Manchester. 

6. Edinburgh

When people say it’s grim up north, they’re not talking about Edinburgh stag weekends!

There's plenty to keep you busy and warm in these parts of the world. With plenty of Scottish charm and hoards of lively bars, Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s most vibrant cities and perfect for a stag do.

A capital city without the London price tag will make your stag party in Edinburgh a sure-fire winner.

During the day, you can keep yourselves busy with some top stag do activities. All the classic activities are there, but there are also a lot of different activities like Gladiator Duel or It’s a Knockout. This is one location that has everything you need for a stag do.

7. Bristol

Known as a relaxed city bursting with street art and a live music scene, Bristol transforms at night into one massive party.

This rejuvenated city is no stranger to partying and the nightlife offers up more than just a locally produced cider. Bristol is home to the most pubs in England, so you know it’s been preparing itself as a top stag do destination for years. There’s also a wide range of clubs, strip clubs and casino’s for you to enjoy there.

The nightlife isn’t the only thing to love about Bristol. Some of the activities out there are second to none and the West Country games has to be the best of the bunch. Other top Bristol stag do activities include It's a Knockout, Burger and Baps, Totally Wiped Out, Rage Buggies or an activity combo where you get the chance to test out a few different activities. 

8. London

Attracting around 30 million visitors every year, London is one of the most visited cities in the world. It's also one of the most popular UK cities for a stag do.

If you have friends spread across the country, London is the perfect city to play host to your stag party. Not only is there top transport, but the nightlife and range of stag do activities is unbeatable.

Popular London stag do activities include Bubble Football, Paintball, Karting, Footgolf, It's a Knockout, Turbo Cricket and enjoying the best nightlife in the country.

A vibrant metropolis bursting with culture, architecture and great activities—you can't go wrong with a London stag do.

When it comes to best man duties, there is no greater task than organising a legendary stag do. Sure, you'll have some ceremonial duties and you'll probably want to write a killer speech. But, the stag do is an essential moment in the groom's life and certainly something you're going to want to get right.

Maximise can help you organise an unforgettable stag do in one of these top UK stag do destinations or another top city. If you want to head out of the country, we can help with that too. for some inspiration, check out our top stag do destinations in Europe.

And, if you're a groom looking for some survival tips, we can help you out with that too.