It is all about action and booze when it comes to a stag do in Edinburgh. And, Maximise has a few suggestions to make sure you get that and more during your stag weekend.
Multi-Activity Days are always a top choice for a stag weekend as you get the chance to try out a number of activities without breaking the beer-drinking budget. Better yet, they are usually held at the same venue or very close to one another.
Start day two with The Hangover Cure Breakfast, it's sure to help clear any weary heads and sort you out for the day.
If the weather isn't freezing and you and the lads enjoy a bit of thrill-seeking action don't go past River Bugging on day two of your stag do in Edinburgh. This activity has made its way all the way from New Zealand, trust them to come up with something this Crazy. Think single-vehicle white water rafting, where you raft is a small raft that resembles an inflatable armchair. A good one for the adrenaline junkies!
If you're not up for anything too adrenaline-pumping or strenuous, Clay Pigeon Shooting and Air Rifles are always a top choice, however, you can't be intoxicated for this activity, so it's best enjoyed before lunch.
There's not much you can't do in Edinburgh, it really is a city that has it all. There's the traditional stag do classics including Bubble Football, paintball, karting, quad biking and clay pigeon shooting.
But, in addition, it also boasts a wide range of unique and unusual stag party alternatives like the amazing mini highland games, It's a Knockout, Shock football, Gladiator Dual, Binocular Football, Footdarts and Blind Driving!
For those that hate to limit themselves to just one activity, out combo packages are the best way to go, among the favourites are Quads & Hovercrafts, Bubble Football & Combat Archery, 3 Activity Combo, our Four Activity Combo and Quads, Archery, Air Rifles And Sumo Wrestling Combo.
There's a stag do activity in Edinburgh to suit every stag group on any kind of budget!
Edinburgh may be a university town with UNESCO Heritage Sites, Castles, a medieval Old Town and a dormant volcano, but this is anything but a sleepy city when it comes to its nightlife.
In fact, this is one city built for bar hopping and showing stag parties a top night out. From traditional pubs in the old town serving up Scotch Whisky and Scottish Beer to the vibrant New Town serving up some big nights and great clubs, Edinburgh is going to provide you with plenty of pubs and clubs to keep you busy.
The beauty of Edinburgh is how easy it is to get around, you can definitely get around to a few, or several bars, in the old town before heading over the bridge to the more vibrant nightlife in the new town. Sample the best Edinburgh has to offer with a guided bar crawl, ideal for the first night of your stag do, this is it's a great way to meet other party revellers and avoid any dive bars that serve overpriced drinks.
Around Candlemaker Row, Victoria Street and Grassmarket are where you'll find slightly cheaper drinks and live music in the Old Town.
As for the New Town, you'll find a few good haunts near the George IV Bridge, while you'll find the student crowd near the university in the south of the city in Potterow.
Stockbridge and George Street are where you'll find nice restaurants, cafes and shops. And, the nightlife caters to the city’s young professionals and a more affluent crowd - meaning it might not be high on the list of places to go during your stag weekend.
Edinburgh is more than 400 miles from London and while you might not all be travelling from London, you're going to need to set aside at least half a day to get to Edinburgh for your stag weekend.
Budget airlines including EasyJet, Ryanair, British Air and Flybe offer flights to Edinburgh from all of London's airports and other major airports in the UK on a regular basis.
The average cost is £130 for a round trip, however, there are flights available for £100 without checked luggage and as little as £60 if you book well in advance and depending on the time of year you travel.
Due to the number of festivals, August is the most expensive time to travel to Edinburgh, you'll also find everything is more expensive during this time including accommodation.
Trains and coaches both run from London on a daily basis, trains leave from Kings Cross Station every ten to thirty minutes and will set you back about £60. If you really want to save on travel and don't mind an overnighter, you can get a coach for as little as £15.
If you are one of sightseeing and have some downtime during your stag do, the Royal Mile in the Old Town is a must-visit, as is the Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat!
If Edinburgh doesn't make the cut for your stag do, check out our other top stag do locations including Hamburg, Brighton, Cardiff, Nottingham, Manchester, Lisbon, Berlin, Amsterdam, Budapest, Leeds, Tenerife, Newcastle, London, Barcelona, Prague, Brussels and Benidorm.