Stag parties aint what they used to be, that’s for sure. Stag weekends are more common now, and some can go on even longer, with activities in great destinations.
I remember my stag night with some clarity, (through the haze, mind you) and it was quite a conservative affair compared to today’s generation.
We had a night in our local pub, then it was back to my parents’ house to continue the celebrations into the wee small hours. When I finally came round in a semi-conscious state, my first thoughts were, “I don’t remember very much about last night, so it must have been a really good night”.
Dragging myself to my feet (somewhat shakily) and staggering to the living room, a quick scan taking in the bodies, bottles, glasses and cans scattered all over the place, satisfactorily confirmed my assumption. Two aspirins later, and a halfhearted attempt at breakfast signalled end of party, and the monumentous task of returning to sanity.
So what’s different today?
Everything! Modern day Stag weekends have taken on a completely new dimension, with travel and activities to guarantee a fun-filled excursion in fabulous venues.
When I thought about doing this page I checked out a few websites to see what was on offer, and it was no surprise to see that our capital, Edinburgh, was voted in the top ten city destinations worldwide for stag weekends.
It’s a fantastic destination for a party.
Newcastle also gets a big “thumbs up”, because it seems people just can’t get enough of it. They rave about the nightlife and the friendliness of the locals. That’s not surprising either, because it’s unusual to spend a weekend here or in Edinburgh without coming across at least one stag party or hen party.
Anyway, I looked for sites that offered choice and good prices, and one that caught my eye was called, not surprisingly, Stag.com, a site with loads of activities across the United Kingdom and European destinations, offering great accommodation and easy booking facilities.
Some of the fabulous weekends on offer combine hotel, with a choice of adventure or extreme sports like quad biking, paintball, white water rafting, clay pigeon shooting, or go karting, and the inevitable clubbing and lapdancing for the boys.
But for all you Scots lads who want to venture further afield, there’s super weekends to be found in many locations in Europe. So if you’re getting ready to tie the knot, and looking for something really exciting to do on your last days of freedom, have a look at stag weekends in the UK or Europe to really let your hair down on your final fling!
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