With over 60 mad, bad and dangerous activities on offer, we have an incredible line up for Edinburgh stag parties looking for more than just beer and banter. Edinburgh's range of extreme stag action is nothing short of epic. From your own stag party Highland Games to High Ropes Course, White Water Rafting, Mountain Biking, its downhill all the way and may the devil take the hindmost!
Alternatively last stag there buys the first round. 'tis the Rules of the Stag gentlemen.
Best Bars in Edinburgh
Whiski Rooms - Without doubt one of our favourite venues in a city boasting more than its share of great pubs. Great whiskies and superb haggis combine for a great night out.
Voodoo Rooms - It's not all smoke and mirrors in this award winning entertainment venue. Live sounds, good beer, great DJ's. It's a party under one roof!
Bond No.9 - With over 400 wines and spirits Bond No9 has a drinks menu to sate any Edinburgh stag party. This venue has class, history and real taste on its side.
July - Jazz & Blues Festival. Some of the world's greatest travelling blues men head to the Scottish capital for a raucous celebration of 12 bars... In lots of different bars and venues.
August - The Fringe. Europe's largest arts festival and funnily enough the greatest comedy festival in the world. And we're not 'avin' a laugh, neither.
August - Mela. A melting pot of music, sounds and beats from around the world. With some ruddy good street food to sink your teeth into.
October - Oktoberfest. The flavours of Bavaria hit Scotland with a festival dedicated to beer and the drinking of. "Das ist gut ya?"
December - Hogmanay. One to tick off the bucket list. Nobody knows how to see in the New Year quite like the Scots.
"There is some really good crack when I come back here. This is where I learned to swear."
- Ewan McGregor
Where to Head...
If you've "got a thirst on yae" then the Royal Mile is a great stretch running from Edinburgh Castle all the way "doon" to Holyrood Palace (HRH's Scottish gaff that sits opposite the Scottish Parliament). The city's most celebrated street is packed with an unbelievable amount of pubs and bars for the daddy of all pub crawls.
There is just so much worth seeing in Edinburgh, the Castle and Vaults are well worth a trip. If you’re heading down the mile you can stop off at Outlook Tower for a mind-bending look at Edinburgh. For any Edinburgh stag parties that are feeling the effects of the night before a quick stroll up Arthurs Seat will clear out the cobwebs.
"The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence;
it is a toast to a civilisation, a tribute to the continuity of culture,
a manifesto of man's determination to use the resources of nature
to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses
with which he has been endowed."
A Taste of Edinburgh
Eats - If you've never tried haggis you really should and there's no need to go into the highlands and try and catch your own. The Last Drop does superb haggis at great prices. It's a ruddy good pub as well.
Drinks - With a selection of over 120 bottled beers, local produce and local beers and sodas The Hanging Bat is in an upside down league of its own. The friendly staff are rightly proud of this fantastic watering hole where they even find the odd five minutes to brew their own beer. One of the best pubs in Edinburgh if not all bonnie Scotland!
"A townscape raised in the teeth of cold winds from the east; a city of winding cobbled streets and haughty pillars; a city of dark nights and candlelight, and intellect."
- Alexander McCall Smith
On Ya Bike! Getting Around Edinburgh
Edinburgh has a great transport network, buses, trains and (long awaited) trams operate in the city. The city is noted for its hills so if you don't fancy letting your legs take the strain grab a OneTicket for unlimited travel. For great bike hire (half day hire available) head to the Leith Cycle Co.
"Keep the heid!" - Stay calm and don't panic
"Bawbag" - Scrotum/ term of derision ("Ya wee babag!")
"Ha ya doon?" - How are you?
"Ach ya wee bastar!!" - Oh bother, that hurt.
"Bampot" - Numpty
"Numpty" - Idiot (ya numpty!)
"Pished" - Drunk
"Dinnae bother pal" - Don't worry old chap.
"Ach dinnae bother pal, the bawbag's pished again!" - Don't bother yourself chum, my friend has simply had one too many.
"Fish supper" - Fish & chips
"Deep fried mars bar" - Health food
"Wit the fu... The pubs are all closed?!?!?" - State of national mourning
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There are 9 women for every 8 men in Edinburgh.
Why: reasons for an Edinburgh stag do
It's Edinburgh... need we say more?! There's a reason it was once voted European Destination of the Year - Scotland's capital is one of the greats when it comes to throwing a party! It's got a buzzing nightlife. It's got style. It's got extreme action adventure. In fact, an Edinburgh stag do is in the city that's got it all. And at StagWeb we've got the knowledge, accommodation and great offers to pull everything together and build a truly amazing stag weekend experience.
When: the best of times, the busiest of times
Festival season - The city sees in the New Year with the mighty 'Hogmanay' and really doesn't let up from there. Careful planning will be needed for late July/August, when trying to get something booked might prove a little tricky, as the world famous Edinburgh festival packs the capital to its limits.
The great British weather - The weather doesn't dampen the spirits of the hardy locals, and it certainly won't get in the way of a good time, but it can play a part in the winter months when the availability of one or two of the big activities like the high ropes is limited. But the shorter days bring the seasonal activities into their own, so why not add a spot of curling, skiing or some whisky tasting to your itinerary.
Scotland's capital is without doubt an exciting place to host a weekend experience, and with some careful planning an Edinburgh stag weekend will be a sure fire hit anytime of the year.
How: travelling to Edinburgh
Edinburgh Fringe is the World's largest arts festival.
One of the UK's major capitals, getting your stag party to the city couldn't be easier. The Scottish motorway network provides easy access by road, so driving is a definite option, or if you'd rather sit back and enjoy the ride why not make use of the bus and coach services that head out from all major UK cities? Travelling by train is another solid option, with great rail links across the country. You could even opt for a sleeper. See our flights page to find the best current prices for travelling by air. Taxi services are available to take you the 25 minute journey to the capital, and shuttle services run 24 hours a day between the airport and the city.
Where: on location, hanging out & bedding down
Edinburgh is an impressive capital with a rich history and healthy appetite for entertainment. Head down to the cobbled streets of Old Town, home to the Royal Mile and vibrant Grassmarket, which boast some of the best drinking spots in the city. Take a trip to New Town, where you'll find the famous and lively Princes Street, or make your way to the trendy Leith district. With its mixture of fine dining, chic bars, top bistros and infectious upbeat attitude, the Shore area is well worth a visit. We have a great range of accommodation available across the city, but Edinburgh is a hugely popular destination so it really does pay to plan ahead.
What: Edinburgh stag weekend action
For some testosterone fuelled action take to the water for more extreme activities such as white water rafting, duckies or hovercraft racing. If you have more than a few would-be Lewis Hamilton's amongst the group our driving experiences include Honda pilots, go karting and tank driving. The sporty can take to the high ropes or the rugby pitch, or for something altogether more relaxing why not take a trip to the health spa or spend an evening perfecting your cocktail mixing skills before sampling the end results!
Whether fast paced or chilled, indoor or outdoor, Edinburgh's selection of activities really does offer something for everyone.
How much: Edinburgh budget
Reportedly the most haunted city in Europe.
Scotland's capital city is a hugely popular tourist destination and prices can certainly rise at peak times, but with such a massive range of choices available we're confident we can offer a stag weekend to suit every pocket. So whether you want us to build you a tailor-made experience unique to your group, or you'd like to take advantage of our selection of ready-made packages, with prices starting at £99 per person, we really do have a programme to suit every budget.
And now: what to do next...
If a stag do in Edinburgh seems to tick all the boxes and you'd like more ideas, have a browse of our website and view the kind of packages available. If you're still unsure or would just like a bit more information send us a brief or request a call-back and one of our friendly team of experts will start building you the best Edinburgh stag weekend experience to suit your needs and budget. StagWeb provide full financial protection and offer no risk, no obligation quotes, so why not get in touch today?