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This energetic city is bursting with challenges waiting to be conquered; take on a range of activities, experience the nightlife and give the groom a farewell he'll never forget with a Newcastle stag weekend! Be sure to sidestep all that stressful planning faff with the help of StagWeb.

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A Monster Guide to Your Newcastle Stag Celebration

If you're looking at Newcastle for your big stag celebration, then you're already onto a winner. Newcastle is one of the best (if not the best) party cities in the UK, and it's impossible not to give the groom an unforgettable send-off here.

But if you've never visited this electric city before, it can be exhausting trying to figure out where's good to go out, where's good for food, where's the best area to stay, what are the best activities to do… the list goes on and on.

Don't fret, fella! We've created an in-depth Stag Guide with all you need to know about a trip to this northern party powerhouse, so you know exactly what to do when you get there (we've even made the headings really clear so you can skip straight past all the stuff you don't need to know/can't be bothered to read!).

  1. Most Popular Stag Adventures
  2. Most Popular Nightlife
  3. Where to Party
  4. Where to Eat
  5. Where to Stay
  6. Sightseeing
  7. Getting to Newcastle

Newcastle's Most Popular Stag Adventures

All of the activities we offer have to live up to our high stag standards otherwise we don't use them. However, we get that people like yourself want to know what the crème de la crème activities are so you can guarantee all the lads will love it. Well here's what all the other stags have been doing in Newcastle the last few years to give you an idea of what's hot at the moment!

Most Popular Activities 2020

*Stats for 2020 affected due to COVID pandemic

Most Popular Activities 2019

Go Karting is #1

For three years on the spin, Go Karting has topped the charts and for good reason - not only is it a stag classic, but our Newcastle track is in the elite tier of UK racing circuits where you can hit speeds of up to 50 mph.

A StagWeb Favourite

Writing from experience, our Content Creator recently went to Newcastle for a friend's stag and the Clay Shooting was next level - the guys who ran the session were utterly hilarious. Highly recommend.

Ultimate Stag Challenge

A mash-up of four chaotic activities (Paintball, Archery, Tomahawk Throwing and RX Buggies), the Ultimate Stag Day is ideal as you can knock out four amazing challenges in one place meaning you don't have to waste time or money travelling from venue to venue.

Newcastle's Most Popular Nightlife

This bouncing city is serious about its partying which is why it's one of the most popular (and one of the best) nights out in the country. Whilst hitting a few bars and nightclubs is standard practice, it's not a standard weekend away, our friend, so be sure to up the ante with a few little extras to make it truly memorable. Here's what other like-minded party people booked over the last few years.

Most Popular Nightlife 2020

*Stats for 2020 affected due to COVID pandemic

Most Popular Nightlife 2019

Guestlist Nightclubbing #1

Yes, our nightclub entry has been our number one addition to Newcastle stag weekends since day dot. Forget queuing like mere mortals - you don't want to waste valuable partying time stood out in the cold - skip the lines, get inside, and throw some shapes. This is also a great option as not every club will allow entry to a big stag group, so this way you can avoid being turned away at the door.

Party on the Tyne

Why have pre-club drinks in any old bar when you can head off on a three-hour party cruise along the Tyne? With resident DJs dropping the biggest beats, loads of drinks offers as well as nightclub entry when you get back on land, it's the perfect pre-drinking experience.

Where to Party in Newcastle

Whilst we can give you guestlist entry to the biggest clubs and the maddest parties in the city, we know some stags might want to go off-piste one evening and do a little exploring for themselves - so here are the best areas for that big night out.

Bigg Market

Bigg by name, big by nature! Bigg Market is the thriving hub in the centre of the city with a huge concentration of bouncing bars and outrageous nightclubs. This is party central, so be sure to bring your partying A-game or it'll chew you up and spit you out in a heartbeat.

Quayside

Located centrally, down by the Tyne, the Quayside is a great place to head for a more refined drink before you head into the city to crank up proceedings. Swanky bars and clubs are the order of the day, and you can get great views of Tyne Bridge.

Diamond Strip

This is where the Geordie Shore and football lot strut their stuff on a big night out - it's a lot more exclusive/VIP than the rest of the city, so dress to impress if you're hitting this district for the groom's big send-off.

The Gate

A complex in the centre of the city with eateries, pubs and bars aplenty. A good place to refuel and re-energise before you kickstart a memorable evening/night/morning partying. Situated along from Bigg Market it's a doddle to find and keeps you right in amongst the action.

Jesmond

Away from the centre, the area of Jesmond has a vibrant nightlife with the streets in and around Osborne Road a hive of activity. If you're staying for more than one night, it's a cool place to spend an evening, but it's slightly more low-key than the city centre.

Where to Eat in Newcastle

A lot of stags usually skip this section and decide they'll chance their arm and rock up on the day. Newcastle is a bustling city attracting thousands of people to its city centre streets each weekend. You try getting a large group of stags into a restaurant at no notice and see how you get on. It pays to book in advance, our friend. Not only will you relax in the knowledge it's all sorted, but you'll also save yourself a lot of earache off the rest of the guys were you to get turned away.

Most Popular Eating Activities 2020

*Stats for 2020 affected due to COVID pandemic

Stag Eats

Yes, not only do we put on colossal spreads for your stag dinners, but we also do an awesome (and boozy) Bottomless Brunch, so you can conquer those hangovers in style. Though, please be aware, a lot of the activities won't allow intoxicated stags to take part, so only indulge if you've got a free day ahead of you.

Stag vs Food

Fancy taking on a colossal stag challenge? Fancy watching the groom take on a colossal stag challenge? Why not book up the stomach-busting Stag vs Food challenge and see if the main man can conquer the biggest food challenge in the northeast!

Where to Stay On Your Big Weekend in Newcastle

The Key Things to Consider

  • Budget
  • Location
  • Hotel/Apartments/Hostels/Guesthouses

1. Your Budget

Before you consider anything else, you need to keep in mind the budget - what can the stags afford? Whilst some may be able to splash out on a five-star hotel, others may not be able to afford this luxury. Have a chat with the boys and get a gauge on their budgets before choosing your gaff for the weekend.

Remember: Whilst it's important to pick the right place, a stag weekend is about having a laugh with the lads and giving the groom a memorable send-off. If the budget is tight, prioritise activities and nightlife, and just find somewhere decent to get your heads down. We have wallet-friendly accommodation which has everything you could possibly need, as well as more upmarket stag pads for added luxury.

2. Location

Once you've figured out your budget, next is the location. It's all very well choosing a cheap hotel on the edge of the city, but then if you're paying out for expensive taxi journeys just to get anywhere, you're back to square one.

Almost all of our apartments and hotels are slap bang in the centre of the city, and if they're slightly further out, our knowledgable Newcastle Destination Expert will be able to advise you on cheap ways you can get to the heart of the action.

3. Accommodation Type

Will a hotel suffice? Or do you want to spread out in the comfort of your own awesome apartment? We offer a sensational range of stag pads for you to browse - there is absolutely something to suit every group.

Newcastle Sightseeing

Sightseeing or, in other words, free things for you to look at in between your monumental stag adventures and those big nights on the town! Luckily, in this fantastic city, there's plenty of awesome stuff to check out which won't dent the beer kitty.

#1 Angel of the North

OK, it's in Gateshead, but there's a good-to-fair chance you'll be driving past it en route if you're heading up from the south, so it's an ideal little stop off for that big squad selfie before your weekend of partying.

#2 St James' Park

Unlike a lot of football stadiums, this sporting cathedral is smack bang in the centre of the city meaning you and the boys will probably just stumble across it as you're walking about.

#3 Millenium & Tyne Bridge

It's not the yawn-fest it sounds. The Millenium Bridge is a tilting structure which resembles a Venus Fly Trap when raised on its hydraulic arm, whilst you can bask in the glory of Tyne Bridge Quayside with an ice-cold pint in hand.

#4 Newcastle Castle

Well, of course, it has a castle!

#5 Wylam Brewery

Beer connoisseurs will want to check out this awesome brewery housed in the Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park.

Getting to Newcastle

Driving to Newcastle

Whilst it's probably best to punch the route into your sat-navs/phones, these are the fastest routes from some of the UK's major cities. Please note all times are subject to a variety of factors including traffic, number of stops, etc.

  • London to Newcastle - 290 miles - 5hr 11 min (roughly) - M1 & A1 (Tolls)
  • Bristol to Newcastle - 302 miles - 4 hr 53 min (roughly) - M1 & A1
  • Cardiff to Newcastle - 323 miles - 5hr 16 min (roughly) - M1 & A1
  • Birmingham to Newcastle - 213 miles - 3 hr 28 min (roughly) - M1 & A1
  • Liverpool to Newcastle - 178 miles - 3 hr 14 min (roughly) - M62 & A1
  • Manchester to Newcastle - 146 miles - 2 hr 41 min (roughly) - M62 & A1
  • Sheffield to Newcastle - 131 miles - 2 hr 19 min (roughly) - M1 & A1
  • Leeds to Newcastle - 98 miles - 1 hr 49 min (roughly) - A1
  • Edinburgh to Newcastle - 120 miles - 2 hr 25 min (roughly) - A1
  • Glasgow to Newcastle - 151 miles - 2 hr 46 min (roughly) - A74 & A69
  • Belfast to Newcastle - 225 miles - 5 hr 59 min (roughly) - Route includes a ferry

Trains to Newcastle

Below are a list of the fastest trains from some of the biggest cities in the UK. Some may include changes and remember to check early for the best prices.

  • London King's Cross to Newcastle - 2 hr 51 min (roughly)
  • Bristol Temple Meads to Newcastle - 4 hr 54 min (roughly)
  • Cardiff Central to Newcastle - 5hr 35 min (roughly)
  • Birmingham New Street to Newcastle - 3 hr 33 min (roughly)
  • Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle - 3 hr 17 min (roughly)
  • Manchester Victoria to Newcastle - 2 hr 35 min (roughly)
  • Sheffield to Newcastle - 2 hr 12 min (roughly)
  • Leeds to Newcastle - 1 hr 28 min (roughly)
  • Edinburgh Waverley to Newcastle - 1 hr 25 min (roughly)
  • Glasgow Queen Street to Newcastle - 2 hr 23 min (roughly)

Flights to Newcastle

Many airports in the south of the UK have direct flights to Newcastle. The earlier you book, the cheaper it'll be, so don't leave the planning to the very last second. In a lot of cases, it'll probably cost less than the petrol/considerably less than the train.

  • London (all airports) - 1hr 15 min
  • Bristol - 1 hr 4 min
  • Cardiff - 1 hr 20 min
  • Newquay - 1 hr 25 min   
  • Plymouth - 1 hr 5 min

Getting from Newcastle Airport to the City Centre

Metro & Train

You can get to the city centre in 25 mins from the airport with trains departing every ten minutes. Look for Haymarket, Monument and Central Station - choose the one closest to your accommodation.

Bus

The X77 and X78 will get you to the city centre in 30-40 mins.

Taxi

Taxis will be more expensive than the bus but will take half as long.

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