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The Best UK Stag Destinations: Edinburgh

Getting the lads together to celebrate your mate’s last night of freedom is all about guaranteeing epic events and scheduling some activities that are bound to create unforgettable memories. Edinburgh not only has a vibrant nightlife scene, but is also surrounded by numerous daytime attractions to keep even the fussiest of fellas entertained.

When a weekend of madness is on the cards, making sure it fits the budget of all the blokes can be tricky. Cut the cost of the basics with bargain rates on group accommodation, a quick Google will bring up some top results, but visit the website for more information specific to your Edinburgh stint.

Nights in Edinburgh city are pretty much organised for you. It is likely to seem that at the heart of the city you are never far from a pub or bar – perfect for pit stops with your pals. Amidst the random stop offs, if the weather is on your side, Peartree House at the heart of Old Town has a brilliant beer garden, somewhat of a rarity in Edinburgh.

Other pubs worth checking out include the traditional Last Drop by Edinburgh Castle and the pretty swanky Joseph Pearce pub near to Leith Walk. From there, it’s on to the late night joints for a top night on the tiles.

A long weekend in Edinburgh will give you two complete days to indulge in some of the activities on offer. Although your friends may be cultured souls, push the temptation to visit local landmarks such as the Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Yacht Britannia aside. This is the time for some action with the lads and there’s a catalogue of attractions to choose from.

Brave it whatever the weather and take your pick from a number of outdoor pursuits. Bedlam Paintballing is located just 15 minutes from the city centre and promises ‘the BEST paintball experience’ in the area.

Ditch the paint for an afternoon of realistic battles. It is time to put your combat skills through the paces at Airsoft Edinburgh. The attraction caters specifically for stag parties with various packages starting from just £15 per head, inclusive of overalls, masks, rifles and more.

Try something a little different and venture just 25 miles out from your central Edinburgh hotel to Peebleshire. Here you will find the Peebles Go Ape resort, where tree top adventures beckon. It’s time to ‘live life adventurously’ and try your hand on the zip wire, Tarzan Swing and tree top trekking.

If the Edinburgh weather isn’t to be argued with, challenge the stag and your mates to a day at Xtreme Karting Edinburgh. Award five stars by the Visit Scotland Tourist Board, this indoor kart racing attraction is the opportunity for the lads to experience ‘indoor go karting in Scotland at its very best’.

With so much to do, look online for bargain accommodation deals on budget hotels, visit the website for more information and secure your stag party essentials today.

Kevin Revolinski

Author, travel writer/photographer, world traveler. Writes about travel, hiking, camping, paddling, and craft beer.

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