Stag Party Essentials: Edinburgh Addition
Looking for some ideas for your up and coming Scottish Stag party, Bachelor party, or whatever else you might call a get together of guys celebrating the up and coming wedding of their pal? Well, we’ve said it before and we will say it again – Edinburgh is the ideal choice no matter what your tastes.
In fact, it’s easier to list what Edinburgh doesn’t have for a stag party than what it does! Edinburgh has adventurous activities, brilliant breakfasts, tasty food, superb bars with late licenses, nightlife, history, culture, beaches, beautiful cityscapes, easy access to the great outdoors AND a VOLCANO and some cliffs right in the middle of it!! There’s so much to choose from it can be hard to know where to start when you are
To help out, here’s a handy guide to what Auld Reekie has to offer.
Where to stay
Edinburgh has every option when it comes to accommodation. From 5* international hotel chains to local hotels and BnBs. There’s boutique offerings, hostels, Airbnb and you can even hire a castle or two if you like!
The main consideration is what area you want to be in. Unless you want to spend a long time waiting on a taxi or Uber in the early hours, it’s probably best not to go too far from the centre and to get accommodation booked early. If you and your stags are looking for the classic stag night out experience then staying near The Grassmarket or Rose Street will mean you are right in Stag area central. If you fancy being just a bit back from the action then Waterloo Place, York Place or the Haymarket are still close enough to the action.
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What to see and do
First up, we’d recommend some outdoor activities (#SelfPromoting). There’s canyoning, coasteering, canoeing and mountain biking provided by our good selves. We pick you up in our van, sort out your breakfast and lunch if you like, get you to the beautiful Scottish countryside and provide you with the kit, the guides, the pictures, the adventure and the laughs.
If you want to do something inside then Edinburgh has whisky tasting at The Scottish Whisky Experience, a famous castle with some nice gardens to sit in overlooking it, Holyrood Palace, free museums and galleries, a camera obscura, botanic gardens, several theatres, axe throwing, paintball, escape the room, Dungeons, creepy walking tours, gin distilling, graffiti workshops, crazy golf, bubble football… There’s a lot! You can check out The List for what’s on!
What to eat and drink?
There’s nothing Edinburgh can’t provide when it comes to places to eat and drink. There’s Michelin star to cheap and cheerful. Weekends are busy so we’d recommend booking well in advance especially in a big group. Don’t miss a traditional Scottish complete with black pudding, haggis, sausages, eggs, bacon mmmmm yum (there’s almost always a meat eater and a veggie / vegan option too).
As with everything else in Edinburgh, there are choices galore when it comes to nightlife. From live music at Whistle Binkies through whisky bars, craft ale bars, late night pubs, jazz, clubs of all types, cocktail bars, gin bars, gentlemen’s establishments. Edinburgh has that covered too. You’ll find cocktail bars, gin bars, whiskey bars, wine bars, craft ale bars, late night pubs, live music and jazz bars and clubs to party the night away in. Stags often head to The Grassmarket, Cowgate and Rose Street or the more upmarket George Street. You could also try The Stand Comedy Club to get the group laughing. There’s plenty of bus options, ubers and taxis to get around.
Check out our Stag Party: What you need to know blog for more interesting and informative articles.
If you are interested in escaping the city for the day we deliver a range of outdoor activities including hill walking, canyoning, coasteering, and canoeing. We provide these adventures to lots of clients including stag and hen groups, adults visiting Edinburgh and also a kids holiday clubs. At Intrepidus we also like to provide interesting and informative blog posts about our experiences of Edinburgh! Hope you enjoyed. 🙂