The Best British Cities for Hen and Stag Dos

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Single, and ready to mingle? Well here are a few places in Britain where you can have the time of your lives!


Newquay easily boasts of an expansive coastline of exquisitely white, sandy beaches and some of the UK’s premier surf spots. Couple this with a famously vibrant nightlife and the result is what many consider to be a Stag or Hen location of unmatched possibility. Try a hand at ‘Coasteering’ to experience the UK’s latest extreme water sport. No two ways about its status.


Immortalized by the antics of Gavin and Stacey which makes Cardiff is the best place for the Stag or Hen do, then there is another factor: It is easily accessible from most parts of the UK. It was named one of the top 10 places to visit in the world. The fact that Wales is up and coming means that most things are more affordable in Cardiff than other UK capital cities. But if you do decide to claim Cardiff for your ultimate Stag Weekend or Hen Night, then may we suggest familiarizing yourself with some simple Welsh turns of phrase:


York is alive with the heritage of bygone era. York retains a reminiscent enchantment not often found today. And it’s precisely this charm that invites visitors to fall in love with the walled city and that keeps them coming back time and again. York may not be the first city you think of when you’re planning a Stag or Hen getaway, but you might just find that experiencing York may mean discovering a renewed love for life. And you might be so inspired by the epic proportions of the Minster that you move your wedding there.


Brighton is alive with the all the vigour of a capital city and the energy of a seaside resort. As Great Britain’s premier coastal town, Brighton is considered by many to be the epitome of Stag and Hen do locations. There is certainly something inspiring about the combination of beach, bountiful bars and artsy broad-mindedness, which encourages one to unshackle any inhibitions and delve into the pleasures of coastal culture and unparalleled nightlife.


Edinburgh is reputed to have the largest collection of historical buildings, museums, art galleries and theatres of any city in Scotland. It is one of the major historical cities of the Enlightenment, with both the New Town and Old Town areas listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A Stag or Hen do in Edinburgh is guaranteed to be a culturally-charged experience, especially if one happens to find oneself there in the month of August, when the famous Edinburgh Festival is in full swing.