Edinburgh ranks highly in most popular UK stag do destination list

Edinburgh is popular with tourists and locals alike, but has now been revealed as one of the top stag party destinations in the UK.
Edinburgh is popular with tourists and locals alike, but has now been revealed as one of the top stag party destinations in the UKEdinburgh is popular with tourists and locals alike, but has now been revealed as one of the top stag party destinations in the UK
Edinburgh is popular with tourists and locals alike, but has now been revealed as one of the top stag party destinations in the UK

Data from hen and stag do provider, Chillisauce, shows that in 2018, Edinburgh proved one of the most popular places to go for a stag weekend.

Edinburgh ranks highly

The data found that in 2018, nine per cent of stag parties headed to Edinburgh for their stag weekend, enjoying the city’s popular nightlife and vibrant atmosphere.

Edinburgh is popular with tourists and locals alike, but has now been revealed as one of the top stag party destinations in the UKEdinburgh is popular with tourists and locals alike, but has now been revealed as one of the top stag party destinations in the UK
Edinburgh is popular with tourists and locals alike, but has now been revealed as one of the top stag party destinations in the UK
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Edinburgh ranked above other popular stag do destinations, including Manchester, London, Nottingham and Brighton.

Higher up on the list, Newcastle and Cardiff came out on top for their stag weekends, with 15 per cent of stags choosing these popular cities for their weekend away.

Bournemouth came shortly behind at 12 per cent, being a popular destination for those looking for adrenaline-inducing activities, watersports and a vibrant nightlife.

Liverpool and Bristol also proved popular, with 10 per cent of stags choosing these cities as their stag do destination.

Apartments on the rise

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The options are now endless for where to stay when on a stag do, but data shows that apartments are becoming increasingly popular.

Last year, more and more stag groups spent slightly more to stay in apartments all together as a group, with 40 per cent choosing this option - 15 per cent up from 2017.

However, the traditional hotel option is still a favourite among stag parties, with 54 per cent of groups choosing this option and six per cent choosing to stay in a hostel.

The most popular time of year for a stag do

Data shows that before the wedding season starts in the summer, the stag season begins in spring.

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In 2019, the first May bank holiday (3 to 6 May) is set to be the biggest weekend of the year for stag, with groups from across the UK celebrating in cities all over the UK and Europe.

Activities and accommodation

When it comes to accommodation and activities, both stags and hens parties spend similar amounts.

However, stags spend seven per cent more of their money on nights out, with activities such as bar crawls and drinks packages making up 13 per cent of the total.

On the other hand, data shows that hen parties tend to prefer a relaxing meal at a nice restaurant, with this using up seven per cent of their total expense compared to stag parties at only 4 per cent.