Top Ten

We’ve hosted thousands of stag dos over the last 22 years, each in different places, so we know what we’re talking about when it comes to stag do locations. Even with Covid still kicking about, abroad destinations are as popular as ever! And don’t worry, if the worst were to happen, due to our Covid Promise, we've got you covered.

1.

Newcastle

Collage of the Tyne bridge lit up at night with lights from the Sage and Millennium Bridge reflecting on the River Tyne, the sage, axe throwing and go karting

Howay Man! We’re proud that our home town has come out on top for yet another year running. And why wouldn’t it be? This north east beauty is one of the best and cheapest places for nights out in the country. Stay in the LNOF exclusive honey pot house apartments located in the infamous Bigg Market. The city is condensed with a bar around almost every corner, so it won’t be hard to get drunk on a night out. But it’s not just the drinks that make stags want to come here for their weekend, Newcastle has fantastic activities for every kind of group. Our stags can’t get enough of Urban Axe Throwing and Outdoor Karting. Check out our Newcastle Stag Guide for more activities and advice.

2.

Liverpool

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The scousers are popular this year, jumping up 5 places! This fun filled city is famous for it’s nightlife and perfect for a stag weekend. Liverpool is a big city, but easy to find your way around, I’m sure you’ll be able to find the bars and clubs even when you’ve had a couple of drinks, just watch out for the docks. Get yourself a Mathew Street Bar Pass and drink your way through the town. As well as being easy to get around it’s also easy to travel to from anywhere in the UK, with 4 train stations and the John Lennon Airport. Liverpool is the city for stags, with loads of activities such as Gladiator Games, Race Day Tickets and Kaiserkeller. Read our full Liverpool Stag Guide to get to know this city even more.

3.

Bournemouth

Collage of the city of Bournemouth overlooking the sea, a man ziplining over water, a group of people on a boat and a man quad biking

Bournemouth has made its way back on to the list this year. We’re glad that this stylish seaside setting is popular again. Why wouldn’t it be when it has the atmosphere (and weather) of being abroad, without the hassle of Covid travel restrictions. Bournemouth is a great way to staycation if you’re worried about country lockdowns. Have fun or relax on the beach with not a worry in the world, who would ever know you weren’t in a tropical destination. Don’t spend your whole weekend sleeping on the beach though, Bournemouth has a lot to offer from amazing nightlife to a range of fun activities. Why not head on down to the pier for a Party Bout Cruise or get behind the wheel with Quad Biking? Bournemouth will set the tone for the whole stag weekend.

4.

Manchester

Collage of Manchester, it's a knockout, bubble football and point blank

Club loving Manchester has made its way on to our top 10. This city wants to show you a good time. It has a good range of nightlife areas, with genres from underground techno beats to live jazz bars, so there’s a place for every stag to dance the night away. Although famous for its nightlife, that’s not all Manchester has to offer, the thrill-seeking activites. won’t disappoint you either. It's a Knockout, Bubble Football and Point Blank are our stags’ favourite things to do while in the city. Manchester is also really easy to get to, being very central with good transport links from most places in the UK and abroad, there’s no reason not to go. Who wouldn’t want a stag do in the big city?

5.

Prague

Collage of Prague city looking over the bridge, a boat on the water, stag arrest and Kalashnikov shooting

It’s only due to the pandemic that Prague has come down a couple spots- dropped since last year. The well-known stag getaway destination still boasts amazing bars with the average price of a beer being 35 CZK or £1.18, now that’s cheap! With lots of central accommodation to choose from it’ll be easy for the group to get to all your activities and back. Have a classic stag weekend away with Private Cruises, Stag Arrests, Shooting and more. There’s nothing to not like about this cheap Eastern European stag do location. You can see why stags have loved Prague for many years. Read more on our Prague Stag Guide.

6.

Cardiff

Collage of a street view of Cardiff, white water rafting, welsh games and its a knockout

This friendly city is full of thrill seekers and isn’t for the faint hearted. It’s a Knockout and White-Water Rafting will have your heart racing. Cardiff is a land of adrenaline junkies, if you want to have an action-packed weekend full of water sports and other heart racing things to do then the Welsh capital is the place for your stag weekend. Cardiff has a wide range of hotels for different budgets so you can concentrate on the activities if you’d like, or of course splash out on the place you’ll be spending the hangover mornings if you’d prefer. If the idea of danger isn’t for you Cardiff still has activities suited to a more grounded lifestyle. It also has vibrant nightlife to dance and sing the nights away as well as great restaurants to feed the hungry dragons, um I mean stags.

7.

Benidorm

Collage of a view of Benidorm beach and famous skyscrapers, dwarf handcuff bar crawl, BBQ and booze and parachuting

Benidorm is back for a third year running and has climbed yet another place. This sunny, stag filled Spanish destination is welcoming all year round, and has cheap drinks; beer for as little as €1. The weather is great all year round, its great value for money and there’s loads to get involved with, you’ll never be bored in Benidorm. Stags love the range of activites available from being Handcuffed to a Dwarf to a BBQ Afternoon with Booze. The classic abroad destination is basically built for stags and is guaranteed to give you a belter of a send-off for your Last Night of Freedom. Check out our Benidorm Stag Guide for more reasons why it’s on our top 10.

8.

Edinburgh

Collage of a view of Edinburgh from Colton Hill, mini highland games, dirt buggies and whisky tasing

Lots of stags have been celebrating their Last Night of Freedom in the Scottish Captial. Get your kilt on and try some Highland Games or get the adrenaline rush on the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. Edinburgh has a good mix of urban and rural places, from Arthur’s seat to Princes Street, there’s a wide range of things to get up to while in this classic Scottish city. This bustling city also offers loads of bars and clubs to guide your way through the cobbled streets of the town centre, or why not have a guided bar crawl to make it that much easier. Full of culture and fantastic nightlife and amazing activities, all your boxes will be ticked to have a great stag weekend. Have a wee looky at our Stag Guide to Edinburgh to find out more.

9.

Dublin

Collage of the famous Temple Bar in Dublin, a pint of Guinness, Irish football and beer barrels

Famous for the Temple Bar, Dublin attracts stags for its boozy nature and activities. Stags go for the booze but love it for the culture. With the Dublin castle, many distilleries and local architecture, there’s a lot of things to do and see to get that culture box ticked for your stag do. Along with observing the Irish why not have a go? Get in the Irish spirt and have a Guinness Factory Tour or play some Gaelic Games, or maybe be risky and do one after the other. Have an unforgettable weekend (if you don’t get too drunk that is) in Dublin with lots of hotels hotels to choose from including apartments. Get boozy in the alcohol capital of Europe, with a dwarf handcuffed to you too, why not? Check out our Stag Guide for more things to do in Dublin.

10.

Budapest

Collage of the Szechenyi Bridge in Budapest, Kalashnikov shooting, strip cruise and the Szenchenyi Thermal Baths

Stags have been Hungary for weekends in Budapest. Known for its cheap drinks and awesome clubs, it’s only due to Covid restrictions that Budapest has moved down the list. It is still a fun city with amazing activities to try out, like Kalashnikov Shooting or a Strip Boat. It’s a great place for groups who want a mix of culture and fun. There are loads of culture spots including the Parliament Building and Szechenyi Thermal Baths. If you have time in between activities , you should definitely check them out. Budapest is good value for money, with the average beer price being 600 FT or £1.40! You can go wrong with that especially on a stag weekend. We are not surprised Budapest is still on our top 10. Have a look at our Ultimate Stag Guide to Budapest to find out more.

Planning where to take the lads on a stag weekend? This list is sure to help you decide the best place for their Last Night of Freedom. Take a look at all or location guides to get more of a grasp for each city we offer. If none of these top 10 take your fancy check out all 60 locations and build the perfect weekend for your stag.


Top Ten Destinations (2000 - 2021)

1. NewcastleAn icon of an arrow pointing sideways (-)
2. LiverpoolAn icon of an arrow pointing up (+4)
3. BournemouthNew
4. ManchesterAn icon of an arrow pointing up (10)
5. PragueAn icon of an arrow pointing down (-4)
6. CardiffNew
7. BenidormAn icon of an arrow pointing sideways (-)
8. EdinburghNew
9. DublinAn icon of an arrow pointing down (-6)
10. BudapestAn icon of an arrow pointing down(-6)
Sales data for 2020 incomplete due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Last Updated - 28/03/2022

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