Top Ten

LNOF is older than Erling Haaland and Phil Foden, and while that makes us feel a bit long in the tooth, it also means that we have almost a quarter of a century worth of experience in planning the best stag parties on Planet Earth. We've organised around 45,000 trips over the past 23 years, and we know what stags like - and the best places to party. That's why our team of in-house experts have compiled the top 10 stag do locations for 2023 to help ease the stress of picking the perfect destination for your wild weekend!



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

As proud Geordies, we are buzzing that our home town has topped the table yet again. But are we surprised? Nee way. Newcastle is Europe’s leading stag party location for a reason. It is cheap, fun, friendly and absolutely bouncing come the weekend. The city centre is built around nightlife, with so many pubs and bars that you could easily just spend the weekend on the same street. Embark on a classy crawl along Grey Street or party like the cast of Geordie shore on the infamous Diamond Strip - in fact, you can even hire the cast if you really want to make it a weekend to remember. And if you want to stay in the ultimate Geordie party pad, why not book LNOF’s exclusive Honeypot House apartments located right in the heart of the legendary Bigg Market. However it isn’t just the beer 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.



Collage of The Liverpool skyline with the river Mersey in the background, five men doing tug of war, a jockey and horse at Aintree horse racing and two pints of beer

It was made famous by The Beatles, but this Mersey paradise has become a huge hit with stags over the years, with the cracking nightlife and that famous Scouse humour pulling in the groups. Liverpool is a huge city, but incredibly easy to navigate. Get yourself a Mathew Street Bar Pass and drink your way through the city. The city’s incredible location (it is basically an hour or two from almost everywhere in the North) is a big selling point, especially since there are four train stations and John Lennon Airport. And you definitely won’t be bored with Liverpool boasting a huge array of activities such as Gladiator Games, and Kaiserkeller. Read our full Liverpool Stag Guide to get to know this city even more.



Collage of the the Temple Bar in Dublin, a pint of Guinness, footballs and barrels of Guinness

Dublin is one of Earth’s great party destinations. The Guinness flows like water and the craic is always cracking. It might not be cheap (especially down the Temple Bar), but it is definitely cheerful. From sipping a pint of the black stuff to taking part in your own version of the Gaelic Games there is a host of fun activities to choose from – plus we have plenty of choice when it comes to deciding where to rest your head after a long day of partying with the Irish! ? Check out our Stag Guide for more things to do in Dublin.



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

An iconic stag party destination that has been a firm favourite now for well over three decades, Prague has shot back up the rankings after covid restrictions were removed. Boasting brilliant boozers that sell budget-friendly beer (the average pint costs about £1.18), this is a stag’s paradise where you can live out all your wildest fantasies. If you have ever fancied driving a tank or wrestling a roly-poly stripper in a vat of mud, then Prague is the place for you – you can even get the stag arrested in what is surely the ultimate prank. We’ve visited Prague several times and it is a world-class stag destination. And if wrestling a stripper doesn’t float your boat, there is tons more to do like enjoying a bumper booze cruise, or firing the Stag Arrests, sort of gun you’d expect to find in Call of Duty. You can see why stags have loved Prague for many years. Read more on our Prague Stag Guide.



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

Benidorm is more popular than ever, especially with stags seeking some fun in the sun. It is gloriously tacky, boasting a nightlife like nowhere else. From the infamous live sex shows to the 6am kick-out times, this is the Spanish city that (almost) doesn’t sleep – but we aren’t sure how. When beer costs as little as €1-a-pint, we are surprised people can still stand come last orders. But whatever time you call it a night, just remember to cram as much fun into your weekend as possible and remember, almost anything goes here. There are a ton of brilliant activities available from being Handcuffed to a Dwarf to a BBQ Afternoon with Booze. LNOF visited Benidorm this summer for a weekend like no other and we highly recommend the go-karting – just don’t overdo it the night before. Check out our Benidorm Stag Guide for more reasons why it’s on our top 10.



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

While Edinburgh has always been a haven for hens, stags are increasingly falling in love with the charming city, which has seen it grow into one of LNOF’s biggest locations. And what isn’t to love – you could get kitted out in a kilt on and try some Highland Games or get the adrenaline rush on the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. And if you fancy a boozy weekend, Edinburgh is the home of whiskey – and the Scots love a dram of the stuff. You could sample the best bevvies north of the border by embarking on one of the Scottish capital’s incredible bar cars (we recommend a little journey around Princes Street) while there’s tons of amazing activities to ensure your stag weekend is a wee bit brilliant! Take a peak at our Stag Guide to Edinburgh to find out more.



Collage of the bridge in Budapest, a shooting range, a boat cruise with a stripper and the city baths party.

As George Ezra said, Jewish Quarter is a treasure chest and it truly is a diamond of a stag do destination. By day it is one of the most stunning places in Europe, with a cruise down the River Danube a must. But by night, it is a wild and crazy capital city, offering everything you could want from an Eastern European location. Embark on a boozy bar crawl around the city’s hip Jewish Quarter or dance the night away at one of the city’s bouncing open air nightclubs. If you don’t fancy getting all hot and sweaty with the locals, then sample some of the best craft breweries in the bloc. Like much of Eastern Europe, the war in Ukraine and Covid caused bookings to dip a bit, but the fact that Budapest and Prague are already both back in the top 10 is testament to just how extraordinary a region this is for stags – plus, with the average pint costing about £1.40, your money goes a lot further out here! Take a glance at our Stag Guide to Budapest to start planning your weekend in Hungary.



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

There’s a reason stags are going mad for Manchester. Once the clubbing capital of the universe when the Hacienda was around, the party has never really stopped since then. The hedonistic city is packed with outstanding clubs, vibrant bars and a musical pedigree that’s simply unmatched. From Oasis, The Smiths and The Stone Roses through to acid house and, urm, Take That, big tunes are the lifeblood of this city while a stag weekend will be soundtracked by everything from swinging live jazz bars to thumping underground techno beats. During the day, there are scores of thrill-seeking activities that will knock your socks off, including It's a Knockout, Bubble Football and the very cool Point Blank which all score well with our stags. And with the hip Northern Quarter, tons of craft breweries and the football museum (where you can take a penalty in the original Wembley goal!) For the Charming Man getting hitched, if you are looking for a truly Supersonic city to stage the stag, trust us – This is the One!



Collage of the Amsterdam canals, boats on the water, a man in a dress and hat and a nightclub.

The Dutch capital has been a stag staple for what feels like forever, and it remains one of our most popular locations. If you are after a quiet weekend, look elsewhere – Amsterdam isn’t for shy, retiring types. It is debauched, rowdy and cool all at the same time, with the city’s infamous Red Light District right at the centre of the action. Embark on a bonkers bar crawl around the city’s Rembrandyplein, enjoy the city’s café culture or if you fancy a complete change of pace, soak in some culture and visit a museum. Our favourite? The Condomerie, which has a world-class collection of, urm, condoms. If you want to explore Amsterdam’s quirky side, visit our guide to the city’s best kept secrets best kept secrets. And if you do fancy a stag in Amsterdam, click on our guide to start planning one of the best weekends of your life.



Collage of a the Bournemouth coast, a man ziplining, a group of people on a boat and a man on a quad bike.

The South Cost’s version of the Costa Del Sol, Bournemouth has benefited massively in recent years from the rise in stay-at-home stags with groups realising that they don’t need to jet off to top up their tan. Besides Bournemouth’s brilliant beaches, this location has everything you could want from a stag weekend with all the home comforts of Blighty thrown in – bouncing bars, comfy, central accommodation, and an eclectic selection of fun activites – ranging from karting, clubbing and coasteering – many of which you simply can’t get in the drizzly North. Plus, AFC Bournemouth are now a fully-fledged Premier League side, so a trip to the footy could be the cherry on the top of what should be a cracking few days at the coast.

Top Ten Destinations (2000 - 2022)

1. NewcastleAn icon of an arrow pointing sideways (-)
2. LiverpoolAn icon of an arrow pointing sideways (-)
3. DublinAn icon of an arrow pointing up (+6)
4. PragueAn icon of an arrow pointing up (+1)
5. BenidormAn icon of an arrow pointing up (+2)
6. EdinburghAn icon of an arrow pointing up (+1)
7. BudapestAn icon of an arrow pointing up(+3)
8. ManchesterAn icon of an arrow pointing down (-4)
9. AmsterdamNew
10. BournemouthAn icon of an arrow pointing down (-7)
Based on sales data 2022

Last Updated - 31/07/2023

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