Are you the best man in charge of planning the ultimate stag party weekend? Well, you’ve landed in the right place. At Big Cottages, we specialise in large holiday homes that are perfect for groups and special occasions. With thousands of cottages all across the UK, we’ve got plenty of great stag party houses to choose from.
How does a contemporary pad complete with a cinema room sound? Or perhaps, one with a swimming pool or games room would be more suited to your group? From spacious cabins with hot tubs to luxury apartments with open plan living and sea views, we really do have something for every large group.
If you’ve got an ideal home in mind, your next task is to choose your location. Do you want a fun-filled weekend of paintballing and quad biking? Maybe York or Edinburgh is the place for you. For those planning on hitting the town and visiting the local bars, a city break near Newcastle or Manchester is a popular choice.
Top five locations for a stag weekend
To help you plan the perfect party, we’ve picked our top UK hotspots for stag weekends and activities.
Best for: Enjoying the buzzing nightlife scene of the city
Price: £73 per night
Best known for its buzzing nightlife and its famous Bristol-born music artists, this Southern city really is the place to go for quality music events and festivals. Bristol itself is also great to wander around, and you’ll find plenty of great bars, pubs and restaurants within the centre.
Place to stay: Budding is a spacious barn conversion sleeping up to eight guests, just 30-minutes away from the centre of Bristol.
Best for: Sightseeing and having a go at the Mini Highland Games!
Price: £95 per night
Get everyone together for a tour around Edinburgh. Home to an excellent (and huge) choice of traditional pubs and classy bars - there’s even guided bar crawls to make sure you find them all. If you’re looking for daytime activities, then be sure to try the Mini Highland Games and Bubble Football for a great laugh.
Place to stay: Complete with its own hot tub, Keppel Gate is an excellent home for special occasions in the Scottish countryside.
Best for: A weekend of activities, from quad biking to Viking axe throwing
Price: £77 per night
The historic city of York is another excellent location for stag parties. With lots of old-school pubs and plenty of activity days on offer, you’ll find lots to see and do here. Try your hand at Urban Viking Axe Throwing or get everyone together for quad biking through the Yorkshire woodlands.
Place to stay: The aptly-named Pool Party House has everything you need for your stag celebrations, including a huge outdoor swimming pool.
Best for: A weekend on the town or walking excursions
Price: £74 per night
With a seemingly endless supply of pubs, bars and clubs, Newcastle is a traditional stag party haven. However, that’s not all this northern city is good for! For a slightly more relaxed stag weekend, you can also enjoy expert food tours in the city, as well as walking excursions along the Northumbrian coastline.
Place to stay: Less than 30-minutes from the centre of Newcastle, The View Old Coastguard Cottage is a gorgeous seafront home for up to 10 guests.
Best for: Testing your skills at an escape room or VR centre!
Price: £91 per night
Manchester is another city well-known for its world-famous music artists. But along with its excellent live music scene, the city is also a great location for stag activity days. From escape rooms and virtual reality centres, there’s plenty on offer for a fun-filled weekend with all your mates.
Place to stay: Woodland Retreat is a deluxe party house, sleeping up to a whopping 22 guests. We love the outdoor BBQ and bar area!
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