Ten Stag Friendly Activities in Edinburgh

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Not all stag parties are about strippers, dressing up in ridiculous outfits and drinking so much you end up tied to a lamppost! With the general age of married couples having risen in the past 20 years, stag are usually now in their 30’s and seek a little extra refinement, fun and adventure on their stag do.

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Enter, Edinburgh; the stylish capital of Scotland is easily reached by a short flight, and can boast of lots of activities for the groom who likes to have adrenaline packed fun! Here are ten of the best we found…

 

1. Mountain biking – If the stag is a keen mountain biker he will already know of the amazing trials around the Lothians and fringes of Edinburgh! The great routes are in easy reach of the city with one of the best areas being the Pentland Hills Regional Park, which has 100 kilometres of paths to explore with something for all abilities and levels of experience. For more information visit Pentland Hills.

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2. Freespirits – Located about an hour outside Edinburgh, Freespirits outdoor activity centre specialise’s in white water rafting, canyoning, abseiling, mountain biking and kayaking on the loch. If you want a day of unforgettable experiences a visit here is a must!! The company offer everything from half day trips to full weekends, with camping on an island! For more information visit Freespirits.

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3. Festivals – Edinburgh is famous for hosting amazing festivals, it’s what the city does best, with the most famous happening throughout August- the Festival Fringe, however there are several throughout the year. The Festival Fringe has started the careers of some very famous names including Billy Connelly and Stephen Fry! During August the streets of Edinburgh are alive with laughter from the many comedy shows that run, if you are a lover of laughing and comedy the Festival Fringe would be amazing to experience with your nearest and dearest mates! For more information visit Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

© Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

© Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

© Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

© Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

 

4. Rugby – Setting football aside, rugby is the most popular sport in Edinburgh and is home to the mighty Murrayfield stadium, where international matches are played. Rugby lovers should strategically plan their stag party to coincide with the Six Nations, and really soak up the amazing atmosphere! If you can’t get one of the hot Six Nations tickets there are other games played in Murrayfield including the Heineken Cup or the RaboDirect Pro League. For more information visit Scottish Rugby.

 

5. Golf – You may not think of Edinburgh as being popular for golf but there are a good selection of courses with amazing views of the city. One of the most popular is Braid Hills, known as a gem of a course with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat. Bruntsfield Links course, founded in 1761 is another popular course and is the fourth oldest golf course in the world. For more information visit Scottish Golf Courses.

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6. Climbing – Fancy a bit of adrenalin packed climbing during your stag party? The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena can offer you just that with a 30m high aerial assault course, climbing or abseiling. As they say, once you handled the rush of abseiling down a 25m climbing wall any wedding day nerves will be gone! They also have a spa with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room to help you relax and get ready for a night out in the city. For more information visit EICA.

EICA

EICA

 

7. Snowsports – If you are a bit of a ski bunny the Midlothian Snowports Centre based in the Pentland Hills is the UK’s biggest artificial ski slope. You and your stags can have a go at skiing and snowboarding with lessons available for the unexperienced! What a way to work up an appetite than a few hours on the piste! For more information visit Midlothian.gov.uk.

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8. Karting – It would be hard to find anyone in your stag party who doesn’t love a bit of motorsport, so karting could be a great all round activity for everyone in your group. There are many racetracks around the Edinburgh area including Raceland in East Lothian or Xtreme in Newbridge.

Raceland

Raceland

 

9. Distillery- You simply can’t pay a visit to Scotland and not partake in a little whiskey tasting! The Glenkinchie Distillery offers a whisky tour where you get the chance to enjoy the Old Malting Floors and nose a dram of the good stuff! For more information visit Discovering Distillieries.

 

10. Ghost Tours- Edinburgh has a rich history and offers something unusual for night owls, famous ghost tours! The City of The Dead tours are not for the faint hearted and will certainly make your trip to Edinburgh memorable!! For more information visit Edinburgh.org.

 

 

 

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