Red7 , June 24, 2013
UK stags are spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a destination with a bit of class and charm. Imagine, if you will, the sun is shining, you’re in an architecturally stunning city steeped in history with winding lanes oozing gentlemanly goodness and there’s a row of good old fashioned British pubs just waiting for you and your mates to get the party started. Add to this some country pursuits or some beach side relaxation and you’ve got the sophisticated stag party your groom-to-be deserves. So, if this is the kind of vibe you’re looking to achieve for your stag party, we recommend giving one of these three destinations a whirl:
We’ve all seen Hollyoaks, even if we say we haven’t, so we all know that popping into Chester for a night out is something a little bit special. The city itself is nearly two thousand years old and packed to the antiquated Roman walls with historic intrigue alongside modern high-end charm. Set amid the North-West countryside there’s plenty of adventure to be had from betting on the horses at Chester’s popular racecourse, catching a rugby game, shooting some clay pigeons, to white water rafting on the local river. But what you really need to know is if the nightlife in Chester is up to much for a stag party, which it is. From your quite olde-worlde boozer on cobbled streets to all night clubs, casinos and strip bars, all within arms reach of each other in cool and succinct Chester city.
York, like Chester, is also an ancient Roman relic of a city with a lot of history on offer and is surrounded by stunning Yorkshire countryside and situated directly on the river Ouse if you want to take a cruise. Voted European Tourism City of the Year in 2007, York has many a historic tale to bestow on wandering strangers and as the Grand Ole Duke of York can attest, touring around York will lead to a fair bit of marching with your men as it’s got more pubs than you can shake a stick at! The clubbing side of York for stag dos is a little less dense but Toffs on Tofts Green comes highly rated while Ziggy’s on Micklegate will be churning out retro tunes till the wee hours. Best of all, York is so compact you don’t have to organise much other than which direction to take the next ten yards before you find the next boozer.
The thing that sticks with most people when they visit Torquay is how friendly everyone is although the place often feels a lot more like the south of France then the south of England. So, Torquay has the sophisticated continental vibes, a sea of activities to jump into including scuba diving and jet skiing and a marina you can happily sit at the dock of the bay watching the waves roll in while planning your big night out with the lads at Route 66 or The Venue, which are both popular night spots located around the harbour.