Barcelona: Barcelona is a favourite for hens. For those in search of sun, sea and sand Barcelona has 7 beaches. For the culture vultures, there are plenty of architectural masterpieces such as the ‘gothic’ area containing unique buildings from the Roman period. It also provides many live music clubs and cocktail bars as well as regular clubs for night time entertainment.
Krakow: Krakow in Poland is the most popular European City with stags; with 6000 historic buildings it may not at first appear to be a party city. However, in between the architecture and cobbled streets are many pubs and bars developed for the 10,000 student population. But don’t let that put you off…..It’s close proximity to the picturesque Tatra mountains provides an arena for extreme sports such as hiking, paragliding, mountaineering, cycling and skiing which makes it a diverse setting for a stag or hen do.
Riga: Situated in Latvia, Riga is a perfect place for an activities-based stag or hen weekend. You can look at the city’s many shops and museums or be more adventurous and take advantage of the huge array of activities to do in the city or the nearby Gauja National Park. Some of the most popular activities are as follows; the Olympic bobsleigh run, the ‘Big Gun Shooting’ (where participants can use real ammo with a range of guns), bungee jumping, canoeing, off road buggy racing, indoor karting, snowboarding and skydives in an indoor flight simulator. The ‘pleasure dome’ of the UK with a vibrant party scene ranging from the ‘Gay village’ of Kemptown to the mainstream clubs on the beach and Kings Road. The Lanes provide bohemian boutiques and restaurants while the pier offers typical British seaside kitsch while the Royal Pavilion and the marina add a touch of culture.
London: You can always rely on the nation’s capital for a busy weekend. Whether it be a spot of retail therapy in Oxford and Bond Street, visiting the upmarket areas of Knightsbridge and Chelsea, absorbing the bright lights of Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square, catching a West End show, or visiting one of the hundreds of attractions such as Madame Tussauds or the London Eye, there are plenty of ways to have a packed stag or hen weekend here. The North East city is renowned for its party scene so much that it has been voted in the Rough Guide To Britain as number one tourist attraction and top ten of the country’s top nightspots. The hub of the city’s bars, restaurants and clubs are situated on the Osbourne Road, Bigg Market and Quayside areas of the city.
Newcastle: also boasts the Metrocentre – the largest shopping and leisure complex in Europe. Wales’ most busy and cosmopolitan city, Cardiff is rapidly becoming a huge hit with hen and stag parties. Its short distance from the Brecon Beacon National Park means you can enjoy active daytime activities and enjoy the diverse landscape, while taking advantage of Cardiff’s bars and restaurants. The city centre is easily accessible on foot and there are many trendy, upcoming areas such as the newly developed Mermaid Quay which is made up of bars and restaurants on a picturesque waterfront.
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