If you're up for doing something that requires balls of steel on a party weekend in Edinburgh, white water rafting will deliver. When it comes to extreme sports, you'd have to go a long way to beat a river descent in the Scottish countryside!
No experience necessary. All you need is a swimming stuff, a towel and a ‘lets get stuck in and go for it' attitude. Oh, and knackers the size of Edinburgh castle.
After a safety briefing, you'll be kitted out and shown how to steer the raft and paddle down the slower and faster sections of the river. Surf frothing rapids and charge down the faster flowing sections to a calmer spot before hitting the rapids again. It's pretty intense stuff and gets grown men squealing like teenage girls!
Prepare to be blown away, big time. White water rafting in Scotland is a truly amazing experience that'll be talked about long after the stag do. It's also the perfect way to prevent the curse of all-day drinking from running that all-important second night on the lash in Edinburgh.
White Water Rafting Includes:
Duration: half day.
Warning: do not under ANY circumstances embark on an Edinburgh stag night without eating. Get a three-course meal down your gullet and hit Princes Street fully fuelled up and ready for a night of serious drinking in the bars of Grassmarket and West Port.
We've teamed up with a couple of quality restaurants slap bang in the middle of Edinburgh. These tried and tested eateries always hit the spot and serve up man-size food portions and excellent booze. There's not a deep fried Mars bar in sight.
Go Italian and fill up on dough balls and stone baked pizzas or tuck into big boy burgers with cheese, bacon, and chipotle sauce, followed by warm chocolate brownies or key lime pie.
A three-course meal is a great way to get everyone together and plan the rest of the stag night. The cost is clearly set out in advance so you know how much you're paying before you even arrive in Edinburgh. No wincing when the bill arrives, everything's gravy.
For stag parties with big appetites, this is a must. You get enough food to be satisfied, but you will still have enough space left over for the most important food group of all: beer and whisky. You are in Edinburgh, after all. It would be an actual offence not to try the angel's drink. Cheers!
There's an art to planning a stag night in Edinburgh. Get bar and club entry sorted in advance, avoid wandering round like clueless tourists and skip the queues. There'll be no arguments from the assembled masses about which club to get involved with, and even more importantly you won't run into the old "not in here boys" line from the copiously massive door staff of Scotland's poshest city.
If you've never visited Edinburgh or it's ages since you last went, pre-arranged bar and club entry is a smart move. Your stag party will get into some of the best party venues in the liveliest nightlife areas like Grassmarket and the West Port. You'll rub shoulders (and booty) with some Hibernian hotties, and find out what makes for a great night out in the brilliant North.
A no-brainer if ever there was one, bar and club entry takes all the stress out of a stag night in Edinburgh, especially for the best man! No decision-making, pairing up to get in or hassle on the door. No stragglers, no false steps and no darkened dives filled with tracksuited terrors. Just quality locations, personally tried and tested by our team of partygoers. Why wouldn't you?
Arranging two nights’ accommodation in Edinburgh for a stag do is duller than discussing table plans and wedding favours. Dump the job on us and concentrate on the cool stuff, like badass activities and stag stitch-ups! Whether you need budget beds or fancy a swanky stay in a hotel fit for a Scottish laird, we’ll get it sorted. Fast.
Want to stay in a hotel close to the lively Grassmarket area? Edinburgh stag weekends are always pretty heavy, so that’s a smart choice. Need a good all-rounder that’s convenient and affordable for everyone? Ask us about hotels in Edinburgh’s Old Town, as these are close to the Royal Mile and Waverly Station.
Two nights’ accommodation in self-catering apartments near Princes Street ticks the budget and convenience boxes. Split the cost of a private pad, have the freedom to come and go as you please and don’t waste money on eating out all the time. Job’s a good ‘un!
Planning a stag weekend in Edinburgh on a shoestring and need two nights’ accommodation that’s cheap as chips but clean too? There are some no-frills hostels close to Edinburgh Castle that’ll do the job nicely.
Tell us when you’re going to Edinburgh, how many people are coming on the stag weekend and how much you want to spend on accommodation. We’ll get you two nights in a hotel, hostel, B&B or apartment.
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