Choose a city famous for whisky, comedy and proud Scottish spirit for your stag do, and you can’t go wrong. Whether you want to try haggis, explore the city’s history, try exciting outdoor activities or just drink yourselves under the table while wearing a kilt, Edinburgh is for you. Here are the highlights of an Edinburgh stag weekend.

Edinburgh is one of Europe’s most beautiful and historic cities, making it the perfect backdrop for your hen do. The pretty cobblestones streets, world-class shopping and friendly nightlife are just a few reasons to visit. Take a look at our highlights to see why you should choose Edinburgh for your hen weekend.

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Unique experiences

What makes Edinburgh unique is the city’s variety of activities from traditional to adventurous, city to outdoors. Take part in your very own highland games competing in century-old games from rolling of haggis to caber tossing, sample the Scottish region’s finest whiskeys on an exclusive whisky tour. Explore the Scottish countryside and mountains with our action-packed white water rafting, canyoning or river buggies or one of our adrenaline based multi-activity days.


Nightlife for every taste

At night, Edinburgh is a vibrant capital with nightlife that’ll suit everyone’s tastes. Try quirky themed pubs like the Frankenstein Pub or popular nightclubs like Espionage and ATIK. If cheesy pop hits are more your thing, head to Club Tropicana. If you want to experience the best Edinburgh has to offer, why not go on a bar crawl?


Sample Edinburgh’s finest whisky

Get a taste for Scotland’s national drink and learn all about it on a tour with The Scotch Whisky Experience. Take a barrel car ride through the production process and view the world’s largest collection of scotch and get to sample a dram for yourself.


Explore the Royal Mile

The Royal Mile is Edinburgh’s most-visited street and packed with some of the city’s most iconic sights from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace. It’s a buzzing destination you can’t miss with the best drinking and eating spots around and plenty of fascinating secrets to uncover.


Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival

Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival is the city’s biggest event and attracts millions of festival-goers each year. Celebrate the arts with everything from theatre to circus acts, showcasing thousands of talented performers and shows. Comedy is a huge part of the Fringe, with both world-class and up-and-coming comedians taking the stage. You can even catch brilliant stand-up acts throughout the year at the cities top comedy clubs.


Edinburgh sightseeing

The Scottish capital is bursting with tons of things to see and do. From the iconic Edinburgh Castle to the stunning architecture of the Holyrood Abbey ruins, Edinburgh is a city that just begs to be explored. Check out our guide to Edinburgh’s top attractions to really make the most of your time.


Outdoor activities

There’s nothing like a breath of fresh, Scottish countryside air and with these exciting outdoor activities, you’ll be getting plenty of it. Take part in your very own Highland games, full of traditional Scottish games like caber tossing and haggis rolling. Try off-road driving, river buggies, white water rafting or canyoning to really get your heart pumping. Or, experience the mayhem of the It’s a Knockout TV show for yourself.


Party atmosphere

As the sun sets, Edinburgh transforms into a bustling nightlife destination with a wide variety of places to have a good time. Start the night crafting your own cocktails at fun party chains. Then, head to one of Edinburgh's many traditional or not-so-traditional pubs like the Frankenstein Pub. Dance the night away at one of the city’s most popular nightclubs or explore what the city has to offer on a bar crawl.


Stunning architecture & attractions

The Scottish capital is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with plenty of stunning architectural, historical and natural sights to see. With everything from the incredible Edinburgh Castle to the pretty Princes Street Gardens, you’ll discover fascinating gems around every corner. For sweeping views of the city, climb to the summit of Arthur’s Seat or take a peaceful stroll up Calton Hill. Check out our guide to Edinburgh's top attractions to really make the most of your time.


Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Visit in August to see Edinburgh truly come to life for the biggest event of the year. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a month-long celebration of the arts showcasing big names and up-and-coming comedians, musicians, actors and artists. With thousands of performers and shows, everyone will find something to get excited about. If you love comedy, the city is home to great stand-up acts all year long - check out a comedy night whilst in the city.


Shop till you drop

What makes Edinburgh’s Princes Street such a great shopping location isn’t the huge range of popular high-street brands - although it definitely has that - but the beauty of the area. You can see the picturesque gardens as you explore New Look, Zara, Primark and the famous Jenners department store, all in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. For designer brands, try George Street instead.

Edinburgh is a fantastic choice for a stag do, and it’s all just a few clicks away. We’ve got plenty of stag do ideas for fun all day and all night for a weekend you won’t forget. Check out activities, entertainment, bars, clubs and restaurants with everything all in one place - it’s that easy.

Edinburgh is an incredible place for your hen weekend - you won’t regret choosing it. We’ve got plenty of ideas for your hen party in Edinburgh and can help you plan a fun weekend your friends will be talking about for years to come. Activities, bars, restaurants and clubs, we’ve got it all, so what are you waiting for?