Work up a thirst running amok in the Gloucestershire countryside with activities like paintball, Zorb football, go-karting, It’s A Knockout-style games, quad biking and axe-throwing before heading to the string of stag-friendly pubs gazing over the harbour. Throw in a crowded calendar of summer events and top-class sporting experiences and you’ve got yourself one of the UK’s top stag do destinations.
Brunel’s SS Great Britain and Clifton Suspension Bridge are Bristol’s two biggest icons (besides perhaps Banksy and Vicky Pollard). But for a city with such history, Bristol is unapologetically modern. Hipsters go gaga for the food stalls around the St Nicholas Market, the quirky cafes around graffiti-caked Stokes Croft, and the harbourside warehouses that have been transformed into trendy bars, cafes and restaurants, backed by the candy-coloured terraces of Clifton across the River Avon. An artsy student scene, a long list of live music venues and Europe’s largest independent shopping strip along Gloucester Road cement Bristol’s reputation as one of England’s coolest getaways. So raise your pint of cider to a gert lush weekend — Bristol promises a scrumpy-swilling stag do for the ages.