Research by the UK’s top stag event organisers Stagzilla reveals that Brighton is the top destination for stag parties. The Sussex seaside city – often referred to as London-by-the-sea – beat two northern funpots, Newcastle and Manchester, for the title of Britain’s number one stag venue.
Brighton – the home to attractions such as Europe’s biggest extreme sports festival White Air, the UK’s most famous old pier and the country’s first nudist beach – wins day and night with pre-nuptial males.
Visit Britain confirms that for short breaks, cities are more popular with the stag brigade, whereas seaside towns are preferred for longer breaks. Maybe the success of many of the cities on the stag destination list is down to offering both – Manchester is the only city in the list that isn’t located on the coast. Meanwhile, in the summer, Cornish surfing haven Newquay rides up the stag-do destination league as the fair weather surfers head into the water.
Stagzilla’s marketing manager, Chris Walters, said: ‘Most stags parties that choose Newquay will book surfing so they are looking for specific activities. Others will just choose a major city so they have lots to do in the day and evening.’
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