You need look no further than Scotland’s two major cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow”to see why Scotland is a winner with hens and stags.
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The historic Scottish capital of Edinburgh has a rich history held within its ancient walls, providing groups of all sizes with informative and fun whisky tours, as well as relaxing Spa days. The vibrant city of Glasgow however, combines exciting activities with a truly stellar nightlife.
Before we begin to divulge why these cities are compelling in different ways, one thing that both locations share is their accessibility. Whether it be Airport access or the train and ferry connections, it’s extremely easy to make your way into these cities.
With that said, here are some of the activity and nightlife options available in Glasgow and Edinburgh that are firstly”perfect for hens, and secondly”for stags. With knowledge gathered from HenorStag.com, here are the compelling reasons that keep groups coming to Scotland year on year.
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Both cities are perfect for relaxing weekends, although for different reasons!
For ladies of luxury, the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa is a top five star hotel in Edinburgh that is a great choice for a spa break. Widely touted as the best spa in town, the One Spa boasts a 19-metre infinity pool, thermal suite, Espa treatments and an outstanding rooftop hydro-pool.
A well known relaxing alternative to Spa treatments is of course” retail therapy!
Glasgow is one of the UK’s top places to shop in, with the ˜style mile’ in the city being the largest retail centre outside of London! Glasgow’s style mile is home to all the top retailers and independent boutiques, a great spot for many hours of blissful browsing.
At Hummingbird in Glasgow, you can book a private karaoke booth in one of their glitter rooms. Sip cocktails, enjoy fine dining and sing the night away at a venue that is perfect for hen parties!
Boasting the largest selection of artisan gins in Scotland, it’s no surprise that Gin71 is huge with girl groups. You can relax in the lounge and enjoy cocktails and a personally made gin and tonic in chic surroundings.
What’s more, Gin71 has three locations”two in Glasgow and one in Edinburgh, so you can get your fill of gin in either city.
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The Whisky Tours in Edinburgh are a top tourist attraction. Providing Whisky schools, tastings and tours, The Scotch Whisky Experience offer groups a range of different activities that will keep them engaged for hours.
On the other hand, football will always be a huge draw for stag parties to Glasgow, with the city’s two major teams”Celtic and Rangers, playing weekly in front of rabid followings. Be in that number on your stag and experience an atmosphere that few other places can rival.
If your mates are avid Golfers, you’ll be interested to learn that Haggs Castle”an 18 hole championship course, is just two miles from Glasgow city centre. You can catch a challenging round in the afternoon to earn your evening pints.
If you and the lads were big gamers back in the day, you’ll enjoy the nostalgia that Super Bario provides! This bar and arcade in Glasgow combines a comprehensive range of beers with an even wider variety of classic games.
From original pinball machines to street fighter gaming terminals, you can enjoy a pint as you play your favourite childhood games till late.
An exciting addition to the late night scene, The Corinthian Club is a lavish establishment in Glasgow with an underground casino that looks like a scene from a James Bond movie.
Bring your poker face to the Casino at the Corinthian and reserve a top-class private poker room for your girl gang or stag group! You are sure to feel like a million dollars!
Alternatively, if you wish to experience a night out in Edinburgh, Cabaret Voltaire is a basement vault complex with a bar that serves craft beers and pizza. Live music is also performed with the vault staying open until late, as this venue is all-encompassing and worthy of any stag do.
There you have it! Here are just a few reasons as to why you’d want to take your group of guys and gals to Scotland, as both Edinburgh and Glasgow are unforgettable cities!
For more advice on planning a hen party or stag do, be sure to check out HenorStag.com