Glenisla Hotel

12 Lygon Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5QB, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh Stag Night !!!!

by charlieag

Hi there!! Around 20 of us (well behaved 30ish gents) are planning a stag day and night in Edinburgh. I was wondering if anyone could suggest pubs, clubs that would be welcoming to us. Baiscally we'll be looking to end up in a pub or club together where we can have a good laugh without being taken too seriously.

Re: Edinburgh Stag Night !!!!

by df53

The really smart places are along George Street but are notorious for being "anti-stag" eg Le Monde, Tiger Lilly, etc. You could try Indigo Yard, this is right beside a good (and huge!) Italian restaurant called Bar Roma or you could also opt for Espionage on Victoria St which is a club on several different levels. There is also a club called Poo Na Na which is a bit cheesy but a bit easier to get into if you pitch up a little earlier than usual.

Either way I would suggest putting a call in before you get here, having been a best man before its a nightmare on a stag when you cant get in anywhere!


Re: Edinburgh Stag Night !!!!

by charlieag

Thanks Dave. Thats just the kind of info i was after.

Re: Edinburgh Stag Night !!!!

by clivedinburgh

The traditional area for stag nights is the Grassmarket with The 3 Sisters being the mos popular bar. You can find several different stag/hen parties in the large courtyard at any one point. The Western Bar will also put on a good show for your stag, well they did last time I was in but that was a few years ago.

I'd also recommend Dropkick Murphys for some late night drinking with a large group. For an upmarket start to the night you could try Beluga on nearby Chambers St.

If you do want to head for the in bars on George St then my advice is to stay clear from any fancy dress and enter in small groups of no more than 4.

Re: Edinburgh Stag Night !!!!

by italofrancais

The area most geared up for stag and hen nights in the Grassmarket.

I'd avoid straying on to Lothian Road (which isn't too far away) as it's full of testosterone as it is without adding more!

Another area which would fit your purposes would be Ros Street (runs parallel to Princes Street).

Please behave when you come ;-P

Re: Edinburgh Stag Night !!!!

by italofrancais

That should read Rose Street.

Travel Tips for Edinburgh

Edinbrugh castle, and the...

by seabrez00

Edinbrugh castle, and the parks in the town, there is also great shopping for different items. I remember seeing alot of kilts and nick knacks for tourists. Here is a picture looking up from a park at the castle.

Innis and Gunn

by ange_famine

When in Edinburgh, you should try one of the best beers in the world, the Innis and Gunn.
Brewed locally in oak barrels, this beer has a very rich taste, mixing vanilla-like sweetness and the strength of the oak (okay, it may be the 6.6% alcohol content going to my head).
I found it went particularly well with seafood and I tasted it with a particularly evocative pudding (with almonds and vanilla).
It is hard to find and a little bit on the expensive side as it is so enjoyable. Try it alone or to enhance the flavour of your food.

Go & See a Football Match

by scottishvisitor

Edinburgh has two football teams Heart of Midlothian nicknamed the Jam Tarts or the Jambos their stadium is called Tynecastle.
Hibernian is the other team nicknamed the Hibees or alternatively Hibs- Hibernian is the Roman name for Ireland from where the team's founding father came from. So if football is your game you could take in a match with the local rivals. Any Hibs or Hearts fans on VT please take note - I support neither team so will alternate the club badges on the main photo A ticket for the game & of course the scrarf colours of theclub of your choice

The Hadrean's wall

by Pierre_Rouss

The Hadrean's wall.
Probably at one time used to delimit Scotland from the South, now it's located in England at least 50 km South from the border. The interpretation center says it was probably built by the romans.

"Thanks" to lostscot which pointed me to a typo (wrote Adrean initially), here are more info:

Adrean's wall
As in many historical issues the mists of time have served to hide the truth and to send historians in the wrong direction. The popular view that the so called "Roman Wall" was built by Hadrian to keep out the Scots is erroneous. It was in fact erected by a Corbridge builder of the period by the similar name of Adrian Barratt to prevent the Romans from taking control of the vast giant-leek plantations which abounded in Northumberland.

Cockney mercenaries in the Roman force were responsible for the misconception. Travelling home on leave they would talk in awe of Adrian's Wall and because the habit of dropping the "h" in their strange dialect it was generally assumed that they meant "Hadrian's Wall".

The Northumbrian giant-leek was the sole reason for the Roman invasion of Britain. It was the main constituent of that most nutritious and filling of meals, leek broth, held by Roman dieticians to be the source of the amazing ferocity and sexual prowess of the Geordies. In every household, at all times, there would be a huge pot of leek broth on the back of the stove which, miraculously, never emptied, and from which everyone would eat their fill.

Had the Romans been allowed access to this powerful means of sustenance they would undoubtfully have remained in Britain and from here conquered the world. The British owe a great deal of gratitude to Adrian Barratt and, indeed, show it by buying houses in great numbers from one of his descendents.

Pub Crawling

by tvor about Rose Street

Rose street is parallel to Prince's street and is the ultimate pub crawl location. That's pretty much all that's there, pubs and a few restaurants. You could drink your way from one end to the other if you've got lots of stamina. Rose street is pedestrian only but the cross streets are open to traffic so if you do over indulge, mind how you cross over.

Another great pub is the STanding Orders on George street, a few blocks farther parallel to Rose. It used to be a bank or large public building and it's now a bar of elegant proportions.


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