My friends in the UK tell me that the English county of Northumberland is a popular destination for stag parties and groups of guys looking for thrills and spills aplenty. While our friends in the UK may already know the best places to stay, others should visit Northumberland cottages can provide an ideal base for a few days for a bunch of blokes, so with the accommodation sorted, all you’ve got to worry about is sorting out the entertainment.
Fear not, though, as here at Man Tripping we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of things to do.
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South Shields Beach
The beach at the coastal seaside resort of South Shields is a perfect spot to catch a wave or two if you’re mad keen on surfing. A little word of warning, though, because the North Sea is rarely anything but freezing so be sure to wear a wetsuit before you hit the water and to have a cup of something warm ready for when you’ve finished.
The city of Durham regularly hosts major cricket games throughout the summer months either at county level or national level. If the weather is good then there’s nothing better than enjoying an afternoon at the cricket with a few cold beers. Groups of guys regularly go to the cricket in fancy dress so pick a theme and get involved in the fun.
Newcastle United Football
With Newcastle United currently flying high in the English Premier League, a trip to St James' Park to see the Magpies in action could be the order of the day. The atmosphere generated by the Toon Army is very unique and the great thing about St James' Park is that it’s pretty much in the city centre so you can enjoy a few pre-match and post-match beverages with the minimum of fuss. Howay the lads, as the locals would say.
Newcastle racecourse is a short taxi or bus ride away from the city centre and stages meetings right throughout the year, with the tickets very reasonably priced. Book a box for the afternoon to enjoy a trip to the horses in style and get suited and booted or go trackside right in the thick of all the action.
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Durham Night Life
From student bars to traditional pubs, Durham has something for everyone. A large proportion of the city’s student population also live quite close to the centre so Durham really comes to life at night and offers a decent alternative to Newcastle.
Newcastle’s nightlife is legendary! Every weekend countless stag and hen parties descend on the city’s Bigg Market area and join local revellers to create a brilliant atmosphere. Have a few low-key drinks down by the Quayside on the banks of the River Tyne before cranking it up a notch and two.