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Liverpool top UK destination for stag dos outside capitals

Liverpool is the top destination for UK stag dos outside of the English and Scottish capitals according to a new study.

Research from Jurys Inn put the city third on the list, beating Cardiff and Brighton into fourth and fifth place respectively.

The hotel group’s report found that a huge £88.12 million is spent on stag and hen dos across the UK each year.

With three months to go until the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the study found that 26% of Brits believe that the royal couple to-be will opt for traditional hen and stag dos, instead of the newly coined ‘sten do (combined stag and hen party).

According to the study, grooms are the biggest spenders on a pre-nuptial party – splashing £3.82m more than women on hen dos.

Family and friends admit they are willing to pay a generous £181.82 to celebrate their loved ones ‘last night of being single’ in style.

In a bid to be more economical, a quarter of women (25%) and a fifth of men (20%) would consider a sten do, and 40% of Brits opt to celebrate locally to help keep costs down.

Suzanne Cannon, Jurys Inn head of marketing, says: “There is a lot of pressure on wedding parties to send their friends off into a life of wedded bliss in style, but that doesn’t necessarily have to cost the world.”

About Author: Lawrence Saunders

Lawrence is a journalist at Move Publishing. He can be contacted via email at lawrence@movepublishing.co.uk or by phone on 0151 709 3871.