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On your wedding day, being treated like royalty is essential. Yet, why wait until you've tied to note to be a King or Queen reigning over your castle? If you are looking for the royal treatment, there is really no better place than the home of the most famous monarchy on Earth- Britain- and experiencing your stag night or hen night (more info) like Henry VII has never been easier

More commonly known as a bachelor/bachelorette party on the American side of the Atlantic, stag/hen nights and weekends are a British institution varying from location to location. Wherever you go, be it the rolling countryside or the metropolitan cities, there is much to be considered. Here are some useful tips for a debaucherous weekend away in Britain.

The first thing to remember on a sojourn to the country is to take an umbrella, and some wellington boots if you can. Full of outstanding beauty, the country offers the perfect chance to be royal before your big day. Indulge at a regatta or with clay pigeon shooting, before enjoying a local ale at a traditional country pub. For something truly British, forward planners can attend the race days at Newmarket or York, and see the the country's most prestigious fanfare. The most important thing to do is explore. The British countryside is full of the weird and wonderful, from cheese-rolling in Gloucester, to Morris dancing in Cornwall.

Some things will never change. The first thing to remember on a trip to the city is to take an umbrella, though wellingtons are probably unneccessary. The big pull of the various British cities is their tradition in the U.K art scene. Naturally some cities such as London are more prominent than others, but Liverpool as Europe's culture capital and Brighton as the country's gay capital have been burgeoning hubs of art and culture. Enjoy the theatres, the fine cuisine and an enviable cosmopolitanism in these areas.

Of course, with so many hidden gems and an overwhelming amount of tempting offers, planning a trip abroad can be difficult. Fortunately, there are several companies available who specialise in planning your hen or stag weekend so you can celebrate with insider knowledge. Now all you need to do is find that crown...

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