MOVE over Ibiza and Magaluf, Bournemouth is the number one destination for stag parties.

According to data from hen and stag experts Red7, the town is five times more popular than London and accounted for 16 per cent of stag bookings in 2018 while London had just three per cent,

Bournemouth was crowned the king of stag dos in a list of top UK destinations, followed by Liverpool Brighton, Bristol and Newcastle.

It is four times more popular than Magaluf and twice as popular as Ibiza.

Bournemouth’s plethora of activities such as escape rooms, quad biking and bubble football were all credited for drawing stags to town.

Sarah Chapman at Red7 said: “After a decade of reinvention as a party hub, Bournemouth has leapt in popularity to hit the top of the list of the UK’s stag destinations.

“Warmer weather led to a big increase in domestic travel in 2018 compared to 2017, with half of our stags choosing to holiday in the UK rather than travel abroad.

“Travel to Bournemouth is far cheaper than flights abroad, but it still boasts the Blue Flag and friendly atmosphere that Brits love on holiday.”