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Inside Bangor

Bangor is the smallest University and Cathedral City and the oldest diocese in Britain, lying on the banks of the Menai Straits overlooking the romantic island of Anglesey.

Bangor is surrounded by history, and is the beating heart of three world heritage sites. Those being the castles of Caernarfon, Conwy and Beaumaris. At the height of the slate industry it was a major seaport, evidence of which can be seen at Penrhyn Castle which is now in the hands of the National Trust nearby. Take a leisurely walk along the Victorian Pier or visit the Bangor Museum and Gallery.
Today, Bangor is a major shopping destination for North Wales with a wide variety of places to eat and a good range of accommodation. It also has the longest high street in Wales.

Bangor is an ideal centre for the outdoor enthusiast offering water sports on the Menai Straits, the mountains of Snowdonia and safe, traffic-free Recreational Routes.

Famous people associated with the Town include:

Aled Jones, ex-chorister at Bangor Cathedral now broadcaster and presenter
Dewi Bebb, one of the greatest try-scorers of Welsh rugby
Angus McDermid, the reporter
DJ Sasha, world famous DJ

Useful Links


The City of Bangor Council
Cyngor Gwynedd Council
A Virtual Guide To Bangor
Bangor’s Web Forum
Bangor’s Civic Society


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