Bangor is a small coastal city in North Wales, and is a picturesque city offering views over the Menai Straits (especially attractive at sunset), and also serves as a convenient base for visiting the nearby Snowdonia National Park. The city is also a popular place to spend the night for travellers leaving for Ireland on the Holyhead to Dublin ferry.
With a population of only around 14,000, Bangor is one of the UK’s smallest cities. Bangor is a university city and has a large student population, and is home to Bangor University, established in 1884.
Around half of the people in the city can speak Welsh, but if you took away all of the students in the university, this figure would be much higher.
- Bangor Tourist Information Centre, Town Hall, Ffordd Deiniol, ☎+44 1248 352786, e-mail: email@example.com. Information for the entire north of Wales, tips and directions for the best days out.
1 Bangor station lies on the North Wales Coastal Line, and can be reached from either the direction of Holyhead, for those travelling from Dublin, or from Chester, for those travelling from the mainland. Bangor is on the Holyhead → Chester track, and can be reached from either with trains running roughly every hour. Bangor can also be reached the following ways:
- Liverpool Lime Street → Chester → Bangor – about 2 hours travelling time. £18.10 for standard day ticket.
- Manchester Picadilly → Chester → Bangor
- Cardiff → Bangor
- London Euston → Crewe → Bangor – roughly every hour, taking about four hours. £96.50 for a standard open single, £62.90 for a saver single (available most days). Booking in advance may get you a ticket for £51.
- London Euston → Bangor direct – three times a day. Takes just over 3 hours, but same price as above.