City of Bangor in North Wales is a lively, modern university city with ancient roots. And if you are going to visit North Wales, Bangor accessible location makes an ideal base while you explore the Snowdonia’s mountains and beaches.
Travel to and around Bangor could not be easier; there are regular train services to London, Manchester and Cardiff and a network link to the rest of the UK. It is easy to get to Bangor by road as well, using the A55 and A5 landscape cut through the heart of Snowdonia. Once you’re in Bangor, there are plenty of bus services to help you explore the countryside of Snowdonia and visiting local attractions – as well as those a bit further.
Bangor’s roots can be traced back to the sixth century monastic cell to St Deiniol’s from around 525AD. Bangor Cathedral, in the heart of the city, has an ancient foundation and although the earliest buildings on the site was destroyed by the Vikings, and then Norman church was burned by King John in 1210, the cathedral has survived since it was built back in the 13th and 14th century. Structures that are still alive, though heavily restored in the 19th century, retains many original features such as the intersection of the 14th century and the choir, arch chamfered 13th century in the Lady Chapel, and the wooden statue of the 15th century, dubbed “the Mostyn Christ”.
Close to the Cathedral Bangor You’ll find the Museum of Gwynedd and Art Gallery, which houses many interesting archaeological finds local in its permanent collection – including the findings of the factory ax Neolithic in Graig Lwyd near Llanfairfechan and the sword of the Romans from Segontium in Caernarfon – as well as the exhibition of local and international artists; while in the museum shop you will find beautiful gifts made by local artisans.
If you enjoy shopping, Bangor will not disappoint; it was one of the main shopping center North Wales’. Bangor high street is said to be the longest in Wales, is coated with a good mix of high street giant and small independent shops where you can buy anything from local crafts to luxury goods. On Bangor High Street you will find two shopping centers in the room were very good, while far from the city center there is a great ‘out of town’ store where you can pick up a bargain or two.
When you’re all shopped out, there are many excellent bars, pubs, restaurants and bistros where you can recharge your batteries; You will be able to taste the local produce cooked to Welsh traditional recipe or, if you prefer something a little more exotic, choose from a large variety of world cuisines.