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Bangor today is a modern city with its university but its history can be traced back to 525AD when a Celtic missionary first established a monastic community on the present site of the cathedral. It continued life as a small hamlet with little expansion however there were two factors which were to dramatically change Bangor in the 1700s road communication and the development of the nearby slate quarries. Communication from London to Ireland went through Chester and Conwy around Penmaenmawr and across the Menai Straits and on to Holyhead but this part of the trip, across the Menai Straits were the most dangerous and because of this danger that route was abandoned in favour of Bangor and the Portaethwy Ferry and now Bangor found itself on the main route between London and Holyhead. The first slate quarries at Bethesda helped the growth of Bangor as a quay was developed at Port Penrhyn with a rail link to them to help transport the slate to distant markets. As with all industrial developments the area soon benefited from the growth of related industries, writingslate manufacture, sawmill and a foundry was established and shipbuilding also became an important industry. In 1822 there was a steam packet service between Liverpool and Bangor and this also brought the first tourists to the area and tourism continues today in this popular resort. In 1862 Bangor became the centre for Higher Education in North Wales with the establishment of the Normal College and this, since its inauguration, developed into the University for North Wales which opened its doors in 1884 on the site of a former coaching inn. From such humble beginnings the university today is home to around 10,000 students and 2,000 staff The University of Wales, Bangor is still providing teaching and research of the highest quality. A truly cosmopolitan city with its cathedral, its restored Victorian pier and student life at the last census it was noted that the population of Bangor was 13,550 whilst the student population was 7,700! It may be one of the smallest cities in the UK but located on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, on the edge of the Menai Straits it is understandable why so many people find this such a popular location.


Bangor Cathedral
Penrhyn Castle
Treborth Botanic Garden


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Apollo Cinema


Dance - Gwynedd School of Dance
Yoga - Dru




Moriah at Fferm Y Garth


Bulkeley Dental Practice
Dental Practice


Bangor Medical Centre
Bron Derw Medical Centre
Meddygfa Deiniol

Estate Agent

Beresford Adams

Bob Parry & Co Ltd
Dafydd Hardy
Egerton Estates
Jones Peckover
Owen W

Golf Club

St Deiniol

Holiday Park

Ogwen Bank Country Park


Arena Carboot & Market

Performing Arts

City of Bangor Male Voice Choir
Prichard Jones Hall
The Gwynedd School Of Dance
Theatr Gwynedd
Ysgol Glanaethwy

Pub and Bar

Castle Hogshead
Fat Cat Cafe Bar
Harp Inn
Marquis Inn

Ship Inn
Three Crowns Inn
Union Inn


Canes Restaurant
China Garden
Eastern Origin
Fat Cat Cafe Bar
Greek Taverna
Hotel Plas Dinorwic
Java Restaurant
La Bella Vista
Mahabharat Tandoori
Three Crowns Inn


Bangor University
Hillgrove School
Llandygai Primary School
Our Lady RC School

St Gerard's Junior School
St Gerards School
The Gwynedd School Of Dance
Ysgol Friars
Ysgol Glanaethwy
Ysgol Hirael School


Featherdown Farm


Elwyn Jones & Co
Pritchard & Co


A1 Cars
Ace & Gwynns Taxis
Chubbs Cabs Bangor
Classic Cabs
Lunns Taxis


Prichard Jones Hall
Theatr Gwynedd


P E Jones & Partners

Sports Clubs

Bangor CC (Cricket)
Bangor LTC (Tennis)
University Of Wales Bangor Judo Club (Martial Arts)



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Tylers Books
Sun Flowers
Treborth Garden Centre
Animal Magic
Morrison Pharmacy
Alton Murphy
Shoe Zone
Jo Pott, Mercer
Jo Pott, Mercer
PC World
Dimensions Health Store
Rowlands Pharmacy
Julian Graves

Pets At Home
Traed Bach


Evans Anne
ABA Antiques
No 65 Antiques and Collectables


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Garden Hotel (0.29 miles)

Garden Hotel

Garden Hotel is a well established non-smoking Hotel graded annually by the Welsh TB 3 stars and a high number of regular discerning guests. We are centrally situated, close to University, shops and mainline railway ... More | visit website

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The Management Centre (0.29 miles)

The Management Centre

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Located right in the heart of Bangor University, adjacent to the existing Business School and dating back to the early 1900s, The Management Centre is an array of five splendid ... More

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Albion Hotel (0.32 miles)

Albion Hotel

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Traditional, Comfortable accommodation, situated in bangor town centre. Meals served daily 12 - 4, evening meals and breakfasts available if requested. Situated walking distance from university, also walking distance to ... More

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Baytree Lodge (0.55 miles)

Baytree Lodge
All rooms are en-suite with tv's and tea & coffee making facilities and Wi Fi. We are just a ten minute walk from the city center and University. Many guests use the baytree-lodge as a ... More | visit website
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Eryl Mor (0.77 miles)

Eryl Mor
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The Eryl Mor Hotel is situated in an unrivaled position within Bangor. Comfortable family-run hotel overlooking Menai Strait and Snowdonia. Golfing packages are a speciality. The Eryl Mor, which means ... More
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Plas Rhianfa (0.89 miles)

Plas Rhianfa
Plas Rhianfa is simply beautiful. A Grade II listed 21 bedroom architectural masterpiece that stands proud overlooking the Menai Straits on Anglesey. This 21 bedroom venue offers unique character, charisma, exceptional views and luxury facilities ... More | visit website
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Anglesey Arms (1.31 miles)

Anglesey Arms
Welcome to the Anglesey Arms Hotel, which is over 200 years old and recently received a huge makeover in August 2011. We offer a warm welcoming atmosphere with home cooked food and real ales. Supremely ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Bangor (1.79 miles)

Travelodge Bangor

Travelodge Bangor is located 53 miles from Liverpool Airport, less than 2 miles from Bangor Train Station, Snowdonia National Park is 6 miles away, Caernarfon Castle is 9 miles away, Beaumaris Castle is 10 miles ... More | visit website

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Abbeyfield Hotel (2.01 miles)

Abbeyfield Hotel

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In its several centuries of existence, this hotel has been a coaching inn, a farmhouse, and since 1968, a privately owned hotel.

It is located off the A5 on the outskirts of ... More | visit website

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Gwesty Carreg Mon Hotel (2.26 miles)

Gwesty Carreg Mon Hotel

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In a country setting, yet with easy access from the A55 Expressway, the Gwesty Carreg Mon Hotel nestles in 3 acres of garden close to the Menai Straits. We offer ... More

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