Small but lively city and university town. Bangor Cathedral has ancient roots – this religious site can be traced back to the 6th century. The former Bishop’s Palace has been refurbished as the new home for the museum and gallery, called Storiel. Art and local artefacts are on display here, along with an information hub for Ein Treftadaeth – Our Heritage.
Bangor has lots of leisure facilities including pool, walking and cycling paths. A good shopping scene too along what’s reputed to be Wales’s longest High Street, boosted by the modern Deiniol and Menai centres.
The beautiful Grade II listed, 470m Bangor Garth Pier, is the second longest pier in Wales, and this year celebrates its 125th year anniversary and was also voted Pier Of The Year 2022 by the National Piers Society.
Visit the iconic Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, a venue for theatre productions, film, music, circus, dance and other innovative performing arts. And don’t miss dramatic Penrhyn Castle, the National Trust mansion set in beautiful grounds on the outskirts of town. Nearby GreenWood Family Park, a popular family attraction and Zip World at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda is home to the fastest zip line in the world.
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