The ancient city of Bangor is the oldest city in Wales and can be traced back to the 6th century. With lots to do including a dramatic castle, a former Bishop’s Palace and a vibrant mix of culture, shops and restaurants, you will never have a moment to spare. Just across the river from the Isle of Anglesey, it is on the edge of Snowdonia National Park and only 20 miles from the seaside resorts of Llandudno and Colwyn Bay.
Why visit Bangor?
One of the smallest cities in the UK, Bangor has a friendliness that you don’t always find in larger cities. A great centre of innovative performing arts, this university city is fun and lively but is still close enough to Snowdon and the coastline to appreciate the unspoilt beauty of North West Wales.
Things to do in Bangor:
Not only is the city full of shops, cafes and restaurants in what is said to be Wales’s longest High Street, there is the iconic cultural venue, Pontio, as well as the former Bishop’s Palace, now the Storiel museum and gallery. Also, visit the dramatic Penrhyn Castle and Greenwood Forest Park.
Why stay in a Bangor cottage?
Our cottages in Bangor offer a relaxing retreat to come back to after a busy day exploring the city or the beautiful coast and country of the region. Whether you are looking for a romantic cottage or a last-minute city break, we will have the property for you.
Three must see things in Bangor:
- Visit the intriguing Penrhyn Castle, a National Trust country house complete with romantic turret.
- Pop into the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery and the iconic Pontio Theatre.
- Stroll across the bridge to the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and its spectacular scenery.