Travel Guide
Bangor showing religious elements, heritage elements and a church or cathedral
Stroll around this lively university city to enjoy engaging cultural attractions, marvel at views of Anglesey and visit important religious sights.

Escape to the scenic coast of North Wales and stay in the cultural, student-filled city of Bangor. Although one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom, Bangor is full of historic attractions and things to do, standing at the gateway between the mountains and the sea. Hop between the various sights, while taking time to admire views of the island of Anglesey, on the other side of the Menai Strait.

Explore Bangor Cathedral, which stands on the site of a 6th-century monastery built by St. Deiniol. This was where the city began, although Bangor remained a small fishing settlement until the 19th century. The region flourished when the university was established and as the local slate got shipped around the world.

Learn more about the history of the town at Storiel, a museum and gallery dedicated to the county. Exhibits include Welsh furniture and textiles, local geology and Roman weaponry.

Visit the attractions on the campus of Bangor University, such as the collections in the Brambell Natural History Museum, which is occasionally open to the public. Pontio is a sleek, modern arts center run by the university. The venue hosts a diverse program of English and Welsh theater, ballet, cinema and music throughout the year.

Bring your camera for photos of Anglesey. Walking trails around the Roman Camp, which is actually a Norman settlement, offer expansive coastal views. Wander along Garth Pier, a 19th-century structure that stretches for 1,500 feet (457 meters) into the Menai Strait.

Eye-catching Penrhyn Castle stands outside the city center and was built in the Norman style by a 19th-century slave owner wanting to display his wealth. Visit to see an industrial railway museum in its halls.

Bangor is easily accessible on the British railway network, as it is a transport hub for North Wales. Board a train to the city, then explore it on foot to appreciate all of the attractions. North Wales stays mild throughout the year, but come in spring or summer to make the most of the long days.

The Menai Hotel
The Menai Hotel
3 out of 5
Craig y don road, Bangor, Wales
The price is €90 per night from 1 Jul to 2 Jul
per night
1 Jul - 2 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Bangor. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
6.6/10 (168 reviews)
Great budget accomdation
"Great place to stay for business in Bangor, warm & friendly enviroment. the Pub downstairs is nice and cheap and the food was value for money. Also within an easy walk of Bangor centre if you want to visit the pier or one of the pubs"

Reviewed on 22 May 2024

The Menai Hotel
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