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Bangor in Welsh means a wattled fence because this type of fence once surrounded the monastic community which once lived here.
The origins of this small city date back to the founding of Bangor Cathedral by the Celtic Saint Deiniol some time in the early 6th century AD.
The present cathedral is a more recent building that has been extensively modified over the centuries and while the building itself is neither the oldest or the biggest in the 'bishopric' of Bangor it is one of the oldest in Britain.
Another of Bangor's claim's to fame is that Bangor allegedly has the longest High Street in Wales.

Having a University and a Cathedral makes Bangor the only city in Gwynedd but is only a small city with only about 14000 residents but it is still a city provides the facilities that meet its title.
The population becomes further swelled as the university students arrive in the academic terms and Bangor takes on an extra buzz, with a cosmopolitan feel and because of the Students it has some fantastic sports facilities a great little shopping, culture and of course many bars, restaurants making for a great atmosphere.

I have been visitying Bangor because my son is at University there and is now in his 2nd year.

  • Last visit to Bangor: Oct 2009
  • Intro Updated Dec 7, 2009
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  • Sep 8, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    the venue is ok, but they serve appalling meals ............. not just cold, but expensive and DULL !!!!

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    Apr 14, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    I returned to see other sites for the area, and am still impressed with your pictures and comments. My heritage is Welch and want to see the wonderful scenery

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2010 at 1:13 PM

    It seems you end Evan are writing tips on Bangor tonight. Ciao!

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2010 at 1:28 AM

    Hia, I can't wait to see some pics in your new travelogue :-)) xx

  • mickeyboy07's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2009 at 12:48 PM

    Quite good of the lanlord to get in touch

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2009 at 3:19 AM

    Gareth, fabulous page with interesting commentaries about Bangor. I once spent an hour or two in Bangor on my way from Landudno to the Island of Anglesey by train.

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2008 at 3:21 AM

    Nice page. Good to see some new things in a place I thouht I knew well. Hope the Memorial Arch is being restored -it looks better than last time I saw it ! (directions/ addresses/websites would be very helpful for visitors new to the town.

  • Maria250's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Beautiful Bangor page!! The weather seems to be as chilly as in Germany? Love the custom tip about the art of giving Love spoons by the men of Wales - dates back to the 17th century.

  • Sep 22, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Nice page and great information!

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