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Hotels in Bangor, Wales

Where to Stay in Bangor

The tiny university town of Bangor in North Wales has a large population of Welsh speakers and an equally massive crowd of college students. Without the university buzz, Bangor can be best described as a gateway town to Anglesey and Snowdonia, and if you decide to cross the Irish Sea via ferry, to Dublin in Ireland.

Bangor University, one of the best in Wales, was established 12 centuries later when St. Deiniol put up a Celtic monastery in 6th century which later became a cathedral at the saint’s consecration. This makes Bangor’s unassuming cathedral the oldest continuously occupied cathedral site in the United Kingdom. It continues to serve as a major tourist draw along with the Norman Penrhyn Castle close to the harbour. Between the two, there’s a golf club if you are up for a game. The harbour is also a great place to book an ocean view bed and breakfast in Bangor, Wales to feast on fresh seafood daily.

Book accommodation in Bangor Online

As can be expected of a university town, a plethora of accommodation in Bangor, Wales that you can book online; as well as comforts and conveniences aimed at the student population make it easy for travellers on onward destinations to stop here for a while. The pub culture here is more than lively, as is the music scene. If you are passing by on a weekend during the term, be sure to catch classical and electroacoustic music first before moving on. Come in mid-March and you can even treat yourself to a weeklong Music Festival held in collaboration with the university’s School of Music.

Stay in Bangor for Day Trips to Anglesey and Snowdonia

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, however, you need not look further. Bangor entices visitors with sunset sailing on the Menai Strait from where you can see a tiara of hotels in Bangor, Wales. There is also vigorous hiking – and Bronze Age poetry and music in Welsh – to be had in the slopes of Snowdonia’s fifteen 3,000-foot summits, as well as fishing or crabbing right off its Victorian Pier.

Even more enticing is Bangor’s proximity to the most ‘authentic’ of Welsh destinations, the isle of Anglesey just 30 minutes to the west. Most of the isle’s coastline is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, while farther inland is the largest concentration of ancient sites in Wales, and among them, an unmarked residence of the current Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.