Student city guide to Bangor

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Bangor Cathedral is the city's most striking building, whose roots go back to the 6th century, while the High Street is reputedly Wales' longest. Bangor is also home to a BBC broadcasting centre and, of course, Bangor City FC.

Pontio Arts Centre hosts all sorts of theatre, music and dance events, bringing real vibrancy to the city's creative scene. Nearby attractions include epic Penrhyn Castle, set amongst beautiful grounds on the outskirts of the city.

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"Breathtaking scenery of Snowdonia's mountains and surrounding coasts"

With the breathtaking scenery of Snowdonia nearby, and more pretty sights in neighbouring Anglesey, Bangor is ideal for outdoorsy types – and just a couple of hours by train from the buzz of Manchester and Liverpool.

Bangor University itself dominates the landscape of the area – it’s ranked top in Wales for teaching excellence. Our Ty Willis House building is just 14 minutes’ walk from campus, with relaxed social spaces, regular events and secure bike storage


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