Student city guide to Bangor

Bangor Cathedral is the city's most striking building, whose roots go as far back as the 6th century, while the High Street is reputedly Wales' longest. Bangor is also home to a BBC broadcasting centre, and Bangor City FC, who competed in the UEFA Champions League on two occasions.

The recently opened Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre hosts all sorts of theatre, film, music, dance, circus and other performing arts events, bringing a real vibrancy to the city's creative scene. Nearby attractions include the epic National Trust property Penrhyn Castle, set amongst beautiful grounds on the outskirts of the city and near to the GreenWood Forest Park theme park.

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

With the breathtaking scenery of Snowdonia's mountains and coasts surrounding and more pretty sights in neighbouring Anglesey, it's ideal for outdoorsy types. It’s also only a couple of hours by train from the buzz of Manchester and Liverpool.

Featuring an iconic arts building looking over the city and views to the imposing Bangor Mountain, the university itself dominates the landscape of the area. It’s ranked top in Wales for teaching excellence and with students making up so much of the local population, Bangor makes for a great student living experience.

Our Ty Willis House building is located right on the High Street so you’re close to everything you’ll need. Just 14 minutes’ walk from Bangor University campus, it has its own games room, regular social events and secure bike storage.


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