Visit North Wales

To make the most of your time when you visit North Wales read our guide below. You will find information about Bangor, Snowdonia, the culture in North Wales and lots more.


Menai Straight near Bangor

Bangor City -’the city of learning’ is in the county of Gwynedd and is situated in one of the most attractive landscapes in the world. It’s located between the picturesque mountains of the Snowdonia National Park and the water of the Menai Strait. Bangor is an especially attractive to those students who like the outdoors and nature and is only miles from the island of Anglesey.

Bangor is approximately 1.5 hours west of Manchester and approximately 1 hour from Liverpool. Bangor is also 30 minutes from Holyhead where you can travel to Dublin in 1:49 minutes. So it is an ideal location for visitors from Wales, England and Ireland. More geographical information can be seen in the map below:

Visit North Wales – Tourism

Visit North Wales Beaches

The Bangor area is a significant tourism location and one of the most popular visitor destinations in Wales. Most people visit Bangor and North West Wales for its outstanding natural beauty; to climb the 3,560 ft of mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) the highest mountains in Wales and England or relax and unwind on its unspoiled beaches.

Visit North Wales – the Top 10 things to do in Bangor page for ideas to make the most of your time in Bangor. You might also be interested in additional information on visiting North Wales.


Gwynedd is the heart of Welsh language in Wales. Studying at Bangor gives you the ideal opportunity to hear Welsh being spoken in its natural environment or if you are feeling you fancy a challenge there are plenty of places that you can learn the language in Bangor.

Bangor is the home to the Faenol Festival that has attracted international superstars and is hosted by Bryn Terfel, the opera singer who lives in the area. This festival attracts many visitors to North Wales.

Student Life in Bangor

Like most other universities Bangor students’ social live revolve around the Students’ Union. Wether its to participate in one of the societies, clubs or drinking in the union. Currently the Students’ Union is being re-developed for completion in 2013.

Bangor has a number of different bars and the Octagon nightclub. More information on eating out and drinking out can be found  can be found in the Student Zone.

In the summer many student spend their spare time out and about in the local area, either relaxing or revising on a beach or for the more active enjoying the plentiful outdoor activities such as sailing, walking, climbing and mountain biking.

Bangor Accommodation

Don’t forget when your parents or friends come down to visit there is a large selection of high quality hotels in the city ranging from large popular chains to smaller independent bed and breakfasts: something to suit all tastes and budgets. See the Great Deals on Hotels

Don’t forget to visit the  Top 10 things to do in North Wales page if you need ideas to how to make the most of your time when you visit North Wales.

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