View of Bangor’s city center, taken from the university slope.
Photo by: theancientbrit, Creative Commons
If you’re looking for a city that exudes a unique vibrant atmosphere, why not head out to Bangor in Gwynedd? This quaint coastal city is home to thousands of students each year, making it one of the UK's most populated university towns, though there is not much to see in this area, the food, drink and nightlife makes it worth a visit.
Bangor has a charm that is quintessentially Welsh in nature. If you want to get some fresh sea air, then you might want to explore the Bangor pier. For people who want to explore the history of this small city, you can visit the Penrhyn castle to see what a Bangor upper class residence looked like in the past. There’s also a doll museum that will pique the interest of little girls and a model railway museum that will pique the interest of little boys. The gardens cover 60 acres of ground, which makes it, the perfect venue for an afternoon walk.
For a dining experience, Bangor has much to offer in the culinary department, if you like traditional English rustic cuisine; you’re in for a treat. From welsh lamb dishes to seafood courses; you can have honest to goodness food at an affordable price. And because fresh produce is abundant in this small city, you can be sure that your food is made from the best organic fruits and vegetables available in the area.
If you’re planning to check out the nightlife in this city, then prepare to be amazed, as the numerous bars and clubs won’t disappoint you. From the conventional watering holes to the exciting club scene, you’ll be amazed by the quality of nightlife that this city has in store for you. But do be careful of drunken brawls, as there are times when fights do ensue out in the streets.
If you happen to be around for a university concert series, make it a point to catch a show, which is usually held on Thursday and Saturday evenings. Don’t miss the chance to see professional orchestras and soloists perform alongside the university’s own talent.
So there you have it. Come explore Bangor and experience all this for yourself. If you’re heading out into the country to visit the Snowdonia National Park or the Anglesey Sea zoo, do make it a point to drop by. You won’t regret it.