Bangor Student Guide – An overview

Bangor

An overview

Sunset at Garth Pier in Bangor.

The city of Bangor is located in the county of Gwynedd in North West Wales and is one of the smallest cities in the UK. The city has a student population of around 16,000, which accounts for a significant percentage of the city’s population. The high percentage of students in the city means there are a number of options for a night out. Bars and pubs are more common than large nightclubs and there are a number to choose from. Rascals is a popular student bar and can be found on Holyhead Road. The bar serves food as well as drinks and plays loud chart music, providing a great place to dance the night away! The Old Glan is a pub in the city centre and has a relaxed student atmosphere- the pub hosts different themed evenings and serves cheap food and drinks.

Garth Pier is the second longest in Wales and can be found in Bangor on the coast of the Irish Sea. The pier is a Grade II listed structure and is free although there is an honesty box, which requests 25 pence from each visitor. The pier is a local haven for seabirds, and birdwatchers can catch glimpses of oystercatchers, redshanks and curlews. The Maritime Awareness North Wales occupy a kiosk near the pier and offer lectures and tours of the local wildlife.

Classical music is an important part of Bangor and concerts regularly take place in the Powis and Prichard-Jones Hall. Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery can also be found in Bangor and is a general museum showcasing varying displays and exhibitions. The museum has collections including furniture and textiles and an archaeology collection.

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