Bangor is located in a breathtaking landscape with panoramic views and is rich with history, culture and charm. The location is probably one of the most beautiful university settings in the whole of the UK – situated between the Snowdonia Mountains and the Menai Straits.
Bangor it a small city but there are plenty of places to go, clubs to join, stuff to do and there’s a buzzing nightlife.
Being a historic city, Bangor has enough culture to go around so if you’re into drama, dance, art or music you won’t be disappointed. An ambitious new Arts & Innovation Centre on the University campus is set to become a new social hub for students of the University as well as an internationally significant centre for learning, innovation and the performing arts. The building – which will open in 2014 – will be a world-class centre for innovation in science, technology and the creative arts. In addition to being a new home for the Students’ Union, it will include a theatre, studio theatre, cinema, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, bar and café. Events such as music, drama, aerial theatre, comedy, film and a range of other activities will be held at the centre.
If you’re more the outdoor type and enjoy natural beauty – you’re in the right place. Bangor in set in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. It covers 25 miles of stunning landscape.
Bangor is easily accessible by road, air and sea, only 90 minutes away from Manchester Airport and a couple of hours from Dublin via the Ferry Port at Holyhead.
Regular trains and coach services run to Bangor from London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, and there is a whole host of local buses for an opportunity to explore the local area.
If you love sport and the great outdoors, then get ready for Bangor. Set in one of the best natural resources in the UK, Bangor is exceptionally well-situated and well-equipped for students interested in Sport, especially those involving the great outdoors. Paragliding, Surfing, Kayaking, Fell running, Dinghy sailing and Rock Climbing are just some of the activities available as well as team sports such as rugby, hockey and football.