Bangor provides one of the best university locations in the UK, well-deserving of its place in the top three best university towns. It is situated between the mountains of Snowdonia and the Irish Sea, at the centre of a region that attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year, offering some of the finest beaches and most dramatic scenery in the country, as well as a wealth of cultural heritage in the form of castles, monuments and countless other emblems of North Wales's living history. All this, plus the cosmopolitan atmosphere and amenities of a thriving university city, makes Bangor a fascinating place to live, and offers an unrivalled environment for study.
Students can rest assured that Bangor is a relatively safe place to live. The crime-rate is believed to be amongst the lowest in the UK and, as it is a compact city, university buildings, accommodation and the city centre are all within safe walking distance. As Bangor is not an industrialised city, pollution levels are low, and the proximity of the mountains and the coast offer unparalleled opportunities for outdoor pursuits.
Living in Bangor enables students to combine a high-quality educational experience with a wonderful living environment. North Wales is an area of outstanding natural beauty, yet close to major cities such as Manchester and Liverpool, so travelling to and from Bangor is easy – only a two-hour train journey from Manchester International Airport and 3.5 hours from London .
Find out more about Bangor on the University's Student Life pages