An on-going multi-million pound investment programme has resulted in new student residences at St Mary's Village, the redevelopment of the Canolfan Brailsford sport centre and the opening of the Pontio Arts and Innovation centre.
Pontio is a centre for innovation in science, technology and the creative arts. In addition to being a home for our Students' Union, it includes a theatre, cinema, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, bar and cafes.
In the centre of Bangor you'll find a wide-range of supermarkets, food shops, high street chains, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Anglesey is one of the most popular destinations in North Wales and because it’s an island there’s the added bonus of never being too far from the sea. When the sun is shining, get your friends together and explore Anglesey's many beaches and miles of beautiful coastline.
The town of Menai Bridge, which is where our School of Ocean Sciences is based, is around 15 minutes' walk from Upper Bangor. Menai Bridge has several cafes, restaurants and bars and a number of locally-owned shops and boutiques.
Anglesey is also your gateway to Ireland and regular ferries run from Holyhead to Dublin, with the journey taking around two hours. You can travel to Holyhead by direct train from Bangor.
Snowdonia National Park
The Snowdonia National Park's 25 miles of mountains, lakes and rivers offer plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy the great outdoors.
Walking, climbing, kayaking and canoeing are just some of the sports that can be enjoyed in the park.