Where is Bangor?
The City of Bangor
Bangor is situated on the North Wales coast and is easy to reach from any part of the UK. Manchester International Airport is only a two-hour train journey away and London is less than four hours away by train.
A beautiful city
A cathedral city, Bangor is set between the Snowdonia Mountains and the sea, and is a beautiful place to study. With miles of beautiful coastline and the nearby Snowdonia National Park, the area boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Snowdon - England and Wales’ highest mountain is only a half hour journey from Bangor.
A compact city
It's a compact city - university buildings, accommodation and city centre are all within safe walking distance, so there's no need to catch any buses or trains to travel to the university, and you'll save money.
Students who wish to travel within or outside Bangor can purchase an Arriva Student Saver ticket which offers unbeatlable savings (up to 30% savings on bus fares). Find out more...
Low cost of living
The cost of living is lower than in larger city universities. Accommodation costs are much lower and with no need to pay for public transport - students can save up to 50% on living costs. Bangor is ranked amongst the top 4 University cities in the UK in terms of cost of living (accommodation, food etc).
Bangor is not an industrialised city, pollution levels are low, so it's a clean and healthy place to live.
What else can Bangor and North Wales offer?
- the national water-sports centre is located 7 kilometers from Bangor
- football lovers attend Liverpool and Manchester United matches on weekends - an easy two-hour train journey away
- rock and pop music lovers can see their favourite bands perform in Manchester and Liverpool, recent concerts include: Scissor Sisters, Gwen Stefani, Paolo Nutini, Kaiser Chiefs, Justin Timberlake and Take That.
- Bangor is on the circuit of the BBC National Symphony Orchestra for Wales staging 3 concerts every year
North Wales is rich in history:
- a former vice-chancellor of the university, Prof Charles Evans was a member of Sir Edmund Hillary's team-the first to reach the summit of Everest in 1953
- the Snowdonia mountains near Bangor acted as training ground for the team
- the site of the cathedral in Bangor dates back to the 6th century AD
- castles situated along the coast date back to the 13th century AD
Come to a Virtual Open Day
Our Virtual Open Day site brings together a number of our web pages and other online content to give you more of an idea of what an excellent place Bangor University is for you to choose for your studies.