Useful links

Selection of activities in the area

Beaches in North Wales

  • Lonely Planet named our coast the top region to visit in the world. Click here for a guide to beaches in the area.

Walks North Wales

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The local area

With so much on your doorstep, choice is never a problem. Fitting it all in might be...

The Management Centre is based in Bangor, North Wales. Predominantly a University City is it one of the smallest cities in Britain.

One of the things that makes it a location of choice is that it is located in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales. Surrounded by beautiful scenery Snowdonia is one of the UK's most popular destinations for hiking and outdoor holidays. The area is also blessed with some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in Wales and its reputation for fine dining using Welsh meat, fish and cheese is growing all the time.

For more information about the area and things to do, three very good websites are Visit Wales and Visit Snowdonia and Visit Anglesey.

Local History and Information

The Management Centre is surrounded by history. Below you can find links to a few of the historical monuments in the area...

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle is a medieval building located in the town of Caernarfon, which is just under 10 miles from Bangor. The first English Prince of Wales was born here in 1284 and in 1969, the castle gained worldwide fame as the setting for the Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales in 1969. More information about Caernarfon Castle here.

Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle is a country house in Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales, in the form of a Norman Castle. More information about Penrhyn Castle.

Beaumaris Castle

Beaumaris Castle, now a World Heritage site was begun in 1295, but the building was never completed. It was the largest of King Edward I Welsh fortifications. Beaumaris Castle we are told by a 19th Century guide stands at the North-East End of town and covers a considerable area. More information about Beaumaris Castle here.

Beaumaris Gaol

A short walk from the Castle you will find Beaumaris Gaol, here you will be reminded of the difficulties of prison life in the Victorian days. It has an exhibition illustrating the long history of the fight for prison reform. Exhibitions include items made by prisoners, a tattoo machine, workrooms, punishment rooms, exercise yard with a treadmill and the condemned cell. More information about Beaumaris Gaol here.

A few other points of interests in the area are the below:

Menai Suspension Bridge

Menai Bridge by Andrew Dawson

The Menai Suspension Bridge, or Pont Grog y Borth in Welsh, is a suspension bridge between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales. Designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826, it is considered the first modern suspension bridge in the world. Click here to see the bridge on Google Maps.

Britannia Bridge

Britannia Bridge (Pont Britannia) is another bridge across the Menai Strait between the island of Anglesey and the mainland Wales. The bridge was decorated by four large lions sculpted in limestone by John Thomas, two at either end. The lions cannot be seen from the A55 although the idea of raising them to road level has been suggested from time to time. Click here to see the Britannia bridge on Google Maps.

You can find out more information about both bridges here.

Aber Falls

Aber Falls (Rhaeadr Fawr in Welsh) is a waterfall located about two miles south of the village of Abergwyngregyn, Gwynedd, Wales. The North Wales Path, a long distance coastal path between Prestatyn and Bangor crosses the bridge at the foot of the falls. It is possible to bath in the plunge pool of the falls, although the water is cold even at the height of summer and care must be taken on the often slippery road. Click here for more information about Aber Falls.