Location and Travel

Bangor is located in a breathtaking landscape with panoramic views. 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.

Excellent transport links and only a few hours from major cities

We’re far easier to get to than you might think – there are good road links to Bangor along the north Wales coast from the M56 and M6. There are direct trains from London, Manchester, Crewe and Cardiff. The ferry service from nearby Holyhead to Ireland is also fast and frequent.

Estimated journey times are:

Liverpool to Bangor by car: approx. 1.5 hours
Manchester to Bangor by car: approx. 2 hours
Birmingham to Bangor by car: approx. 3 hours
London to Bangor by train: approx. 3 hours

Map of Bangor

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Video: Bangor University's Location

Bangor is situated on the North Wales coast, between the mountains and the sea. Bangor's location makes it the perfect place to get involved in sports and outdoor activities. There are also historic towns and villages and ancient castles nearby for you to explore.

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