Inspiration Wednesday – Bangor

BangorOur #InspirationWednesday this week is Welsh city Bangor, in the north west of the country. Sat within the area of Gwynedd, Bangor may be one of the smallest cities in Britain but it has a thriving university town and local community.


Bangor has a lot of heritage on show, such as its Cathedral, a popular site for visitors, which dates back to the 6th century and the university’s original buildings, dating back to 1884. The surrounding areas, however, are what is really enticing about the area – rolling hills, the Menai Strait and the sea – whichever direction you look! With the glorious island of Anglesey right over the estuary, you can really enjoy exploring the local area too.


The local area offers a great mixture of indoor and outdoor activities. The former Bishop’s Palace – which will be home to a museum and gallery – and Pontio Arts centre are both due to open imminently and it’s well worth buying a National Trust membership to take it the beautiful castles, stately homes and national park attractions of the local area. You’re also a stone’s throw from Snowdonia, a beautiful location for hiking, cycling or other sporting activities – and for an afternoon tea!

5 facts about Bangor

  • Allegedly, Bangor has the longest High Street in Wales.
  • Famous people who came from Bangor include singers Duffy and Aled Jones, actor Tom Ellis and Crystal Palace footballer Eddie Niedzwiecki.
  • Probably the most famous of Bangor University’s alumni is Danny Boyle!
  • In 2010 the city was host to Radio 1’s Big Weekend, welcoming artists such as Biffy Clyro, Pixie Lott and Cheryl Cole.
  • There are many other ‘Bangors’ around the globe – including one in Northern Ireland, two in Canada, twelve in the US, one in France and one in Australia!
  • Bangor property

    This detached, cosy cottage sits with a glorious views over Hirael Bay and Puffin Island – what a dream that would be to wake up to! With a beautifully presented interior and a yard to the rear of the cottage, this is a perfect first home.


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    This three bedroom detached home in Bangor is beautiful – if only the owners would leave behind all their décor! The front room is bright, the view of the mountains is breath-taking and the home is lucky enough to have both a front and back garden. When can we move in?!


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    Have you considered a new home? This four bedroom home is spacious, beautifully furnished throughout and is just waiting for you to make it your own! It’s in an excellent location for commuting and close to local amenities.


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