Bangor Travel Guide


Bangor is a comparatively small city towards north Wales with a uniformly small population of around 20,000 people. A large section of the population includes students, and a third of them studying in the town. The word 'Bangor' is derived from the Welsh language, and means 'fenced off enclosure'. Although it is referred to as a university town but it is also famed as a seaside resort. The origin of the city can be traced back to the 6th century AD whence Celtic saint Deiniol constructed a cathedral within the city. The cathedral that now stands is relatively new structure that was added to the original one over years. The city has a high street that is the longest in Wales.

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Bangor boasts of a fair share of history and has many relevant places to visit. It is the third largest city in Maine and has served as a lumber port. Some of the Museums in the area are the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor and the Hudson Museum of Anthropology located on the campus of the University of Maine. There are some cultural festivals of the United States, which are showcased at the American Folk Festival at the Bangor Waterfront. Bangor is an exciting place for outdoor enthusiasts, with several avenues for kayaking and canoeing abounding. Cross-country skiing and Biking can be enjoyed in the city and several parks. You can relish mouth watering cuisines from round the world at top restaurants and bars. For accommodation, you do not have to worry, as there are a wide range of options available that can cater you with a comfortable stay without pinching your pocket too hard.

Hotels in Bangor

There are plenty of hotels that are located near the major attractions of Bangor. Some of these are Eryl Mor Hotel, Abbeyfield Hotel, Swn y Nant and many more. You can easily find one, as per your specific requirements.

Famous Places in Bangor

This place is ideal for you, if you want to experience very many exciting things to do and that too in a cool, crisp wonderland. There are a number of museums, theatres, shops to interest you. A huge number of walking and hiking trials are also there.

Night Life in Bangor

You can have fun in the exciting night life of Bangor and set yourself free from the stress of your mundane life. There are several night clubs, pubs that offer great music, live performances and lots of fun.

Entertainment in Bangor

The Bangor Historical Society showcases how the city was in the late 19th Century. The Bangor Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest community orchestras in the United States. Bangor's natural beauty while enjoying the blooming community full of activities can be an awesome retreat. If you are an art and culture enthusiasts, the Maine Center for the Arts offers complete entertainment events, with, opera, theater and ballet.

Top Restaurants & Bars in Bangor

Relish delightful cuisines from round the world. You can savour Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Lebanese, English, Indian, Thai or whatever you like in the top restaurants and bars in Bangor

Where to Stay in Bangor

You can make your choice among inns, cottages, apartments, hostels, self catering places for accommodation purpose.


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