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Introducing Bangor

Like the jaunty one-hit wonder from 1980 suggests, a Day Trip to Bangor is plenty of time to see this unassuming little city's sights, and even that is enhanced by drinking cider. Dominated by its university and some rather large shopping centres, Bangor is the largest city in Gwynedd and a major transport hub for North Wales, with plenty of onward connections to Anglesey and Snowdonia.

St Deiniol established a monastery here in the 6th century, which grew up into Bangor’s sweet little cathedral. The main university building sits above it on a ridge, it's contours aping those of the cathedral. Bangor University was founded in 1884, and it is now rated as the best university in Wales and one of the top 15 in the UK. During term time 10,000 students swell the city's population.