Garth Pier

Pier in Bangor

Given the large expanse of tidal mudflats here (a paradise for wading birds), it's surprising that the Victorians chose this site to build Britain's ninth-longest pleasure pier. Opened in 1896 (and narrowly escaping demolition in the 1970s), Garth Pier strides on its original iron legs 458m into the Menai Strait – most of the way to Anglesey. Ornate kiosks dot its length and there's a tearoom at the very end (closed from June 2018, to allow overdue repairs to the pier head).