This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bangor. To help you make friends with Bangor before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Around eighteen thousand people live in the small city of Bangor, Wales, in County Gwynedd in the northwest of the country. The nearby Snowdonia National Park is one of the major tourist attractions in Wales, attracting more than six million visitors every year. It is also the national park that boasts the biggest mountain in England and Wales -- Mount Snowdon, with an elevation of more than a thousand metres. Numerous outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, cycling, and participating in water sports are possible in the well-known national park. The Welsh summer is mild; the average daily maximum temperatures reach seventeen to nineteen degrees Celsius. In autumn and spring, the maximum temperature ranges from eleven to sixteen degrees Celsius.
If you are interested in history and culture, Bangor Cathedral, Bangor Pier, and the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery welcome guests. The origin of the worth-seeing Bangor Cathedral dates back to the sixth century; the church houses the “Mostyn Christ,” a figure of the Pensive Christ, a depiction carved in oak from the late fifteenth century of a distressed Jesus Christ sitting on a rock. Bangor Pier was constructed in the late nineteenth century and is the second-largest pier in Wales, at four hundred fifty metres. It is perfect for a relaxing stroll and for some scenic pictures. Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery, also known as Storiel, boasts various exhibitions, communities’ exhibition spaces, and galleries with international artists.
At Bangor University, more than ten thousand students are enrolled; compared to other places of the same size, visitors can find a vibrant nightlife with quite a lot of bars, pubs, and clubs in the small city. Bangor offers many leisure facilities such as the Bangor Swimming Pool and the Play Centre for kids.
You can find any sort of accommodations, from expensive hotels to holiday apartments and hostels in Bangor, Wales. Keep in mind that staying in a Bangor, Wales hostel means you will not be in the city centre; however, for those interested in walks or mountain bike trails, a Bangor, Wales hostel will be in the perfect location. The national park is a popular tourist destination for hikers and sportsmen, so your chosen Bangor, Wales hostel can be booked out quickly -- book as soon as you can, to avoid disappointments.
Written by local enthusiast for Bangor hostelsFlo