Located in the North West of Wales, Bangor is the country’s oldest city. The city is also famous for being one of the smallest in the United Kingdom. What Bangor may not have in size, it makes up for in scenery. This stunning coastal town is full of areas to explore during your studies. Bangor Cathedral forms the focal point of the city with its iconic architecture. Other famous landmarks include Penrhyn Castle and Bangor Pier. As a relatively small city, the area relies on the student population. As a result Bangor is welcoming and friendly to University students allowing you to feel at home as soon as you start.
Due to its size Bangor students are lucky that most things are within walking distance. Bangor also has great train links that will see you get to Liverpool, Manchester or Chester for less than £20 as well as regular trains to the capital Cardiff.
Bangor may not have the wide variety of nightlife in comparison to other university cities, but it still has great student bars and clubs for you to enjoy. Patricks Bar, better known as ‘Paddy’s’ Irish bar remains hugely popular with students. Bangor students are also big fans of The Old Glan, with its unique yellow coloured walls; this pub is known for its cheap drinks, karaoke and great music, all the ingredients of a student favourite. The city has three hugely popular night clubs. Academi is a student’s only bar that runs various events throughout the week including fancy dress and comedy before turning into the place to be on a Saturday night. If you fancy heading out of campus Amser (Time) is widely considered the most popular, with Happy Monday’s providing your weekly dose of cheese. Finally Peep hosts some top djs, Wednesday student nights and is open to the city on a weekend, giving you the chance to mix with the locals!