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Bangor Things to Do

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    by lomi Updated Jun 27, 2010

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    This town is not jumping with life for the tourist.

    But because of the university located here, there are many ancillary things to do, and usually in term time. ie A theatre, museum and art gallery and lots of pubs and cheap cafe's.

    There are some high street shops, (an M&S food hall and a large Debenhams) but it is the Cinderella of Wales' shopping, apart from Holyhead of course!

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  • by Gwenllian Written Apr 30, 2008

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    For a wonderfully nostalgic afternoon I highly recommend a leisurely train ride along the recently reinstated Welsh Highland Railway which runs from the old Slate Quay in Caernarfon and will ultimately go all the way through the wondrous Snowdonia landscape to Porthmadoc. This has not been a mean feat for the dedicated people involved but one that I'm certain will be appreciated by both locals and tourists alike for years to come. The feedback from my fellow travellers, a family of four generations from Cheltenham, was of high praise indeed, and if you're ever in the vicinity, and have a couple of hours to spare, do yourself a big favour and hop aboard!

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  • by Gwenllian Updated Apr 30, 2008

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    If your looking for something exiting to do in Snowdonia try karting at Redline Indoor Karting, Caernarfon. I had never been karting before, except for an outdoor track once when I was about 12, so I was a bit nervous of trying it out. My friends all jeered at me and so I had to do it. It was honestly the best experience ever. I never would have believed how much of a buzz you get from it and now go whenever we fancy something other than the pub!
    The centre is new and so everything is properly set up, the staff are great at explaining and guiding you if you're unsure about anything and there's a really nice friendly vibe to the place. It can get busy there though and I ve noticed a lot of families, mums, dads and kids there at times so I avoid going the same time as them. Good place to see some fit guys too, including one or two nice ones working there!. Snowdonia is a lovely place but there arent many option of things to do when the weather isnt great and this is one that I thoroughly recommend.

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Bangor Hotels

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  • Marine Court Hotel

    The Marina, 18-20 Quay Street, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5ED, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • The Royal Hotel

    26-28 Quay Street, Bangor, BT20 5ED, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

  • The Cairn Bay Lodge

    278 Seacliff Road, Bangor, BT20 5HS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Studio 101

    101 Donaghadee Road, 6 Glen Annesley Drive, Bangor, BT20 4NL, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Shelleven Guest House

    61 Princetown Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 3TA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • The Old Inn Crawfordsburn

    15 Main St, Crawfordsburn, County Down, BT19 1JH, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Ennislare Guest House

    7 - 9 Princetown Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 3TA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hebron House

    68 Princetown Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 3TD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Tara Guest House

    51 Princetown Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 3TA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Bangor Restaurants

  • by SteOrd Written Oct 31, 2009

    A party of 12 dined there last night, my god what an awful experience, food tasteless, service none, waiting half an hour between courses. We have been there before and had a similar experience, on that occassion we where informed that they have been extremly busy that night and that is why the food was so poor and the sevice abysmal. At least they are consitently bad. Should you have to use the toilets they are down some very steep stairs and the place sank of dampness it hit the back of your throat when negotiating the stairs.

    this place is the pits

    Favorite Dish: 12 different dishes orderd and not one was ok

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    by lomi Updated Apr 27, 2005

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    an Italian family have owned this restaurant since 1952.

    It has recently had a make over and is a good find in the high street. Pizza's, pasta, salads and snacks. Great for a coffee break.

    Nice cosmopolitan feel to the place in this Welsh university town.

    Favorite Dish: My nephew who is very fussy (he has an Italian father) loves the pizzas.

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Bangor Nightlife

  • by Gwenllian Updated Apr 30, 2008

    If your looking for something exiting to do in Snowdonia try karting at Redline Indoor Karting, Caernarfon. I had never been karting before, except for an outdoor track once when I was about 12, so I was a bit nervous of trying it out. My friends all jeered at me and so I had to do it. It was honestly the best experience ever. I never would have believed how much of a buzz you get from it and now go whenever we fancy something other than the pub!
    The centre is new and so everything is properly set up, the staff are great at explaining and guiding you if you're unsure about anything and there's a really nice friendly vibe to the place. It can get busy there though and I ve noticed a lot of families, mums, dads and kids there at times so I avoid going the same time as them. Good place to see some fit guys too, including one or two nice ones working there!. Snowdonia is a lovely place but there arent many option of things to do when the weather isnt great and this is one that I thoroughly recommend.

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Bangor Off The Beaten Path

  • by Gwenllian Written Apr 30, 2008

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    For a wonderfully nostalgic afternoon I highly recommend a leisurely train ride along the recently reinstated Welsh Highland Railway which runs from the old Slate Quay in Caernarfon and will ultimately go all the way through the wondrous Snowdonia landscape to Porthmadoc. This has not been a mean feat for the dedicated people involved but one that I'm certain will be appreciated by both locals and tourists alike for years to come. The feedback from my fellow travellers, a family of four generations from Cheltenham, was of high praise indeed, and if you're ever in the vicinity, and have a couple of hours to spare, do yourself a big favour and hop aboard!

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Trains

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