Bangor attractions

Bangor attractions

Bangor north WalesBangor lies in the northwestern county of Gwynedd in North Wales, an area bordered by the Irish Sea with a beautiful coastline and the stunning Snowdonia National Park at its heartland. It is a region of craggy mountains with lakes, rivers and waterfalls, dense forests and miles of golden sandy beaches. It is a large county though sparsely populated and has numerous visitor attractions with Portmeirion village, the film set for The Prisoner, Mount Snowdon the highest mountain in England and Wales and the Talyllyn Railway. Photos left and right: Menai Straits

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Attractions Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4HN. Tel: 01248 353084. 19th-century fantasy castle with spectacular contents and grounds. Magnificent views over Snowdonia, a unique furniture collection and the best private art collection, in context, in Wales. Large gardens and grounds with formal Victorian walled garden, Dolls museum, extensive Victorian kitchens, railway museum and adventure playground. National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk. About 2 miles northeast of Bangor.

Penrhyn Castle

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Attractions Cochwillan Old Hall, Tal-y-Bont, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 3AZ. Tel: 01248 355 853. The hall is considered one of the best examples of a Welsh medieval estate centre and it survives almost unaltered. The most striking feature of the late 15th century hall house is the roof of three bays, divided by trusses of hammer-beam type. The moulded hammer-beams have embattled crests and plain ends with pinholes in them; as these probably originally carried carved heads or heraldic shields, new shields have been fitted to harmonize with the ancestry of the old families of Cochwillan. About 3 miles east of Bangor.

Cochwillan Old Hall

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Attractions Segontium Roman fort and museum, Llanbeblig Road, Caernarfon LL55 2LN. Tel : 01286 675625. The Segontium Roman fort was an auxiliary fort built by the Romans when they spread their conquest of Britain into Wales, and dates back to 77 AD.The museum tells the story of the conquest and occupation of Wales and contains fine examples of the finds excavated from the Segontium site. www.nmgw.ac.uk. About 8 miles southwest of Bangor.

Segontium Roman fort and museum

Attractions The Llanberis Lake Railway, Gilfach Ddu, Llanberis, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. LL55 4TY. Tel: 01286 870549. The Llanberis Lake Railway offers unrivalled views of the mountains of Snowdonia from viewpoints quite inaccessible by road, all for a modest price. Starting at Gilfach Ddu station in the Padarn Country Park, the trip begins with a ride on the recently opened extension up to Llanberis Village, passing the Welsh Slate Museum and historic Dolbadarn Castle on the way. www.lake-railway.co.uk. About 8 miles south of Bangor.

The Llanberis Lake Railway

Attractions Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis, Gwynedd LL55 4TY.
Since 1896, the Snowdon Mountain Railway has been making it easy to claim this mountain peak as one of your lifetime achievements. In a tremendously ambitious feat of engineering, and uniquely in Britain, a rack and pinion railway was built which rises to within 66ft of the summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales. www.snowdonrailway.co.uk.
About 9 miles south of Bangor.

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Attractions Theatr Gwynedd, Ffordd Deiniol, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2TL. Tel: 01248 351707. Theatr Gwynedd is also a Cinema and shows a varied programme of films. Bar area. www.theatrgwynedd.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Bangor.

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