Local History 

Bangor is central to a number of local historical centre points and we have listed a number of them below around the Bangor and Anglesey area. 

South Stack
South Stack Lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1809, marking a tiny islet off Anglesey at the north west tip of Wales. Newly reopened for 2017.
Bangor Cathedral
Bangor Cathedral is an ancient place of Anglican worship in Bangor, Gwynedd. It is dedicated to its founder, Saint Deiniol. The site of the present building of Bangor Cathedral has been in use as a place of Christian worship since the 6th century.
Penrhyn Castle
The current Penrhyn Castle was built between 1820 and 1833 for George Hay Dawkins Pennant by the famous architect Thomas Hopper.
Menai/Britannia Bridge
The Menai Suspension Bridge was designed by Thomas Telford and completed in 1826 and is a Grade I listed building. The Britannia Bridge was originally designed and built as a tubular bridge of wrought iron rectangular box-section spans for carrying rail traffic.
Ynys Llanddwyn
The name Llanddwyn means "The church of St. Dwynwen". She is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, making her the Welsh equivalent of St. Valentine. Her feast day, 25 January, is often celebrated by the Welsh with cards and flowers, just as is 14 February for St. Valentine.
Beaumaris Castle
The most technically perfect castle in Britain has few equals. Dare we say it, an absolute cracker of a castle with classic proportions and perfect symmetry. The last hurrah of Edward I’s massive building programme in north Wales… just a shame he never got round to finishing it!
Conwy Castle
Built for Edward I the castle is amongst the finest surviving medieval fortifications in Britain. In a word, exceptional. You can’t fault it, from the grandeur of its high towers and curtain walls to its excellent state of preservation. An estimated £15,000 was spent building the castle.
Bangor Pier
Garth Pier is a Grade II listed structure in Bangor, Gwynedd, North Wales. At 1,500 feet in length, it is the second-longest pier in Wales, and the ninth longest in the British Isles.
Caernarfon Castle
A brute of a fortress. Caernarfon Castle’s pumped-up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. Picking a fight with this massive structure would have been a daunting prospect. By throwing his weight around in stone.
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