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 StackSouth 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 CathedralBangor 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 CastleThe current Penrhyn Castle was built between 1820 and 1833 for George Hay Dawkins Pennant by the famous architect Thomas Hopper.
Menai/Britannia BridgeThe 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 LlanddwynThe 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 CastleThe 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 CastleBuilt 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 PierGarth 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.