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Bangor is a small coastal city in Gwynedd, NorthWest Wales. It is a beautiful cathedral city, set between the Snowdonia Mountains and the sea, and is a lovely place to study and live. The area boasts some of the most magnificent scenery in Wales like the views over the Menai Strait. With a population of merely 15,000 people, Bangor is one of the smallest cities in the UK. It is, however, a University town, so there are a few more facilities than anticipated for such a small place. Bangor is the only place outside of England that is using the title of 'city' by ancient prescriptive right, due to its long-standing cathedral and past privileges having been granted.
Bangor is home to Bangor University which is one of the oldest and most prestigious degree awarding institutions in the UK. Students enrolled in this university can book their student home from various accommodation websites such as University Living, a tech-enabled student housing platform. It offers a wide range of properties located in 210+ cities across the globe. These off-campus alternatives offer plethora of modern onsite amenities like bike storage, card-operated laundry facilities, living room with TV, heating, gym, parking facilities, games room, and plenty more.
Bangor is perfectly set for sports lovers, but even if you're not into outdoor sports there's still plenty to explore in the neighbouring area. Anglesey is one of the most famous destinations in the country, where you can explore Anglesey's many beaches and miles of beautiful coastline. This place also acts as a gateway to Ireland with regular ferries running from Holyhead to Dublin. If you are an adventure seeker who likes trekking, climbing, kayaking and canoeing then Snowdonia National Park is the perfect place to be. It is also home to Surf Snowdonia surfing lagoon, Europe's longest and fastest zip wires at Zip World Velocity and Zip World Titan.
Student Life in Bangor
The city is considered as one of the cheapest university towns to live in the UK, making life much simpler for a student. The students can stay in university-owned halls of residence which are quite limited in number and available only to first-year students. The other option is private accommodation known as purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) which is designed specifically for students. These private
student accommodation Bangor offer a variety of student room types including student studio, en-suite rooms, student apartments, shared and private rooms, and more. The city centre is at a walking distance from these properties where you'll find a wide range of supermarkets, food shops, high street chains, cafes, bars and restaurants. Academi nightclub offers a great night-time entertainment to students.
University in Bangor
Founded in 1884, Bangor University is a Welsh university that currently hosts over 10,000 students from 85 different countries. The university can be reached in just 2 hours via train from Manchester International Airport. Bangor University has a reputation for Ocean Science as the city is located on the coast. The university has around 150 clubs and societies to enjoy and the best thing is that student membership of the Students’ Union’s clubs and societies is free of charge.
What sets Bangor apart?
While Bangor is not the most attractive town in North Wales, it still has a vibrant art and cultural scene. The city is blessed with a multicultural population and has many places to visit like the Penrhyn Castle, which is a fantasy castle of the 19th century situated between Snowdonia and the Menai Strait.
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