Bangor grew out from the site of the original Bangor Cathedral. Built in the 6th century the Cathedral and its surrounding enclosure gave name to the city itself, Bangor meaning enclosure in Welsh.
As a university city Bangor has developed into an important cultural centre in North Wales. Classical music plays an important role in the city and there are regular university concerts at the cities music halls. The city also home to the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery.
We'd recommend a visit but would suggest you explore the beautiful surrounding areas as well as take in all the sights of Bangor.