Things to do in Bangor

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By the Avanti Web Team

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3 min read | 30 April 2024

Small but lively, planning an action-packed trip to the oldest city in Wales is easy. There are plenty of fun activities and attractions here, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery that Wales has to offer. Come along with us as we explore some of the most fun things to do in Bangor.

Find the best things to do in Bangor

Whether you’re a thrill seeker, a lover of architecture or simply looking for a great day out, we have you covered. Find something that’s perfect for you from our selection of the best things to do in Bangor.

The stunning Bangor Cathedral is filled with history and stands on a worship site that has been used since the 6th century. The public is welcome to visit the Cathedral and regular services are held there. Be sure to take a good look at the building’s beauty and close attention to detail. Within, you will find striking artwork to marvel at by artists like John Gregory. The Cathedral is easily accessible by public transport, so paying a visit during your trip is no hassle at all.
Bangor Cathedral

For any thrill seekers, Penrhyn Quarry Zip World is a must-visit attraction in Bangor. This slate quarry is home to Velocity, the fastest zip line in the world, amongst other exciting options. If flying through the air isn’t your cup of tea, you can sit back and watch your group soar from the Blondin Restaurant or Café. There’s also the option to take a tour of the quarry if you’re in the mood for some educational fun. Zip World was even recognised as ‘Best Attraction in North Wales’ at the National Tourism for Wales award show.

If you’re stuck on what to do on a day in Bangor with the kids, look no further than Greenwood Family Park. This award-winning attraction hosts all kinds of activities for children of all ages, from soft play for little ones to fun rides for big kids. Perfect for keeping everyone entertained, this park is a great option for family days out in Bangor. The fun doesn’t need to stop after one day though, as the park offers tipi glamping. Why not extend the family fun and stay overnight at the foothills of the Snowdonia National Park?

As if you need any more reason to visit, Greenwood Family Park is going green. Their Green Dragon rollercoaster is 100% energy efficient as it uses the weight of the visitors in the queue to power the ride. They also unveiled the UK’s first solar-powered ride back in 2016. SolarSplash is powered by solar panels that will reduce the park’s carbon expenditure by a massive 1,700 tonnes.

A more peaceful option for a relaxed activity in Bangor is Treborth Botanic Garden. Part of the university since 1960, this tranquil garden allows visitors to marvel at its beautiful grounds. With over 2,000 plant species here, there’s plenty to discover and it’s well worth a visit. The garden is also available to host several events. Be sure to look out for special events like festivals, workshops and wellness walks on your trip.

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