Bangor is perfect for students who are searching for a quiet, outdoors experience with an idyllic Welsh back drop.

Located just between the mountain and the sea, Bangor is one of the smallest cities in the UK. There’s lots to do but even more to see, offering some of the most beautiful scenery around. Just outside of Bangor you will find Anglesey, a popular tourist destination. Here you will find beautiful beaches and fantastic water sports facilities.

Known to most as one of the least expensive student cities, the scenery on offer is anything but cheap. Bangor is equipped to host almost any outdoor sporting activity that you can think of. With Snowdonia National Park on your doorstep this may be one of the most attractive locations to study in the UK.

The city may be tiny but the university attracts students from across the globe. Bangor offers you the chance to partake in world leading research from an expansive list of courses. Over half of the academic schools are ranked in the top 20 for research.

Students may experience a quieter nightlife than those in a large metropolis, but Bangor student still like to party. Take part in the popular pub crawl route before a night in Academi. After making it to the final destination, students usually end up at Pizza House serving the ‘best pizza around’.

Grab a bite to eat

The Blue Sky Cafe

Blue Sky uses locally sourced, high quality foods and fair trade tea and coffee. This cosy atmospheric cafe is perfect for any occasion. The beautiful interior and great food makes it a local favourite.

Freak Shakes

Following on from the milkshake dessert craze, this new local offers your favourite milkshakes in ‘freak’ form. Decorated with a variety of delicious bits and bobs, it’s obvious why this cafe is loved by students with a sweet tooth.

Freak Shake Bangor Creations: The shakes in all their glory.

Pizza House

Pizza House is famous for any student who has set foot in Bangor. After your pre-drink pub crawl ending in Academi, head to Upper Bangor and order one of the best takeaway pizzas you will experience.

Places to see outside of the city


One of the UK’s more popular tourist destinations, Anglesey is just a short drive from Bangor University. Head to Anglesey for beautiful beaches, water-sports and an opportunity to experience Bear Grylls RibRibe adventure tour.

Snowdonia National Park

You can also travel to the mountains and see what your closest National Park has on offer. Snowdonia offers you the opportunity to go climbing, kayaking and canoeing and is also home to the world’s largest and fastest zip wire.

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