Bangor Travel Guide

Situated on the picturesque shores of Belfast Lough, Bangor is one of the largest cities in Northern Ireland.

Visitors will find a large number of historical and cultural attractions to explore here as well as plenty of excellent amenities including shops, hotels and a richly diverse nightlife scene. Bangor is also surrounded by intense natural beauty and makes a great place for nature lovers to use as a base while exploring the surrounding countryside.

Things to see and do in Bangor

Located at the end of Quay Street, Bangor Marina is the largest marina in the whole of Ireland and a great place to unwind for a while. A wide range of sailing events are held here during the summer months, while a funfair is also set up next to the McKee Clock.

Bangor Marina – Bangor, Northern Ireland

Bangor Marina is the second largest marina in Northern Ireland and is situated on the southern shores of Belfast Lough close to the Irish Sea cruising routes.

Dating back to the 19th century, the magnificent Bangor Castle offers an interesting insight into the area’s rich history. The building itself now serves as the local town hall, which means that visitors can enter free of charge, while Bangor Castle is also surrounded by picturesque grounds where visitors can take a stroll on a sunny day.

A long and pretty path leads along the coast from Bangor and visitors are treated to stunning views all the way across Belfast Lough. Visitors can follow the Coastal Path Walk to the charming village of Helens Bay, where Crawfordsburn Country Park is just waiting to be explored.

Situated in the large and lovely Marine Gardens, Pickie Fun Park is the perfect place to let off a little steam while exploring Bangor. There are plenty of attractions and amusements to enjoy here such as the peddle swan boats, the Pickie Puffer miniature railway and several adventure playgrounds, making this a great time for visitors to take the little ones.

One of the most impressive historical buildings in the area is without a doubt Bangor Abbey. This was one of the first buildings to be established in Bangor on a site that was founded by the renowned St Comgall. The city itself literally sprung up around Bangor Abbey and while the building has been adapted and revised many times over the years, several sections of the original building still remain and date back several centuries, which makes this a great attraction for anyone who has a love for architecture.

Climate conditions

Bangor has a reputation as being one of the sunniest and driest places in the whole of Ireland and visitors will find plenty of warm and sunny days to enjoy practically all year round. Temperatures soar between June and August, while Spring is also a great time to explore Bangor and the surrounding area.