Author name: Sunny Bangor

Brompton Bay by Jenny Watts Cave on Bangor Coastal Path

Jenny Watts Treasure Hunt: Heritage Trails in Bangor

We put together the Jenny Watts Treasure Hunt back in 2015 to encourage local kids and young folk to explore the history of Bangor and to encourage them to get out and to be physically active. The hunt took place in Bangor Town Centre and consisted of a number of stages which included 2 sets of …

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Bangor West Station on the Bangor to Belfast Train Line in Northern Ireland

The ‘Gold Coast’ Train Line

The Belfast to Bangor train line, aka the Gold Coast Train Line (train timetable here), connects the capital city of Belfast to the nearby coastal town of Bangor in Northern Ireland. The railway line follows various destinations along Northern Ireland’s famous Gold Coast, and is the main tourist line connecting the major tourist areas of …

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Christmas Time in Castle Park, Tourist Attractions in Bangor Northern Ireland

Things to Do in Bangor Castle Park

Castle Park will likely be the first place you see when arriving to Bangor, with the old Town Hall (or Bangor Castle as it’s now better known) found directly opposite central arrivals stations in the centre of Bangor and, it’s just really hard to miss. Then, surrounding Bangor Castle is a rather expansive woodland known …

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Viaduct Bridge, Autumn Crawfordsburn Country Park Bangor Northern Ireland

Crawfordsburn Country Park and Coastal Path

Until recently, it was a good 15-20 years since I last explored the forests of Crawfordsburn Country Park. At least, I hadn’t really seen past the visitor centre and the perimeter trees of Crawfordsburn Beach. But through the last year, I have been adventuring more as I follow the changing colours into the Autumn, as again …

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Bregenz House Marina, Bangor Northern Ireland

Bangor’s Seafront Attractions & Queen’s Parade

Bangor Seafront is often known as the ‘Queen’s Parade’, although this has become more of a swear word of late, due to failing investments in the shopping side of the seafront. Where plans for redevelopment continually fall through to the seemingly endless frustrations of local Bangor folk. But this has very little to do with the seaward side of …

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Marine Court Hotel, Best Hotels in Bangor Seafront Town Centre, Northern Ireland

Where to Stay in Bangor Northern Ireland?

Back in Bangor’s heyday, there would have been hundreds of hotels dotted throughout the town, only these days there’s barely a handful of consistent accommodations open throughout the year. However, an upturn is expected in the coming years in Bangor, with the rather massive Premier Inn opening opposite the main bus and train stations (Premier …

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Empty Sand Beach, Bangor to Groomsport, North Down Coastal Path. Northern Ireland

The Coastal Path: Bangor to Groomsport

Already we have covered the better-known route of the North Down Coastal Path from Bangor to Holywood, where the path leads from the Pickie Fun Park side of Bangor’s seafront, and passes various forest parks, beaches, and seascapes, to reach its eventual end at Holywood. Which I would forever recommend for those looking for a …

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Half Castle, North Down Coastal Path. Bangor to Strickland's Glen. Northern Ireland

The Coastal Path: Bangor to Holywood

The North Down coastal path, as you may have guessed, is a path that lines the coast of North Down, leading in both directions; east towards Groomsport, and then west towards Holywood. But here I will only share the Holywood route of the North Down coastal path from Bangor, as it is more of a scenic …

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