All About the Seaside City of Bangor

Nostalgia History and Heritage of the seaside city of Bangor in Northern Ireland (Bangor by the Sea).

Drone Footage over Bangor Northern Ireland Bangor Castle by Allan Wilson

Bangor Heritage Trail: Historical Sites of Bangor

This is one of our resurrected ‘Jenny Watts Treasure Hunts’ only made simpler and more ‘tourist-friendly’ with circle routes and easier questions and answers. On the off-chance we ever find some tourists here. The ‘Bangor Town Centre Treasure Hunt’ therefore follows a circular route from the lower car parks of Castle Park at North Down …

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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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North Down Museum, North Down Bangor Museum in Northern Ireland

The North Down Museum: Bangor’s Heritage Centre

The name ‘North Down Museum’ is a little misleading for visitors to Bangor, given it’s named after the local borough council, just to keep the regional neighbours happy. But most people still call it the Bangor Museum, as it is obviously located in Bangor, or the ‘Bangor Heritage Centre’, which was an earlier and better name for …

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Bangor Bell in North Down Bangor Museum in Northern Ireland

In the Footsteps of Saint Columbanus

Written by former councillors Anne and Brian Wilson of North Down Borough Council. In 2015, to commemorate the designated Year of Columbanus, myself and Anne set off in the footsteps of the greatest Bangorian of all times. A journey to commemorate the 1400th anniversary of his death in Bobbio (Italy) and his importance which is recognised by …

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