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Top reasons why Bangor is a great place to live and work

With excellent transport links, a picturesque setting and situated only a few hours from major cities, as the oldest city in Wales, Bangor is a vibrant and bustling location. Read on to find out the top reasons why you should consider living and working in Bangor.

Bangor University


Along with being a great place to further your education should the need arise, Bangor University plays a major role in the local community and is one of the largest employers within the region. With over 10,000 students and approximately 2,000 members of staff, the university plays a big part in boosting local businesses and is recognised by people across North Wales as a major asset to the region, helping to shape its economy, culture and social future.


Bangor University is active in its engagement with the local community, with participation in a wide variety of projects, some of which are led by the Students’ Union and others by the university’s staff. The university is the main reason why Bangor is a bustling city with a multicultural population and vibrant social scene.


It’s picturesque location


Bangor is located in a breathtaking landscape with panoramic views, situated between the Snowdonia Mountains and the Menai Straits. Due to its wonderful location, you won’t be short of places to visit on the weekends, and if you’re the outdoor adventure type – due to being situated between the mountains and the sea – you’ll be perfectly located for all types of sports.


There are a number of unique villages full of character within a short distance of Bangor, including Betws-y-Coed, which is a scenic village and a popular destination with tourists, with a wide range of walking routes, shops and places to eat. 


Bangor is also associated with the oldest cathedral foundation in Britain, and is home to the Menai Bridge, a suspension bridge in Bangor that was built to carry traffic between mainland Wales and the Island of Anglesey, which is in itself, a Grade 1 Listed Building.


It’s a major transport hub for North Wales


As the largest city in Gwynedd, Bangor is a major transport hub for North Wales, with plenty of onward connections to Anglesey and Snowdonia. There are good road links to Bangor along the North Wales coast from the M56 and M6, with direct trains available from London, Manchester, Crewe and Cardiff, and a ferry service from nearby Holyhead to Ireland.


Due to the ease of transportation to and from the city, commuting to work in a nearby location would not be an issue.


The Llandygai Industrial Estate – Home to many businesses and jobs


Llandygai Industrial Estate in Bangor is home to many companies, which span a range of different industries, including hospitality, construction and development, transportation and automotive, fashion and apparel, production and much more.


As an employer within the region which frequently advertises vacancies on Jobs in North Wales, Baynes & Son Haulage is also based on the Llandygai Industrial Estate and is an award-winning family run business, providing general haulage, pallet logistics and parcel delivery services to customers across the UK and overseas. With a focus on providing a first class and reliable service, the friendly, professional and proactive team of 35 personnel have gained the business an enviable reputation.


Another leading employer within the region is Williams Denton. With long standing foundations, Williams Denton is a leading supplier of accountancy and tax support solutions. Working from across two offices in North Wales, the team of over 35 has a well-established and ever-growing client base. The company is currently seeking an Accountant to join its office in Bangor. Click here for more information.


So, if Bangor sounds like the perfect place for you to relocate to and develop your career, you won’t be short of things to do with its bustling social scene, nearby tourist attractions and a wide range of companies offering different career opportunities right on your doorstep.


Click here to search for jobs in the North Wales region, and why not read our other in-depth articles on what it’s like to live and work in other North Wales cities and towns such as BalaLlandudnoAbergeleSt Asaph and Colwyn Bay.


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