Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Bangor (Welsh White choir), a market town in the county of Carnarvon, North Wales, near the northern entrance of the Menai Straits, and having the port, Penrhyn, on the adjacent coast, The old street winds its way through a narrow and picturesque valley, but a modern quarter has recently sprung up. Bangor became the seat of a bishopric in the sixth century, and the existing cathedral, an embattled cruciform building with a low tower, was erected on the site of the ancient structure, and completed in 1532. The chief source of trade is found in the slate quarries of Llandegai, six miles distant, but many strangers are attracted in summer by the natural beauty of the locality. For parliamentary purposes Bangor is incorporated in the Arfon division of the county. The University College of North Wales was opened here in 1884.