Bangor is unique in that it offers the visitor all the traditional attractions of a seaside resort but combines this with excellent shopping.

Two major shopping centres have been built in the last few years, the Flagship Centre in the centre of town, and Bloomfield Centre on the Ring Road. These are complemented by a variety of quality shops, while Grays Hill offers a cluster of specialist antique shops.

The Wednesday Market is as popular as ever and there is an ever-increasing number of superb restaurants offering international cuisine. Mouth-watering menus are provided by top class hotels, guest houses, restaurants and pubs. Busy bistros mix with pizza parlours and burger bars, satisfying the appetites of adults and children alike, and each one has its own style and its own special ambience. Traditional pubs stand side by side with modern wine bars, and music of all sorts from foot-tapping folk to dynamic discos and this all adds to the convivial atmosphere and fun, known locally as “the craic”!

Bangor is also known as Northern Ireland’s premier events location, and major events combine with community and art festivals as well as concerts and firework displays which are organised throughout the year. So whether you’re staying in a cottage, hotel, B&B or enjoying a short break or business trip, Bangor’s unique combination of attractions, activities and accommodation will ensure a holiday you will long remember. 

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