20 Facts About Bangor Gwynedd


In 973, Iago, ruler of the Kingdom of Bangor Gwynedd, was usurped by Hywel, and requested help from Edgar, King of England, to restore his position.

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Edgar, with an army went to Bangor Gwynedd, and encouraged both Iago and Hywel to share the leadership of the realm.

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From 1284 until the 15th century, Bangor Gwynedd bishops were granted several charters permitting them to hold fairs and govern the settlement, later ones confirming them as Lord of the Manor.

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Bangor Gwynedd remained a small settlement until the start of the 18th century, when a political desire to enhance communications between England and Ireland via the London-Holyhead-Dublin corridor saw it designated as a post town in 1718.

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Parliamentary borough was created in 1832 for Bangor Gwynedd, becoming a contributing Caernarfon out borough as its status grew due to further industry such as shipbuilding as well as travel, not just from Telford's road, but through tourism mainly from Liverpool via steamboat.

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Bangor Gwynedd has been unique outside of England in using the title of 'city' by ancient prescriptive right, due to its long-standing cathedral and past privileges having been granted making it a borough.

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City of Bangor Gwynedd Council serves the people of the city, created in 1974 following Bangor Gwynedd assuming city status.

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In 2012, Bangor Gwynedd was the first city in the UK to impose, throughout its city centre, a night-time curfew on under-16s.

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In 2021 Muslims in Bangor Gwynedd complained that restrictions imposed in the city had left women unable to worship at the mosque during Ramadan, while in other parts of Wales arrangments such as outdoor prayers had been made.

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Archdeacon's House in Bangor Gwynedd was the setting for act 3, scene I of William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1.

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Bangor Gwynedd has two King George V fields; these are located on Beach Road and Heol Dewi.

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Bangor Gwynedd has a central shopping area around the High Street, and retail outlets on Caernarfon Road, on the outskirts of the city.

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Bangor Gwynedd redeveloped the Castle Inn on High Street in Bangor, which then became the high-class Castle Hotel.

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Bangor Gwynedd City won the Welsh Premier League on three occasions and were continuous members of the league from its inception until 2018.

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Bangor Gwynedd City have won the Welsh Cup eight times, most recently in the 2010 competition.

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Bangor Gwynedd is home to rugby union team Bangor Gwynedd RFC who play in the WRU Division Two North league.

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Bangor Gwynedd Aye is an independent online news and information service for the city and surrounding area.

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Bangor Gwynedd is home to a small BBC broadcasting centre, producing a large amount of output for BBC Radio Cymru.

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Bangor Gwynedd University has its own student radio station called Storm FM, which broadcasts to the Ffriddoedd Site and from their website.

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In 1967, The Beatles came to Bangor Gwynedd, staying in Dyfrdwy, one of the halls comprising Adeilad Hugh Owen, now part of the Management Centre, for their first encounter with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, during which visit they learned of the death of their manager Brian Epstein.

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