Bangor is a large town in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is a seaside resort on the southern side of Belfast Lough and within the Belfast Metropolitan Area. In 2007 the town was voted by Ulster Television viewers as the most desirable place to live in Northern Ireland. It can be considered as a commuter town for the Greater Belfast area, which it is linked to by the A2 road and a direct railway line. Bangor is situated 13.6 miles east from the heart of Belfast, not far from George Best Belfast City Airport.
Bangor is part of the North Down Borough Council area. The current Mayor is Councillor Andrew Muir ; the Deputy Mayor is Councillor Jennifer Gilmour. Tourism is important to the local economy, particularly in the summer months, and plans are being made for the long-delayed redevelopment of the seafront; a notable historical building in the town is Bangor Old Custom House. The largest plot of private land in the area, the Clandeboye Estate, which is located a few miles from the town centre, belongs to the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava. Bangor hosts the Royal Ulster and Ballyholme Yacht clubs. Bangor Marina is one of the largest in Ireland, and holds Blue Flag status. The town is twinned with Bregenz in Austria and Virginia Beach in the United States of America.
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10 Estate Road, Clandeboye, Bangor, BT19 1UR, Co. Down
With a contemporary design and a cosy atmosphere, Clandeboye Lodge is just 5 minutesâ drive from Bangor. There are beautiful landscaped sculpture gardens and the stylish rooms have free Wi-Fi.
The Marina, 18-20 Quay Street, Bangor, BT20 5ED, Co. Down
Situated on the seafront at Bangor, Marine Court Hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and a bar, a fitness centre and wellness facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a solarium.
45-46 Queens Parade, Bangor, Northern Ireland, BT20 3 BH, Co. Down
Situated in the heart of Bangor, overlooking the picturesque Blue Flag marina, this guest house offers free Wi-Fi and an elevator to the higher floors. Belfast city centre can be reached in 15 minutesâ drive.
278 Seacliff Road, Bangor, BT20 5HS, Co. Down
Cairn Bay Lodge is in extensive gardens overlooking Ballyholme Beach. The villa is ideal for visits to Belfast and Ards Peninsula. Each en suite bedroom is furnished with antique and modern furnishings.
61 Princetown Road, Bangor, Northern Ireland, BT20 3TA, Co. Down
Shelleven Guest House is a Victorian property with great charm, providing luxurious accommodation in a warm relaxed atmosphere. Situated in a quiet conservation of Bangor, close to the marina, the promenade, and the town centre.
5 Bridge Road, Helen's Bay, Bangor, BT19 1TW, Co. Down
Located in Bangor, 5 km from Bangor Marina, Bridge House Bed and Breakfast features free WiFi access and free private parking. Every room is equipped with a flat-screen TV and DVD player. There is a shared lounge at the property.
7 Princetown Road, 9 Princetown Road, Northern Ireland, Bangor, BT20 3TA, Co. Down
Situated in an elevated position overlooking the marina, this well reputed and respected guest house occupies a superb setting in the seaside resort of Bangor, County Down. There is free parking and free Wi-Fi is available.