Bangor Chester Train
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Bangor is a small coastal city in North Wales, and although it does not have an abundance of attractions, it is a picturesque place offering views over the Menai Strait and also serves as a convenient base for visiting the nearby Snowdonia National Park. Bangor hosts regular classical music concerts which are mainly held in the Powis and Prichard-Jones Halls at the University of Bangor. The concerts form part of the University's concert series. Bangor University was founded in 1884. In addition Bangor cam also claim to be the home of the Gwynedd Museum and Art Gallery and a new arts centre in the city is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2014.
Bangor has also hosted the National Eisteddfod on 8 separate occasions since 1890 - most recently in 2005.
Other attractions in the city include Garth Pier which is the second longest pier in Wales and the ninth longest in the British Isles. The city has a football team, Bangor City Football Club which competes in the Welsh Premier League which they have won on three occasions - in 1994, 1995 and 2011. The club have been continuous members of the league since its inception. The football club's other honours include winning the Welsh Cup seven times.
The city of Chester lies close to the border with Wales and is located in the north west of England in the county of Cheshire. There are many things to do in the city including visiting the Roman walls and wandering along The Groves or around the historic market town. The Groves is Chester's own promenade that runs alongside the River Dee from Grosvenor Park to the Old Handlebridge. The Groves was established as a promenade in the early 18th century.
For visitors interested in horse racing, Chester Racecourse is located on the Roodee which was originally the site of the Roman Port. If visitors want to see some of the racing action for free then the Roman walls walk you right past a view of the action.
Roman remains can still be seen in the city, particularly in the basements of some of the city's buildings and also in the lower parts of the northern section of the city walls. Perhaps the most important feature is the amphitheatre just outside the walls. Roman artifacts are on display in the Roman Gardens which run parallel to the city walls from Newgate to the River Dee.