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Portsmouth is a city located in the county of Hampshire on the south coast of England. It is the United Kingdom's only island city and has been a significant naval port for many centuries. The city is home to the oldest dry dock still in use and home to HMS Warrior, the Tudor carrack the Mary Rose and Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory. The city remains a major dockyards and naval base for the Royal Navy and the Royal Marine Commandos. The port is also a busy commercial cruise ship and ferryport serving destinations on the continent for freight and passenger traffic.
A recent addition to Portsmouth's skyline in the Spinnaker Tower which can be found in a redeveloped part of Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays, which includes retail outlets, restaurants, clubs and bars. The city has four established music venues: The Guildhall, The Wedgewood Rooms (which also includes a smaller venue, Edge of the Wedge), The Cellars At Eastney and Portsmouth Pyramids Centre. For many years a series of symphony concerts has been presented at the Guildhall by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Outdoor performances by local acts also take place regularly at Southsea Bandstand.
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.