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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.
Located in the county of Hampshire, the city of Portsmouth, sometimes referred to as "Pompey", lies on the south coast of England and is home to the Royal Navy. The city's Historic Dockyard contains one of the most important collections of historic warships in the world. The collection includes HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, and the Mary Rose. For visitors wanting to see modern navy ships, boat tours can be taken around the harbour where docked Royal Navy ships can be observed. Portsmouth also has a rich literary and engineering history and is the birthplace of Charles Dickens and the pioneering engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Portchester Castle,, which is roughly 5 miles from Portsmouth, is one of the best preserved Roman fortifications in Northern Europe. Views from the castle's keep, which was built in Norman times, cover much of the surrounding area. The outer wall is of the late Roman era and the original church is still in use and is popular in summer for weddings. The castle is well sign posted, and served by regular buses and Portchester railway station is only a 10 minute walk.