I’ve always thought Bangor a rather unsatisfactory city. It’s got a fine university, which has traditionally dominated the city with the Edwardian gothic university buildings by H.T. Hare up on the hill and now with a new arts centre designed by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw PPRA and currently under construction (hence the crane in the photograph):
It’s got a decent cathedral, St. Deiniol, of very early (sixth century) foundation and containing the Mostyn Cross, a rare piece of late medieval wood carving:
But Bangor long ago allowed its town centre to be hollowed out with a high street of cheap shops and discount stores. No sense of civic presence, only a long line of discount warehouses out west beyond the railway station.