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“How appallingly misnamed - this is no castle!”
Review of Bangor Castle

Bangor Castle
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

There are aspects of this building that have redeeming qualities. There is a bit of a museum and a dining facility,that is actually quite good. It is a big venue for non-church weddings and the photo facility is quite good. Really good views of the train station and the Police station. It is home to some of the Bangor Council offices, so of questionable value. Castle, it is not. Recommended, not really.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

More of a large country house than a castle. Used now as Council Offices and for weddings.
It was completed in 1852 for the Hon Robert Edward Ward - in the Elizabethan-jacobean revival style and had no fewer than 35 bedrooms with a huge salon for musical recitals (now used as the Council Chamber).
The inside can only be seen "by arrangement", for weddings or on Council business.

Worth seeing for its architecture and formal gardens along with other attractions in the area.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The castle itself is now the Town Hall so you can't go inside. The building is more of a huge country house than a castle but it does have crenellations and small towers. You can walk round the formal gardens at the front and visit the museum at the back. There is also a very nice cafe. Don't miss the park and walled gardens which once provided food for the castle owners.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is quite a good place to go with good facilities and really good information about Bangor Castle. There is plenty of things to do inside and a patch of grass at the back and nice coffee shop.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank andrewbangor1
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

This is not a castle you would visit for a family day out as it is the Council Office for the district! If you need to register a birth or death, complain about bin collection etc. then great but a tour of the council offices is not on the cards. You can ask to see the council chamber and indeed get married in it and it is a beautiful old room with stained glass windows.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Alan1Bangor
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