- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Bangor, Northern Ireland
Located in County Down, the beautiful town of Bangor is situated on the southern side of Belfast Lough. It is in close proximity to Belfast city and is a popular seaside resort, meaning it is the perfect location for tourists. The name Bangor is derived from Irish, meaning ‘horned curve’, which perhaps refers to the shape of Bangor Bay. Landmarks in the town include the Old Custom House, the Clandeboye Estate, the marina and the Royal Ulster and Ballyholme Yacht clubs. The town is steeped in history with artefacts such as swords that date back to the Bronze Age. During the 19th century, the town became a popular seaside resort for Victorian holidaymakers, with much of the architecture of the town dating to this period. With its sandy beaches and scenic promenades, the beauty of Bangor must be experienced.