Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Bangor Garth Pier (Bangor)

Bangor Garth Pier is one of a dwindling number of seaside piers, a fascinating and much loved institution.

It is situated at Bangor in North Wales, pointing out two thirds of the way across the Menai Strait towards the Isle of Anglesey.

The pier was designed by John James Webster of Westminster and opened by Lord Penrhyn in 1896 wih a length of 1550 feet.

The original purpose of the pier was to carry the Garth ferry across to Anglesey, but it also received ships sometimes from Liverpool, Blackpool and even the Isle of Man.

In 1971, the pier had become dangerous and was closed to the public. A move by the council in 1975 to demolish it was defated by a single vote.

Considerable restoration followed and it was reopened in 1988.

Bookmark this page

Bookmark this page with

What is

Places in Bangor...