The Pier

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The pier was opened in May 1896 at a cost of £34,911, which included the purchase of Garth Ferry and the Gazelle Inn.  Between 1896 - 1914 an average of 34,000 passengers landed there each summer.  The pier was built in order to attract more visitors to Bangor and to compete with Beaumaris and Menai Bridge for tourists disembarking from the Liverpool pleasure steamers.

I wish I could get to and from Bangor by pleasure steamer today, as it must have been quicker than driving along the A55 as you do not get roadworks, speed cameras, tunnel and lane closures in the Irish sea!


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