Adventures around Bangorwith PlusBus

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Gardens, castles, distilleries, marvels of engineering… Bangor has some really spectacular sights and you can reach them all by bus. Add PlusBus when you buy your train ticket and explore the whole area for a day.

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  • Great for: bridge | castle | distillery | engineering | gardens |
  • Refreshments: lots of fabulous restaurants, pubs and cafes
  • Please note: researched/updated in May 2023. If anything’s changed or you have more tips to share, do get in touch:
  1. 3. Aber Falls Whisky Distillery

    The first new distillery to open in Wales for more than a century, Aber Falls began making gin in 2017 and has recently launched its first single malt whisky after years maturing it in oak barrels. The distillery is a couple of miles’ walk downstream from the 37-metre-high Rhaeadr Fawr, the Aber Falls waterfall, and added a new £1.5m visitor centre, with a bistro and tasting rooms, in 2021.

    • How do I get to Aber Falls distillery by bus? Bus 5 stops regularly at the shelter in the pretty village of Abergwyngregyn on the edge of the Snowdonia national park. Walk back a little way along the road and follow the sign under the tunnel. Continue along the road for about five minutes. Fork right to reach the Aber Falls distillery.
    • You can take a great tour around the distillery, learning how the spirits are made. It ends with a series of generous tasters to sample the spirits distilled on site, including gins flavoured with rhubarb and ginger or marmalade or liqueurs that taste of salted toffee or gingerbread. You can even book an experience and try your hand at making gin for yourself.