|Bangor-on-Dee, is set in glorious countryside.
The village is located in a natural hollow, alongside the
River Dee. Bangor Isycoed is sheltered against the winds from
all directions, to the North is the plateau on which the town of
Wrexham is situated, to the south the landscape rises up to the
village of Overton-on-Dee. Winds from the West are moderated
by the presence of the Berwyn Range of mountains, and from the East
by the Bickerton hill's.
|DERIVATION of BANGOR. Many British settlements
were known as Bangor, to which was affixed the name of their founders.
Bardsey is referred to as Bangor Cadvan yn Enlli, Glastonbury
as Bangor Wydrin, and Bangor Is-y-Coed as Bangor Illtyd. Since "Ban"
means "place" and "gor" means "choir"
it is safe to assume that the word "Bangor" means "the
place of the choir".
|To the Romans it was Bovinium and the Saxons called
it Bancornaburg. It is also known as Bangor-Is-y-Coed or "Bangor
below the wood" on account of its situation near well wooded
country. The living is designated Bangor Monachorum, probably
on account of its historical associations.
When the Cambrian Railway opened a branch line from Wrexham to
Ellesmere, they called the station Bangor-on-Dee, a name favoured
by those who disliked the Welsh Is-y-Coed.
|Considering the Beauty of the surrounding Countryside
and the undoubted charm of the village of Bangor-on-Dee, few tourists
appear to have discovered its merits. Within a radius of less
then twenty miles there are a Wealth of Historic Sites, far to numerous
to list individually. As a well situated base to explore the
Wonders of North Wales the village has the advantage of being central
to all the attractions it is surrounded by, and none of the disadvantages
of some better known sites. The village is situated within
a "stones-throw" of the main A525 Road, but as this is
the by-pass, the village suffers none of the disadvantages of a
high volume of traffic, and there are no Parking problems.
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