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THE VILLAGE OF BANGOR-ON-DEE/BANGOR IS-Y-COED
Bangor-on-Dee, also known as Bangor-is-y-coed, is a picturesque village situated in the ancient historic area of the Maelor part of Wrexham County Borough in North East Wales.  The village is located in a beautiful rural area on the banks of the River Dee and in recent history has mainly been associated with agriculture, farming, salmon fishing mainly by coracle, willow beds and the craft of basketware. 

The settlement of Bangor is reputed to date back to before 50 AD when Bangor was founded as a seat of learning by Lucius, a King of Britain.  Subsequently Bangor was conquered by the Romans.

An ancient Monastery was established which was eventually destroyed by Aethelfrith King of the English in 613 AD, and the medieval bridge which still remains and is currently used and believed to date back to about 1660  forms part of the historic and conservation area of the village.

The village is set in beautiful countryside, providing opportunities for walking, cycling and fishing.  There is a local racecourse holding numerous meetings through out the year along with good hostelries and accommodation.

The Visitor Centre in St. Dunawds Church contains interesting details with information on local history, supported by a selection of photographs, many donated by residents.  A verbal presentation by a "Talking Monk" in both English and Welsh is located in the Visitor Centre.

We hope you will take the time to visit and enjoy our lovely Village and surrounding area.

BUILDINGS/PLACES OF SPECAIL OR ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST.
The Old Bridge
St Dunawds Church
Presbyterian Church
War Memorial
The Old Boathouse
Racecourse
Conservation Area

DOGS - FOULING THROUGHOUT THE VILLAGE OF BANGOR ON DEE IS A PROBLEM.

Dogs are welcome but please remember this is an agricultural area and a Village we treasure so keep them on a lead and most important of all clean up after them. Thank you.

It should be noted that Public Protection Officers patrol the Village, and fines have been issued when it has been witnessed that dog fouling is not cleared away.

Sandbanks/Riverside Walk
Visitors will notice that the area of river bank known as the Sandbanks has been landscaped, with seating, picnic benches, walkway, trees, mosaics, coracle and information boards.

This work has been carried out by Groundwork Wrexham & Flintshire, with funding from Northern Marches Cymru and the Community Council.

We hope you all enjoy this amenity area, and help maintain its attractive appearance by keeping the area clean and tidy.

Thank you.