The city of Bangor sits on the North Wales coast, with the mountains of Snowdonia as a backdrop. Bangor is linked to the rest of the UK via the A55 North Wales Expressway and by rail to Cardiff and London. Manchester International Airport is a 90-minute drive away.
Although the city is small and compact, it has a thriving night life and cultural scene, as well as a famously long High Street, with ample shopping opportunities. There's plenty of traditional terraced housing, as well as some handsome stone-built town houses. More modern housing, including semis and detached properties become more plentiful outside the city centre. Property is very competitively priced compared to the UK as a whole. You'll find pretty cottages, too, in the strikingly beautiful countryside beyond the city limits, although for such desirable properties, prices do tend to be considerably higher.
If you're interested in buy-to-let opportunities, the properties around the University of Bangor offer a wealth of possibilities. Bangor has a very large student population, with over 10,000 students in need of accommodation. Upper Bangor, in particular, is well-known as a student area, an ideal territory for buy-to-let investors.