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Bangor Cathedral

Bangor Cathedral is one of the oldest Christian shrines in the UK. The first Church and monastic settlement here dated back to VI century ad, the Cathedral later became the name of its founder, Welsh St Deiniol. Bangor bishopric also one of the oldest in the UK.

Holy Daniel came from a family of Christian priest and devoted his life to serving God. Approximately in the year 525, he founded the monastery of Bangor under the patronage of Mailgun AP of Cadwallon, the then ruler of the Kingdom of Gwynedd.

It is noteworthy that the Cathedral was built not on a hill or hills, typical of Christian churches, and Vice versa, in the valley, in an inconspicuous place. Historians believe that the monks wanted to protect themselves from the raids of the Vikings. Despite such precautions, the monastery was sacked in 634 year and then again in 1073. From the original buildings to this day, nothing has been preserved. In the early XII century the Cathedral was restored, largely thanks to the support and financial assistance of the ruler of Gwynedd AP Griffid Keenan. Grifid up Keenan buried near the altar of Bangor Cathedral, as well as his sons of cadwaladr and Owain.

In 1402 during the rebellion of Glyndwr Oyna the Cathedral was burned and rebuilt only to 1530 years.

The building that exists today is the result of the work of sir George Gilbert Scott, who in 1868 led a large-scale work on reconstruction and restoration of the old Cathedral.

In the Cathedral you will find a "Biblical garden" in which grow all the plants mentioned in the Bible.