Bangor is a large town in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is a seaside resort on the southern side of Belfast Lough. In 2007 the town was voted by UTV viewers as the most desirable place to live in Northern Ireland.
It functions as a commuter town for the Greater Belfast area and is situated 13.6 miles (22 km) east from the heart of Belfast, not far from George Best Belfast City Airport.
Bangor is part of the Ards & North Down Council area. Tourism is important to the local economy. Bangor Marina is one of the largest in Ireland.