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Cardiff University

Founded by Royal Charter in 1883 and located in the heart of the thriving Welsh capital, Cardiff University has built an international reputation for the quality of its work.

One of the UK’s major teaching and research universities, in its 2014 University Guide the Sunday Times described Cardiff as “the acknowledged leader of higher education in Wales”. The previous year it hailed it as a “powerhouse of academic and research excellence”.

Cardiff is a member of the Russell Group, made up of 24 leading UK research intensive universities and, at the last count, had 28,540 students representing more than 100 countries, making it the 12th largest in Britain.

The winner of five prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes, awarded every two years for work of outstanding excellence, in 2014 Cardiff was ranked fifth among UK universities in the Research Excellence Framework for quality and second for impact.

The university is split over two campuses, Cathays Park and Heath Park. Cathays Park is home to most of the academic schools and is less than half a mile from the city centre. With wide tree-lined avenues and elegant Portland stone buildings, it is close to several halls of residence, has a number of libraries, a large students’ union and a dedicated centre for postgraduates.

Next to 100 acres of parkland and playing fields, Heath Park caters for students on healthcare-related courses. A mile from the city centre and shared with the University Hospital of Wales, the campus is home to world-famous research faculties, a students’ union and extensive sport and fitness facilities.


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Clayton Hotel Cardiff £50
Clayton Hotel Cardiff

Clayton Hotel Cardiff

St Mary Street, Cardiff, Wales
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Principality Stadium, Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Castle. National Museum Cardiff and Cardiff University are also within 1 mi (2 km). Cardiff Central Station is only a 3-minute walk and Cardiff Queen Street Station is 11 minutes.

    The Angel Hotel £36
    The Angel Hotel

    The Angel Hotel

    Castle Street, Cardiff, Wales
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cardiff Castle and Principality Stadium. Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and St. David's Hall are also within 15 minutes. Cardiff Queen Street Station is 11 minutes by foot and Cardiff Central Station is 11 minutes.

      Jurys Inn Cardiff £59
      Jurys Inn Cardiff

      Jurys Inn Cardiff

      Park Place, Cardiff, Wales
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Theatre, Cardiff Castle, and Cardiff Motorpoint Arena. Principality Stadium and St. David's Hall are also within 10 minutes. Cardiff Queen Street Station is only a 4-minute walk and Cathays Station is 11 minutes.

        Hilton Cardiff £75
        Hilton Cardiff

        Hilton Cardiff

        Kingsway, Cardiff, Wales
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Cardiff City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Arcade, Cardiff Castle, and St. David's Hall. Principality Stadium and Cardiff University are also within 10 minutes. Cardiff Queen Street Station is 9 minutes by foot and Cathays Station is 11 minutes.

          Citrus Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality £39
          Citrus Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality

          Citrus Hotel Cardiff by Compass Hospitality

          Bute Terrace, Cardiff, Wales
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David. Capitol Shopping Centre and St. David's Hall are also within 10 minutes. Cardiff Queen Street Station is 6 minutes by foot and Cardiff Central Station is 7 minutes.

            Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa £50
            Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa

            Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa

            24-26 Newport Road, Cardiff, Wales
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Cardiff City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Capitol Shopping Centre, Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and Cardiff Castle. Principality Stadium and St. David's Hall are also within 15 minutes. Cardiff Queen Street Station is only a 5-minute walk and Cathays Station is 14 minutes.

              ibis Cardiff £31
              ibis Cardiff

              ibis Cardiff

              Churchill Way, Cardiff, Wales
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David and Cardiff Motorpoint Arena. Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Bay are also within 15 minutes. Cardiff Queen Street Station is only a 4-minute walk and Cardiff Central Station is 9 minutes.

                Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre £59
                Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre

                Park Inn by Radisson Cardiff City Centre

                Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, Wales
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral of St David and Cardiff Motorpoint Arena. Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Castle are also within 10 minutes. Cardiff Queen Street Station is 6 minutes by foot and Cardiff Central Station is 8 minutes.