Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

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.


Guide to Exploring Cardiff University


Map

Top Hotel Deals

See all 133 Hotels near Cardiff University
£70
Hilton Cardiff

Hilton Cardiff

Kingsway, Cardiff
4.2
of 5, from 375 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

In the center of town, Hilton Cardiff is across from Cardiff Castle and around the corner from the main shopping district. Millennium Stadium and the National Museum are both about 0.4 km (0.3 mi) away.

£46
Jurys Inn Cardiff

Jurys Inn Cardiff

Park Place, Cardiff
4.1
of 5, from 103 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of New Theatre, Cardiff University, and Cardiff Castle. National Museum Wales and Principality Stadium are also within 10 minutes.

£55
Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Future Inns Cardiff Bay

Hemingway Road Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
4.2
of 5, from 757 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Future Inns Cardiff Bay is a 10-minute drive from the city center and central train station, and 16 minutes from panoramic views from the tower of Cardiff Castle. It’s a 15 minutes’ walk to the Doctor Who Experience, and 20 to Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve and Mermaid Quay boat tours.

£74
Park Plaza Cardiff

Park Plaza Cardiff

Grey friars Road, Cardiff
4.4
of 5, from 287 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This hotel is within walking distance of Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium and the National Museum of Wales. It is a five minute walk from the new St. David's 2 Shopping Center and the Victorian and Edwardian arcades of Cardiff.

£60
Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Mill Lane, Cardiff
4.3
of 5, from 323 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Cardiff, this hotel is next to the St. David's shopping complex, including the flagship John Lewis store. Cardiff Castle and Millennium Stadium are both within 0.5 km.

£59
Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff

Radisson Blu Hotel Cardiff

Meridian Gate, Cardiff
4.3
of 5, from 535 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff Castle, and Principality Stadium. Cardiff University and National Museum Wales are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£52
The Angel Hotel

The Angel Hotel

Castle Street, Cardiff
3.6
of 5, from 232 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Cardiff Castle and Principality Stadium. Cardiff University and National Museum Wales are also within 15 minutes.

£52
Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre

Castle Street, Cardiff
3.8
of 5, from 112 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cardiff City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Principality Stadium and Cardiff Castle. St. David's Hall and St. David's are also within 10 minutes.