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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.