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Accommodation and travel

Attendees should make their own arrangements for travel and accommodation, however there is some information to help you do this below.

Company Name


Website Contact

Contact Information

Hilton Cardiff


Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3HH Telephone: +44 (0)29 2064 6300
Fax: +44 (0)29 2064 6350
Email: reservations.cardiff@hilton.com

Mercure Holland House Hotel


24-26 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DD Telephone: +44(0)29 2043 5000
Fax: +44(0)29 20488894

The St Davids Hotel & Spa


3075 Havannah Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF10 5SD Telephone: +44(0)29 2045 4045
Fax: +44 (0)29 2048 7056
Email: stdavids.reservations@principal-hotels.com

Cardiff Marriott Hotel


Mill Lane, Cardiff, CF10 1EZ Telephone: +44 (0)29 2039 9944 Fax: +44(0)29 2039 5578

Thistle The Parc Hotel


Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3UD Telephone: +44 (0) 871 376 9011 Fax: 44(0) 871 376 9111

Angel Hotel


Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1SZ Telephone: +44 (0)29 2064 9200 Fax: +44 (0)29 2022 5980

Holiday Inn City Centre


Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1XD Telephone: +44 (0)29 2034 7206 Fax: +44 (0)29 2038 9255

Park Plaza Cardiff


Greyfriars Road, Cardiff CF10 3AL Telephone: +44 (0) 2920 111 111 Fax: +44 (0) 2920 111 112

The Big Sleep Hotel


Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FE Telephone: +44(0)29 20636 363 Fax: +44(0) 29 2063 6364

Park Inn Hotel


Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, CF10 2JH Telephone: +44 (0)29 2034 1441
Fax: +44 (0)29 2072 7025
Email: info.cardiffcity@rezidorparkinn.com

Travel Lodge


St Mary Street, Cardiff Telephone +44(0)29 2039 8697

Ibis Hotel Cardiff City Centre


Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2HA Telephone: +44 (0)292064 9250 Fax: +44 (0)29 2064 9260
Email: H2936-GMaccor-hotels.com

The Town House

Guest House

70 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LL Telephone: +44(0)29 2023 9399

Lincoln House Hotel


118/120 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LQ Telephone: +44 (0)29 2039 5558
Fax: +44 (0)29 2023 0537
Email: reservations@lincolnhotel.co.uk

Nos Da Hostel


53-59 Despenser Street, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 6AG Telephone: +44 (0)29 2037 886
Email: info@nosda.co.uk

The River House


59 Fitzhamon Embankment, Riverside,Cardiff, CF11 6AN Email: info@riverhousebackpackers.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 2920 399 810

Cardiff is a very small city so most of these are within walking distance, with the exception of The St. David’s Hotel which is by Cardiff Bay (approximately 15 minutes by bus or train). The Thistle Parc Hotel, Park Plaza and The Cardiff Hilton are all a short 5 minute walk to the university. Those on a tight budget may want to check out the Riverhouse, the Nos Da Hostel (both around 15 minutes walk, next to the Millennium Stadium) or the Cardiff Backpacker (a little further away, around 20 minutes walk or a short bus journey), which have rooms available from about £15 a night.

Cardiff university’s main Campus is five minutes walk to the north of the city centre, on Park Place. Those walking from the city centre should head for Queen Street (the main shopping street) and turn onto Park Place by the Park Hotel, towards the easternmost end of the street.
See http://cf.ac.uk/locations/resources/CardiffA4FaxMap.pdf for a map of the university and its surroundings.

Travelling to Cardiff

Cardiff is relatively easy to reach by road, tucked snugly beside Newport on the Welsh side of the Severn Bridge. Those driving from the south of England should aim for the M4 and those driving from the North should look for the M5 to get them in the general area.

Public transport links to Cardiff are predominately by rail or bus and there are a number of ways to get here reasonably cheaply.

Cardiff Central Station is around 20 minutes from the university (or around £4 for a taxi) and can be reached easily from most major cities. Advance tickets from London are around £20, Manchester around £50, Bristol around £12, and Birmingham at around £40 one way.
See http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/ for tickets.

The cheapest way to reach Cardiff is by Megabus, travelling from London to Cardiff at around £1 – £10, taking roughly three hours and stopping on Cardiff University Campus. For those travelling from further afield (and comfortable with long journeys) can reach London by Megabus from a variety of British cities and for similar prices. See http://www.megabus.com/uk/index.php for further details and tickets.

National Express coaches are more flexible, and Cardiff can be reached from most major cities starting at around £8 from London. See http://www.nationalexpress.com/coach/index.cfm for further details and tickets.

Cardiff airport is thirty minutes from the city by rail and has UK flights from Aberdeen, Anglesey, Belfast, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Jersey.
See http://www.tbicardiffairport.com/en/#146 for details and pricing information.

Eating and Drinking in Cardiff

Cardiff University campus is 5 minutes walk from the city centre, where there are plenty of places for dinner and refreshment. There are lots of restaurants on Mill Lane (near Cardiff Central Station), Pica Pica on Westgate Street is a good choice for Tapas and drinks for those staying in the City Centre, and there are lots of places to eat in the Brewery quarter, as well as in the many arcades and shopping centres in the City Centre.

Drinks in the Vicinity of the University campus can be enjoyed at The Pen and Wig, which does ales and pub meals, or The Woodville; both are reasonably cheap and have decent beer gardens. There are also a number of more reasonable places to eat around Salisbury Road (close to University campus, heading eastwards), where there are lots of small restaurants, as well as many pubs serving food.

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