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Art and architecture Near Cardiff Metropolitan University

Split across two campuses in Llandaff and Cyncoed in the Welsh capital, Cardiff Metropolitan University is home to more than 12,000 students. Nearby is Llandaff Cathedral, constructed in the 12th century in imposing medieval style. Don't miss Jacob Epstein's Christ in Majesty, located in the grand nave. Further south you'll find Chapter Arts Centre, where hip art students from the university's School of Art & Design gather to see international art, performances and avant-garde film.

Retail therapy in Cardiff

A quick 25-minute bus ride from Cardiff Metropolitan University's Llandaff campus brings you to the centre of the Welsh capital, a shopper's paradise. Head for Cardiff Indoor Market to browse vinyl, shop for vintage fashion and snack on trendy vegan food - all housed in a former jail. For modern high street brands head to St David's Shopping Centre, home to Apple and John Lewis. Further afield at Tremorfa to the north east of the city you'll find Cardiff Indoor Flea Market, a sprawling warehouse filled with second-hand goods and a charming cafe.

Breathe in Welsh history in Cardiff

Cardiff is the epicentre of Welsh history, and is dotted with stunning landmarks and fascinating museums. Start your day at Cardiff Castle, once a Roman fort and later stronghold of William the Conqueror and the invading Normans. Then head for the National Museum of Art, housing stunning Old Masters painting including works by Amico Aspertini and Jan van de Capelle. Planning a trip to Cardiff? Travelodge Cardiff Central Hotel is in the heart of the city, while Travelodge Cardiff Whitchurch Hotel offers great road links.