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Capital attractions at the University of Wales

Founded by Royal Charter in 1893, this Cardiff-based university has a long history, playing an important role in the development of higher education in Wales. It's ideally placed in the attractive civic centre of the Welsh capital, just a short walk from a host of attractions, venues and shops.

Play or splay in Bute Park

The university is Near Bute Park, the 'green heart' of Cardiff. It's the size of 75 football pitches, making it one of the largest urban parks in the UK. It runs along the River Taff, and you can get a great view of Cardiff Castle from here. Spread out on the grass with a picnic in summer, or see if you can find the 20 sculptures dotted around the park. Don't miss the arboretum, which contains a number of rare and ornamental trees.

Enjoy a night on the tiles

Cardiff is known for its vibrant nightlife, with plenty of bars, clubs, theatres and cinemas that cater for all tastes. Catch a gig at the Motorpoint Arena, sing karaoke at Tiger Tiger or have a laugh watching stand-up comics perform at Jongleurs. Caroline Street, better known as Chip Alley, is the place to go for a late-night takeaway.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near the University of Wales? Travelodge Cardiff Central Queen Street Hotel is a short walk away, next to the castle. Or you could try Travelodge Cardiff Central Hotel.