15th Larwood Bryozoological Conference

6th – 8th June 2018

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Cardiff City © Andrew Hazard, courtesy of www.visitcardiff.com

Cardiff Castle © Andrew Hazard, courtesy of www.visitcardiff.com

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales with many cultural and entertainment attractions (see Visit Cardiff ), with many restaurants and bars in the city centre.

Cardiff Castle, Bute Park and the Civic Centre are located within 5 minutes walk immediately north of the city centre. The Civic Centre includes the National Museum Cardiff, City Hall, Cardiff University, Cardiff Crown Court, the Welsh Assembly Government, and two parks.

To the south of the city centre lies Cardiff Bay - formerly known as 'Tiger bay' and the docklands. There you will find restaurants, the Wales Millennium Centre and historic buildings from Cardiff's commercial past. The Bay area can be reached by foot (about 20 minutes walk from the City Centre), a short train or bus ride, or by water taxi from Bute Park.

Millenium Centre © Andrew Hazard, courtesy of www.visitcardiff.com


Maps of the City Centre, Cardiff Bay and more can be found at Visit Cardiff

Millennium Stadium

Millennium Stadium

Pier Head © Andrew Hazard, courtesy of www.visitcardiff.com

Useful information

  • Wales has a 5p bag charge. Every time you ask for a bag at a shop you will be charged 5p. Since the charging, there has been over a 50% decrease of single-use plastic bags in Wales.
  • There is a fee to use the Severn Bridge to travel into Wales by car. Using the bridge to enter England from Wales is free.
  • All public buildings, including pubs are smoke free inside. Smoking is generally allowed outside but you should look for signs. Some outdoor locations such as railways stations and platforms are smoke free.
  • Currency: British Pound Sterling
  • Phone Code: Country code: 44, area code for Cardiff: 029
  • Emergency telephone number: 999 (Use country code if applicable)
  • Time zone: GMT British Summer Time (=GMT + 1) from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
  • Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz; square three-pin plugs are standard.
  • Average June temp: 14°C
  • Language: English and Welsh