15th Larwood Bryozoological Conference

6th – 8th June 2018

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales, Cardiff

National Museum Cardiff

Venue and travel

The conference will take place at National Museum Cardiff. The train station is about a 20 minute walk.

Accommodation is available within walking distance of the Museum.

National Museum Cardiff

Getting to Cardiff

By Train

Cardiff Central Station is close to the museum and close to many hotels. Booking early will get the best rail ticket prices, especially from London Paddington. From Cardiff Central Station, there is also a frequent train service which stops at Cathays Station near to the Museum.

By Coach

Cardiff is also served by regular coach services from towns and cities across the UK; these are often cheaper than trains. For information, see National Express Coaches (www.nationalexpress.com ) and Megabus (www.uk.megabus.com ). Please note that Cardiff Bus Station recently closed for renovation and all National Express coaches now arrive and depart from Sophia Gardens, a 20-30 minute walk to the city centre.

Local bus services also operate from Cardiff Central Station. Cardiff Bus

By Car

There is limited parking around the Museum. There is pay and display car parking available on Park Place and within the civic centre (along College Road, City Hall Road, King Edward VII Avenue and Museum Avenue) but this fills up very quickly. This typically costs around £10/all day, payment is by coin or debit/credit card. Charges for city centre multi-storey car parks vary considerably, up to £18per day.

By Plane

Cardiff Airport is approximately 12 miles from the city centre. There are bus and train links to Cardiff city centre, as well as a taxi service (taxi fare to Cardiff city centre approximately £35). There are rail and bus links to Cardiff from other airports such as Bristol, Heathrow and Gatwick.

Taxis

Taxis can be found at the side of Cardiff Central Station and a number of other locations around the city centre.

Accommodation

Cardiff has a wide variety of hotels, hostels, guest-houses and Airbnb at a range of prices, which can be booked through the usual on-line resources. Most of the well-known hotel companies are represented. It is recommended that you look for reviews and ratings such as those at TripAdvisor to decide which would suit them best. Visit Cardiff also lists a number of providers of accommodation from budget to luxury.

City Centre Hotels

  • The Parc Hotel (Park Place)
  • Hilton (Kingsway)
  • Park Plaza (Greyfriars Road)
  • Premier Inn Cardiff City Centre (Churchill Way)
  • Best Western PLUS Maldron Hotel (St Mary Street)
  • Holiday Inn (Castle Street)
  • Angel Hotel (Castle Street)
  • Travelodge (Queen's Street)
  • Radisson Blue (Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace)

B&Bs

There are large numbers of B&B's on Cathedral Road near Cardiff Castle. You are advised to check their ratings on Trip Advisor or other review sites as they vary eg:

  • Lincoln House Hotel (Cathedral Road)
  • Jolyon's at No. 10 (Cathedral Road)
  • Number 62 (Cathedral Rd)
  • Church Guest House (Cathedral Road)

The YHA Youth Hostel in Cardiff city centre has parking and private rooms, close to the rail and coach stations. YHA Cardiff Central is approximately a 30 minute walk from the museum. It has dorm rooms, en-suite double and family rooms.

There are also backpacker hostels in the city eg:

  • Bunkhouse Hostel (St Mary Street)
  • The Safehouse Hostel (Westgate Street)
  • Nomad Backpacker (Roath)
  • The River House Backpackers (Riverside)
  • NosDa Studio Hostel (Riverside)