Cardiff is an exciting, modern European capital city, which punches well above its weight for its size. The city was recently described as the ‘epitome of cool’ in the renowned Lonely Planet travel guide and as a top travel destination by National Geographic Magazine.
As one of Europe’s youngest capitals, it packs all the benefits of a major cosmopolitan destination into a friendly, affordable and easy to navigate space and is a great place to live as a student.
An impressive civic centre with wonderful buildings, including the National Museum of Wales is surrounded by acres of parkland, a thriving city centre, a brand new shopping and entertainment centre and Victorian boutique shopping arcades, world-class sporting stadiums, and a lively Cafe Quarter which stretches down to a stunning waterfront area with bars and restaurants at Cardiff Bay.
As the Welsh capital, Cardiff boasts an excellent, year-round calendar of events and culture; from theatre, comedy and concerts to music and food festivals and major sporting events.
Its big city attitude combined with a small city’s benefits makes Cardiff the ideal place to spend your university years.
Visit the official website for Cardiff to find out more about the capital city of Wales and its surroundings.
Whether you want excellent nightlife, a thriving music scene, a night at the theatre or to eat out, Cardiff has it all.
Beyond the City
Cardiff based students can enjoy some of the best sporting and outdoor activities in the UK.