As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is home to a huge range of world-class events in arts, culture and sport. Cardiff is popular for its shopping, seaside location, night life and history, offering all this while not being too big or feeling impersonal. Cardiff caters for all tastes, offering everything from the excitement of city life to the peace and tranquillity of the nearby coast and countryside. Cardiff might surprise you – take a look and see.

For more information on what Cardiff has to offer for its students, what major attractions are here and what shopping here is like, visit our top 10 Cardiff attractions page.

Don't just take our word for it

Cardiff is one of the best places to study in Britain. It has well situated, cheap housing, lively nights out, friendly people, great shops and hundreds of miles of countryside.  It is all that any right-thinking fresher could desire

- Virgin Alternative Guide to British Universities

Cardiff is the epitome of cool, pulsing with a creative energy and relaxed atmosphere that complements its youthful heritage

- Lonely Planet

Cardiff seems to have it all: grand civic architecture in a breezy waterside location, super-smart city bars and venues just a short hop from lovely countryside

- Guardian University Guide 2013

  • 327k People
    Home of Doctor Who
    28k Students
    Capital City of Wales
    2014 European capital of Sport
  • Voted UKS most sociable city
    6th Best UK Shopping
    330k Parks and Gardens
    28k Students
    2012 Olympic Venue

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