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City of Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital of Wales and its largest city. It has a distinctive character with an excellent quality of life and an international reputation.

Many national cultural and sporting institutions are based in Cardiff, including the National Museum of Wales and the Principality Stadium. Cardiff Castle sits in the centre of the city, bordered on one side by beautiful parkland and on the other by excellent shops, restaurants and nightlife.

The waterfront area at Cardiff Bay is home to the Welsh Assembly and the Wales Millennium Centre arts complex. There are regular food, arts and craft festivals and visitors can walk across the barrage or take a boat trip around the bay.

Student life

Students living in Cardiff benefit from the combination of a small, friendly, inexpensive city with the cultural and recreational amenities of an ambitious and progressive capital city.

Due to the size of the city and the central location of campus buildings, it's very easy to get around on foot. Public transport links are good and cycling is also very popular in the city.

Students in Cardiff lead a busy life, both with their academic studies and the social and cultural activities that take place.


Cardiff is a very accessible city with good road, rail and air connections. London can be reached by train in just over two hours. Cardiff International Airport is located just outside the city and the M4 motorway provides fast links to the rest of the UK.

Collage image of Cardiff Bay