With everything from history and culture to sport and nightlife, Cardiff is the perfect student city. And as the capital city of Wales, the energy levels are unmatched. One day you could be watching a game of rugby at one of the world’s most famous stadiums and the next you could be visiting a 2,000-year-old castle.
Students also love keeping it simple by heading to one of the great local pubs to catch up with mates and meet new ones. All of this and more is right in the heart of Cardiff, along with Cardiff Uni, Cardiff Met and the University of South Wales; your new home away from home.
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If you ask any student living in Cardiff what the nightlife is like, they’d say the same thing: there’s something to do every night. And there’s something for every person, mood, music taste, and budget. From Wetherspoons to fancy wine bars, gigs to nightclubs, you have it all.
Students love being able to walk everywhere. When they want a relaxing weekend, they don’t even have to leave the city; there’s Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay – where students can spend time in bars and restaurants – and the beautiful Bute Park. And when they want something a bit more fast-paced, there’s mini-golf, escape rooms, trampolines, climbing centres, pools, and so much more. For a more adventurous weekend, you can even get within heart of the valleys, the mountains, or to the beach with a half-hour train.
Pressing pause on your studies and soaking up culture doesn’t come much easier than in Cardiff. Students are able to spend their weeks swapping between scenes. From music to art, theatre to heritage. There’s the award-winning Art Fund Museum, a 2,000-year-old castle, and the famous Motorpoint Arena.
You’re never short of places to eat in Cardiff. There’s restaurants, fast food, and casual dining of every cuisine, on every corner. A student favourite is DEPOT: Cardiff’s home of innovative street food. It’s always buzzing, packed full of different, exciting food options – and great drinks and cocktail options to match.