Bar hoppin' and drop kicking: The capital of Welsh rugby, clubbing and university living

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Roald Dahl (Novelist)
    Gareth Bale (Footballer)
    Shirley Bassey (Singer)

  • Population: 346,090

    • About Cardiff

      With a buzzing music scene and too many bars to count, Europe’s youngest capital city offers quite an experience for the incoming student population.

      Home to the Millennium Stadium, innumerable places of historical interest and the world’s oldest record shop, Cardiff is growing in both size and popularity for students. Cardiff University is a seriously well respected outfit, with good scores across the academic range and strong links with professional bodies and organisations. 

      Set in the picturesque Civic Quarter, the uni’s students benefit from one of the cheapest average rents in the UK. The extra cash may come in handy to spend in the array of independent stores and big name chains that line Cardiff’s streets. 

      When it comes to bars and clubbing, Cardiff has one of the best reputations in the UK With some of the biggest names in music regularly playing the clubs and venues – there’s always an excuse to hit the town. 

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
      • University of South Wales
      • Cardiff University
      • Cardiff Metropolitan University


      Student Accomodation in Cardiff

      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • Cardiff is the youngest capital in Europe!

      • Cardiff's 'Spillers' record shop is the oldest of its kind anywhere in the world!

      • Cardiff has more hours of sunlight than Milan