ILocated on the coast of Wales, Cardiff has everything you need from a city. From history to beautiful scenery, excellent transport links, entertainment venues, shopping and places to eat, drink and enjoy, you’ll find what you’re looking for right here.
With a population of 3.1 million, Cardiff is the biggest city in Wales - it’s the UK’s 11th largest city - and was voted the 6th best city in the UK by Conde Nast Traveller.
Things to do and see in Cardiff
For shopping, and entertainment, you’ll find your favourite shops around St Davids, Queen Street and the Arcades. Cardiff is filled with independent shops, so keep an eye out for these as you make your way around the city. There’s a thriving independent music scene around Womanby Street, as well as big-name artists at the Cardiff Millennium Arena and the Principality Stadium (also the home of the Wales national rugby union team). There’s the Sir Anthony Hopkins Theatre and The Wales Millennium Centre for a touch of culture too.
If you’re a foodie, head to Cardiff Bay for great restaurants, while Mill Lane in the city centre will connect you with the cocktails and fizz of your dreams. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the city, with cuisine from all around the world and some of your favourite well-known eateries.
Cardiff is a stone’s throw away from Brecon Beacons so if you want seriously beautiful scenery, hiking routes and plenty of nature then you’re in the right place. Snowdonia is further afield, but worth the 3-hour drive if you want to head up some hills. If you’re planning to stay a little closer to home then head to Bute Park or Sophia Gardens for a stroll.
Renting in Cardiff
Are you looking to rent an apartment in Cardiff with everything taken care of? Our premium rental apartments in Cardiff could be exactly what you’re looking for.
We offer stylish studios, 1 and 2-bed apartments that are beautifully designed and finished. Choose from furnished or unfurnished with an on-site amenities and community events.
If history’s your thing, then you’re in luck. Cardiff Castle is right on your doorstep and the Museum of Welsh Life is just a short journey away. If you like your history a little later, then Cardiff’s also been used as a filming location for plenty of iconic TV programmes and films, including Torchwood and Gavin & Stacey..
And bringing you back to the present day, our fully furnished student housing is modern, comfortable and designed to make your student life easy and exciting.
Getting around Cardiff couldn’t be easier. Most of the city centre is accessible on foot, by public transport or in a private taxi. Local taxi firms operate in the area, as well as app-based transport services like Uber and Bolt.
Whether you’re travelling for work, fun or family, Cardiff has excellent transport links to the rest of the UK as well as overseas. Cardiff Central station is located in the middle of the city, with links to rail routes throughout the UK. Central London is less than 2 hours away from Cardiff by rail, as is Birmingham. The vibrant, buzzing city of Bristol is just an hour away by rail, or you can drive in under 2 hours.
The M4 is less than 20 minutes drive from the city centre and Cardiff Airport is just 30 minutes away, with direct flights to Europe, Africa and the Caribbean along with links to the rest of the world.