Come to the Welsh capital for city-centre living in private student housing just a few minutes' walk from campus. With so many universities, Cardiff is primed to offer a brilliant student experience. Discover magic and a warm welcome in Wales.
Your student accommodation in Cardiff places you in the middle of the city, close to the historic arcades and modern shopping in the Morgan Quarter and the pop-ups and eateries in the Castle Quarter. Plus, you'll find street food markets and antique centres just a stroll away. At night, take your pick of live comedy, clubs, bars and pubs – there's always something happening.
Cardiff has been named the UK's first 'music city' due to the depth and diversity of its musical culture. Opera and orchestra, dance acts and Welsh language artists – you'll find it all in its immense concert halls and tiny iconic venues. Its creative scene extends to contemporary and fine art, pop-ups and performance at galleries including Chapter Arts Centre, Ffotogallery and The Albany Gallery.
The Romans built a fort in Cardiff in 75CE and it developed into a port and market town. But it was iron and coal mining that brought wealth and prestige to the city. You can see the results in the grand architecture of the city centre and its elegant shopping arcades, which are still home to boutiques and designer brands. Today, the docks that once shipped coal and iron around the world have been regenerated and Cardiff Bay is now home to the Senedd (the Welsh Parliament), Wales Millenium Centre, and bustling bars, bistros and activities.
Cardiff is less than two hours from London by train, and accessible by car via the M4 motorway. International students can fly direct to Cardiff Airport. Large parts of Cardiff are pedestrianised, so it's easy to get around on foot. There are also buses and local trains, and Nextbike hire.