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The capital of Wales is certainly one of the most sought-after cities in which to study. Cardiff has a population of 346,100 according to the most recent figures. Certainly one of the most popular places to study in the whole of the UK, but it’s the culture and the people that attract people to the Welsh capital.


Cardiff boasts a broad range of culture and activities that are easily accessible to the public. Cardiff’s museums have long since been an attraction of the city. With the National Museum of Cardiff being one such place in which the public can learn about the heritage of Cardiff and the art of the city and Wales.

If you’re a fan of the cinema and you’re itching to see the latest in film releases then fear not! Cardiff has some of the best cinemas on offer including Cineworld, Premiere Cinemas and Odeon. All of which are available and accessible well within your student budget! Although if you’re looking for more independent films then check out any of the local film clubs!

Are there any famous people from Cardiff? Why yes there are! There are a few stars from Cardiff including; Roald Dahl, Ifor Bach, Griff Rhys Jones, Gareth Bale, Joe Ledley & Ryan Giggs.


There are a number of Welsh universities that rank on the league table for the best universities for nightlife; unmistakably, the students enjoy the nightlife in Wales and Cardiff in particular!

Looking for a decorated VIP Area and a good night out? Then Glam is the place for you, full of great music a great atmosphere and a special bank holiday surprise, so mark the date on your calendar!

Next up, is the incredibly famous Clwb Ifor Bach nightclub (English translation is: Little Ivor’s Club, also known as The Welsh Club). Apart from having its own Wikipedia page, the club is renowned throughout the UK for being one of the hottest places not just for live music and comedy but everything in between as well! 

We also have PRYZM Nightclub as well, which features a number of different events that they run as well as themed events depending on the time, another great night out in Cardiff!


Cardiff has a numerous of activities that run annually including the Bay Beach Festival, The Harbour Festival & P1 Welsh Grand Prix and of the Sea and the International Sports Village Festival, which is likely to be attended by those interested in studying Sports Science.


Cardiff has everything from Train Stations to Bus Stations. Cardiff also has its airport called (Aptly) the Cardiff Airport as well as a heliport. Cardiff Bay and Brecon has a cycle route of 55 miles called The Taff Trail too.

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