Cardiff Student Guide – An overview


An overview

The infamous Millenium Centre.

Cardiff is the student capital of Wales and is the 10th largest city in the UK. The city is home to over 43,000 students, which accounts for the vibrant nightlife on offer. The city has more pubs per square foot than anywhere else in Britain and is also home to late night bars, clubs and restaurants. St Mary Street and Greyfriars Road in the city centre are the destinations of choice for most students and provide many opportunities to dance the night away.

Evolution is one of Cardiff’s largest nightclubs and plays mainstream house, dance and party anthems. There is often a strict dress code on the door so it is advisable to avoid jeans and trainers and dress to impress! Club Metropolitan is Cardiff’s best alternative night out and attracts rock chicks and indie kids for its cheap drinks and party atmosphere.

There is no shortage of sights to see and places to visit in Cardiff. The Millennium Stadium is perhaps the most famous and hosts a variety of sporting and performance events. The stadium is often a venue for world-renowned bands and singers on world tours, so be sure to check out their events calendar. The National History Museum at St Fagans is a large open-air museum of buildings throughout Welsh history. The vibrant Cardiff Bay provides is home to many restaurants, bars and cafes and is a great place to spend an afternoon people watching, particularly on a sunny afternoon. Thrill seekers can experience a 70 mph speedboat ride around the bay, a unique way to see the city from a different perspective. Brecon Beacons is a mountain range and national park only 40 minutes from the city centre and provides an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of city living and enjoy the stunning landscapes and nature trails.

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