The City

About Cardiff

Cardiff, Wales’ capital city, offers an exciting range of unique attractions, top class entertainment and quality shopping with a difference – all within walking distance of the Academy. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings, while Cardiff Bay offers entertainment for everyone. Rich in ancient history, sporting excitement, romantic ambience, eclectic culture and out-of-this-world activities, Cardiff is the perfect destination for students.

Key facts

  • Cardiff has been rated best student city in UK (QS Best Student Cities 2017)
  • Cardiff has been rated 3rd-best capital city in Europe to live in, with 97% of residents saying they were satisfied with living in Cardiff
  • Cardiff is considered one of the safest cities in the UK and is ranked as the first-most peaceful major urban area in the UK (UK Peace Index 2013)
  • Cardiff was recently named the 6th best shopping destination in the UK

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