7 reasons students love living in Cardiff
Studying in the Welsh capital?
See if you agree with these 7 reasons why living in Cardiff is the best.
Cardiff has been named the most cost-effective city for students (NatWest student index 2019), meaning students can enjoy all the benefits of living in a major city, without the usual price tag.
2) Close to nature
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The Brecon Beacons National Park is an hour outside of Cardiff, making it easy to switch up your scenery from bustling city streets, to towering mountains and waterfalls.
Or if hiking’s not your thing, you can always just head to one of Cardiff’s 330 parks and gardens, including the famous Bute Park, for a picnic.
Bute Park is a 15-minute walk from Liberty Fields student accommodation.
3) The food
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Welsh ingredients and produce are celebrated around the world.
And of course, living in the capital, students have access to plenty of amazing restaurants which make use of the local fare from local suppliers.
Discover the 6 Welsh dishes you NEED to try while studying in Cardiff and where to find them.
4) The people
This year, Cardiff was named the second friendliest city in the UK in a survey by giffgaff.
The Welsh are known for being warm and welcoming, ensuring new students feel right at home in Cardiff in no time.
5) The nightlife
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Cardiff likes to have a good time, and it’s got something for everyone.
You can discover your new favourite band at Clwb Ifor Bach. (15 minutes from Liberty Cambrian Point.)
Or enjoy live music and alternative acts at Tramshed. (18 minutes from Liberty Severn Point.)
Maybe you’d rather dance the night away at Pulse nightclub? (11 minutes from Liberty Gardens.)
Whichever you choose, you’re in for a good night.
6) History and culture
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Cardiff is a city steeped in history and proud of its identity. And its students are invited to learn all about it at various cultural and historic sites across the capital.
There’s the iconic Cardiff castle (15-minutes’ walk from Liberty Bridge accommodation) where you can learn about its Roman beginnings to the important role it played in World War Two.
Or you could visit the more modern Wales Millennium Centre where you can watch touring productions of the biggest plays, comedy acts and concerts. (WMC is an 18-minute bus ride from Liberty Park.)
7) The rugby
And of course, the list wouldn’t be complete without a reference to the national game.
Rugby is part of Wales’ cultural identity and something you’ll hear a LOT about while you’re studying there.
Even if you’re not a sports fan, it’s worth paying a visit to the Principality Stadium to watch the game and soak in the atmosphere.
The stadium is a 20-minute journey from Liberty Court.
Wondering where you might stay next year in Cardiff? Liberty Living have 8 all-inclusive residences across the city. You can check them out here.