Cardiff - The Capital of Wales
As Europe's Youngest Capital, Cardiff is a lively city that offers a unique student experience. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose Cardiff:
Location. You may wish to visit Cardiff Castle, with its Roman Walls and Norman Keep; or take in a sports match or concert at the Wales Millennium Stadium; or perhaps take a stroll around the National Museum or one of the many shopping arcades that make Cardiff stand out from other cities? Well, the good news is that you can do all this and moreâ€¦ in just a day! Unlike other capital cities, Cardiff is centralised, meaning that these attractions and many more like them can be found just a stone's throw away from each other in the city centre.
City of Parks. Did you know that Cardiff has more green space per person than any other UK core city, and boasts more parks than any other city across the UK? Cardiff is also surrounded by lush green countryside and coastline, including a number of areas of 'Outstanding Natural Beauty', and it reaps the rewards of having Europe's largest waterfront regeneration project.
Safety. Cardiff benefits from a low crime rate, especially when compared to many of the other major cities in the UK. Crime against students is particularly low, and Cardiff does not suffer from the level of violent crime that affects cities such as London, Manchester and Birmingham.
Investment. Despite the global economic climate, Cardiff has benefitted from significant investment. With the cosmopolitan bars and restaurants of the Bay area; the light open spaces and wide expanses of glass of the iconic library building; the innovation of the Wales Millennium Stadium and the majesty of the Wales Millennium Centre; and the scale of St David's 2, Wales's premier fashion and shopping centre, you are sure to find plenty to see and do.
Healthcare. Wales is very proud to stand alone in the UK for offering free prescriptions. Register with a Welsh General Practitioner (GP) and your prescription medicine will be provided free, as part of your treatment.
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