Why Cardiff?

Why choose Cardiff?

Combining history with modernity, Cardiff has become one of the UK's top tourist destinations, so now is the time to visit and discover the capital of Wales.

  • Cardiff is one of the UK’s top tourist destinations and has been named as one of the top 10 countries in the world to visit in 2016 in the Rough Guide.
  • Cardiff has three universities and roughly 1 in 10 residents are students.
  • Cardiff is a city of parks and has more green space per person than any other UK core city.
  • Cardiff was the European Capital of Sport in 2014 and is home to the Principality Stadium which hosted the very first game of football at the London 2012 Olympics as well as the FA Cup Final.
  • As well as shopping there are lots of sporting, cultural and entertainment options. Cardiff’s National Museum is home to the bi-annual Artes Mundi prize, which is Britain’s most valuable art award.
  • A recent survey found that Cardiff is a safer university city to live in than Bristol, Brimingham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and London.
  • Cardiff is a compact city with a population of around 350,000 people and is one of the easiest cities in Britain to get around, on foot, by bike, or on public transport.
  • Cardiff has been named one of the best shopping destinations in the UK.
  • We are situated just 20 minutes from Cardiff International Airport, within walking distance of all UK transport links and just 2 hours from London by train.



Have a look at the Visit Cardiff website for more information on why this is a great place to learn!

Cardiff and Vale College encompasses the City of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. The Vale, where some of the College sites are, is home to the most southerly point in Wales which means it has a milder climate than many other parts of the UK. The Vale of Glamorgan is perfect for those who love the outdoor life and discovering towns and villages packed full of traditional charm and character. It is only a few miles from Cardiff, so if you are planning on visiting the capital why not venture a bit further and enjoy the stunning countryside and coastline. More about the Vale...