Welcome to Cathays

The heart of the student scene, this area is primarily where students from Cardiff University live in houses of up to 10 people. It is full of pubs, bars, cafes and takeaway restaurants, everything you need for a night out without venturing into the City Centre, which is a short 10 minute walk away..

It is serviced by a train station which makes onward journeys out of the city very easy on the valleys line towards Pontpypridd and Merthyr Tydfil or onto Cardiff Central station, which services all major routes in the UK.

A vibrant and social area of the city, with a constant influx of new people to the area, it is ever changing and a dynamic place to live.

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