Study Destinations: Wales
Many students will agree that your study destination is just as important as your chosen course. But where do you start? We’ve already introduced you to London and Scotland. In this article, Hotcourses’ international student editor - Nuannat Simmons – gives you an overview of another great study destination in the UK: Wales.
Wales is located to the West of the UK, between Ireland and England. Travelling there is very easy; about 2 hours by train from London. As a principality, Wales has its own independent culture, traditions and even its own language to add to a wealth of attractions for new adventurers.
If you find that visiting castles and museums is not your ‘cup of tea,’ Wales also has many outdoor activities for energetic students like you, so get ready to burn off some serious energy!
Wales also features exciting and bustling cities such as Cardiff –the largest city and the capital-, Newport and Swansea. Cardiff has a thriving port, known as Cardiff Bay, one of the largest in the world. The port is now a popular centre of nightlife and entertainment.
The Millennium Stadium, another of the city’s landmarks, has welcomed over 1.3 million visitors per year since its opening in 1999. On the other hand, Swansea is located in South Wales, featuring an authentic maritime city with a majority of Welsh-speaking population.
Finally, Newport is third largest city in Wales. It is also well known for its sport and is home to a formidable rugby team.
There is a full range of accommodation in Wales, from camping, to hotels and B&Bs or cottages that you can rent and share with group of friends. Find the one that suits you and your budget here.
Wales is well linked to the rest of UK, so you can travel by car, bus or train. See more information here.
Wales is easy to get to and has lot of exciting places, customs and activities waiting for you to discover while you are studying in UK, so do not miss your chance to visit!
To find out more about studying in the UK, follow the link.
You can look up more institutions based in Wales, UK by checking our institution finder.
If you plan to travel in UK you might interested to read a blog from Nuannat about activities in Cambridge, England.
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