Since 1955, Cardiff has been the capital city of Wales. It has also seen massive investment and significant growth in recent decades, making it a popular place to live. Given its location, the cost of living is low compared to other capitals, always a significant factor for students. Distractions are plentiful, the nightlife is rich and varied, and as you might have noticed the Welsh do like a drink. They are also passionate about rugby and the Millennium Stadium is a first class destination for any sporting event. Generously, the WRU are even offering to let England play Wales there during the coming World Cup.