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Walking away from the city centre, over the River Taff with the Millennium Stadium on your left, you reach Canton.
Canton is 10-15 minutes walk from the city centre and about 25 minutes walk from the university. There are regular buses to the City Centre as well, only a 5-7 minute ride away.
Canton is a fun, friendly area with a
great community feel with lots of events and activities to keep you busy. It has a less ‘studenty’ feel than Cathays
and is popular with postgraduate students.
Canton has a great variety of cafes, shops, public services and bars but also has plenty of green, open spaces. The extensive Bute Park lies alongside the Taff, marking the border between Canton and the city centre. This is joined to the north by Pontcanna fields making it ideal for running, walking, cycling or simply enjoying the outdoors. To the west of Canton you find the smaller Victoria Park which offers walking and running opportunities as well as tennis courts and an outdoor splash pool.
Canton offers a great variety of
pubs, restaurants and takeaways so you are sure to find something to please your
tastebuds. In addition to these, Canton
is home to the unique Chapter Arts Centre which offers a theatre, cinema,
gallery, bar, cafes and shop, in addition to running classes such as yoga,
dance, drama and photography.
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