Visit the Castle Arcade in Cardiff

Cardiff is host to a storied history and an amazing culture, and part of that is the Welsh capital’s retail history. Inside Cardiff’s Castle Quarter Arcades is a wonderful selection of shops, eateries, and venues offering an experience like no other, whether you’re looking for a bit of retail therapy, want to relax with your family or friends with a coffee and some food, or you just want to explore an essential part of Cardiff – Castle Quarter Arcades is a must-do activity for your stack for any visitor to Cardiff.

Where can I go shopping in Cardiff?

Head down to Castle Quarter Arcades only under half a mile from Cardiff central station. Built between 1882 and 1889 the Castle Arcade features 30 unique stores.

First opening in 1887, over 100 unique shops and restaurants are housed in this beautiful victorian complex, now modernised to bring the city centre venue to life. Split over two floors, you’ll find a spectacular mix of independent stores to explore, from bakeries to bars, fashion outlets to jewellers, and much more. Get a delicious pastry from the Portuguese bakery Nata & Co; treat yourself to a tasty cocktail or some hearty food with pressed juices at one of the local favourites Gin and Juice; bring a board game home to get family and friends together at Rules of Play, who source their games from all over the world. Cap off your visit at the balcony which offers a great view of Cardiff Castle, only a short walk away.

  • A list of retailers can be found on the website linked below.
  • Check each retailer as opening times may differ.
  • Gift cards can be purchased for use in any of the arcade stores or restaurants.

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