Castle Arcade, Cardiff

Castle Arcade, Cardiff

The Castle Arcade is a historic shopping center near Cardiff Castle. Castle Arcade is nestled between Castle and Quay Streets from north to south and High and Womanby Streets from east to west.

The Castle Arcade was envisioned in 1882 with construction completed in 1889. It is one of the few arcades in the city that is spread over two stories. These are highlighted by upper balconies and the large arches that welcome visitors to the shopping plaza.

Tourists will find a wide variety of shops at Castle Arcade. This includes 30 unique boutiques that feature items like couture clothing, fine crystals, books, tabletop gaming, musical instruments, vintage clothing and costumes. The Castle Arcade also has numerous places to drink and dine. From pastries to cocktails, tourists can have a seat and enjoy a relaxing treat.

Other spots with Castle Arcade include a tattoo parlor and the National Theatre Wales.

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Castle Arcade on Map

Sight Name: Castle Arcade
Sight Location: Cardiff, Wales (See walking tours in Cardiff)
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Cardiff, Wales

Create Your Own Walk in Cardiff

Create Your Own Walk in Cardiff

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cardiff is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Shopping Arcades Tour

Shopping Arcades Tour

A city of castles and culture, Cardiff has plenty to entertain those who travel with the shopping bags in tow. The Welsh capital has long been reputed as the "City of Arcades", due to the highest concentration of Victorian, Edwardian and contemporary indoor shopping arcades in the UK. Back in the day, these fascinating, covered pedestrian thoroughfares were designed to enable locals and...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Cardiff Introduction Walking Tour

Cardiff Introduction Walking Tour

"Cardiff" came from the Welsh word "Caer-Taff" which means "Fort on the river Taff." Cardiff cannot be separated from the Cardiff Castle nor the castle from the city. People had been living in the neighborhood of Cardiff on the banks of the Taff when the Romans arrived and built a fort in 55 AD.

The fortification was strategically located. It was possible to...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles