High Street Arcade, Cardiff

High Street Arcade, Cardiff

High Street Arcade is an outdoor shopping plaza in Cardiff. It is located opposite Castle Arcade between High and St. John's Streets. High Street Arcade is one of three arcades that make up Castle Quarter along with Castle Arcade and Duke Street Arcade.

High Street Arcade was completed in 1885. It adjoined with Duke Street Arcade upon its completion in 1902, which made it the city's first adjoining arcade.

The arcade was originally a mainstay of those who sought healing and truth. There were numerous fortune tellers along the street as well as apothecaries where shoppers could find tonics and so-called "wonder drugs." The arcade now has 11 unique shops that include a coffee bar, a tea room and vintage clothing stores.

Those who want a lasting reminder of their time in Cardiff can stop by a tattoo parlor at High Street Arcade. The arcade is also home to a barber shop and a gaming parlor.

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High Street Arcade on Map

Sight Name: High Street 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.
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
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