Queen Street, Cardiff

Queen Street, Cardiff

Queen Street is a curving, mostly pedestrianized shopping street in the center of Cardiff. Retractable barriers bar motor vehicles except for city trams from the area. The street extends by the side of the Castle Quarter. It connects Cardiff Castle to the A4161 in the east. It is lined with well known shopping outlets along its length.

Marks & Spencer dominates its own quarter. There are food halls offering almost anything edible, including champagne, crepes and compotes. JD Sports features footwear and sports gear. Topshop and Zara have things to wear. There are gastropubs and several international eateries. Lunch, anyone?

Capitol Shopping Centre commands an enormous retail space at one end of Queen Street. The recently modernized Centre homes in on surfer gear, fashion, home furnishings and jewelry. For the fast shoppers there are a range of fast food options.

Queens Arcade should not go unmentioned. It is grafted onto the large Saint David's Dewi Sant compound. It has a variety of not too elite shops and a casual ambience. It is, in fact, a connecting mall between Queen Street and Working Street. In general, shopping at Queens Arcade is a bit less expensive than neighboring Saint David's.

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Queen Street on Map

Sight Name: Queen Street
Sight Location: Cardiff, Wales (See walking tours in Cardiff)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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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