Cardiff Shopping Tour (Self Guided), Cardiff

The coal-mining capital of Britain, Cardiff offers an exciting shopping opportunity in many state-of-the-art shopping centres like St.David's or Capitol. Along with modern shopping arcades, the busy Cardiff streets are packed with lovely, small specialty shops and galleries. Take this walking tour to discover some of Cardiff's best shopping spots.
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Cardiff Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Cardiff Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Wales » Cardiff (See other walking tours in Cardiff)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 Km or 0.3 Miles
Author: Nick
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Troutmark
  • Welsh Lovespoon Gallery
  • Cardiff Market
  • Waterstones
  • Spiller's Records

1) Troutmark

Troutmark is one of those lovely, second-hand book stores where one might get lost in an amazing book labyrinth. It is the large old book shop in the city that offers books with a wide range of topics and genres. Check out the bargain shelf to buy a really cheap book. The first floor of the shop is a paradise for the fantasy and science-fiction lovers. Many people come here to buy a rare book at a reasonable price.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5:15 pm; Sunday: 11:15 am - 4 pm
Welsh Lovespoon Gallery

2) Welsh Lovespoon Gallery

Nestled near the Cardiff Castle, Lovespoons Gallery is a lovely crafts shop that offers the world's largest handmade wooden carved lovespoons. Lovespoons shop keeps the Welsh traditions of the 17th century alive: a carved lovespoon gift given to a woman symbolized the gentleman's affection and was a sign of man's serious intentions. Inside the shop you can see the world's smallest and biggest lovespoons. You can buy something really unique and beautiful for your loved ones.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am – 5:30 pm; Sunday: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cardiff Market

3) Cardiff Market

Set inside a wonderful Victorian building, Cardiff Central Market offers a unique shopping experience. The trading began here more than 300 years ago, but nevertheless the structure still preserves many beautiful old features such as the clock made by H.Samuel jewelry chain, that is placed above the entrance. The glass roof is a great architectural addition and it provides good lighting to the stalls. Cardiff Market amazes with the wide variety of gastronomical products on display, providing an exciting, wandering, smell-and-see tour.

4) Waterstones

Waterstones, Cardiff's premier book vendors, is one of the leading UK book stores that offers a large range of books with interesting topics, bestsellers, table games, guides and maps, greetings and postcards, encyclopedias, dictionaries and colourful books for children. Waterstones revives classical gift traditions and provides a spacious, thematically-arranged, eye-catching environment in which to shop.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm.
Spiller's Records

5) Spiller's Records

Spillers Records, established in 1894, is the oldest record shop in the world. It is located in Cardiff, Wales. In addition to selling music, it is the city's main location for buying tickets to alternative music concerts. Spillers was founded in 1894 by Henry Spiller at its original location in Queen’s Arcade, where the shop specialized in the sale of phonographs, wax phonograph cylinders and shellac phonograph discs. In the early 1920s, Spiller's son Edward took over the business and with the aid of the popular accordionist and bandleader Joe Gregory, sold musical instruments alongside the pre-recorded music. In the late 1940s, Henry moved the shop around the corner to larger premises on The Hayes, where it has remained ever since.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am -6 pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Cardiff, Wales

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
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Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 Km or 3.1 Miles
Architectural Jewels

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles
Top Religious Buildings

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles