Cardiff is home to an amazing selection of beautiful Victorian and Edwardian shopping arcades that reflects the heritage of Cardiff.
Morgan and Royal Arcade
The Morgan Quarter is home to the Royal Arcade and Morgan Arcade, offering a unique shopping experience with a host of prestigious brands and a fascinating mix of independent retailers.
Morgan Arcade has an abundance of stylish boutiques and refined gentlemen’s fashion. As you walk through the arcade you will be taken in by the offer of high quality clothes and shoes such as the stylish men’s brogues, hand crafted accessories and more! If music is your passion, take a step back in time at Spillers Record, the oldest record shop in the world. For your creative side, you can also find some beautiful collections of fine art.
Those antique buffs amongst you will love the Royal Arcade which has a great selection of antique jewellery and collectables. A selection of handicraft products can also be found with ethically sourced clothes, shawls and bags. If you are an avid foodie, you will love the local deli where you can buy locally produced cheese, Christmas hampers and wine.
The Castle Arcade runs opposite Cardiff Castle and features a beautiful gallery with a wooden second floor balcony and foot bridges. One of the longer of Cardiff’s famous Victorian arcades, it is also one of the city’s only two level shopping arcades other than Cardiff Central Market. You will find an array of edible goodies including specialty cheeses, breads and pastas, fair-trade and organic clothing, boutique shops, cafes and delis.
High Street and Duke Street Arcade
High Street Arcade is known for its range of designer and vintage clothes, jewellery and one of the oldest surf and skateboarding shops in Wales. You will also find children’s clothes, toys and gifts as well as a New York style deli. Duke Street Arcade is just opposite Cardiff Castle in the Castle Quarter and is lined with stores including hairdressers, bridal shops, Welsh gifts, jewellery and much more.
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