The Castle Arcade is a shopping arcade in Cardiff, South Wales.To visit Castle Quarter Arcade and get the most from your holiday in Cardiff, create itinerary details personal to you using our Cardiff trip builder app.
Started in 1887, it runs south from opposite Cardiff Castle, and then turns east to exit on the High Street, north of St Mary's Street, in the Castle Quarter. One of the longer of Cardiff's famous Victorian arcades, it is also one of Cardiff's only two level shopping arcades, the other being Cardiff Market.
Today Castle Arcade is home to a variety of small boutique shops including cafes, delicatessens, fair-trade and organic retaillers. There are also several shops on the gallery level.
Castle Arcade was Grade II* listed in 1975, being the "finest of Cardiff's Victorian arcades". The four storey entrance block facing onto the High Street is separately listed, also as Grade II*.
Castle Quarter Arcade Reviews
All down the High streets are these incredible arcades, fullnof hidden gems, for those unusual gifts and shops this is the place to go. With little cafes mixed in with the shops you can spend hours... more »
I've lived in Cardiff for my life and I think the Victorian arcades in Cardiff city centre are amazing. We recently took American friends visiting us to the arcade. There is a great selection of... more »
A lovely arcade. It has been refurbished since the last time I was there. I noticed Clive Ranger Jewellers is gone, but there is a nice bar there instead.
Wonderful spot I've taken for granted all the years I've lived in Cardiff. Revisited after being abroad for a few years and found a new appreciation for the castle arcade. It's one of the places that makes Cardiff unique and historic.
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