Castle Quarter Arcade, Cardiff

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The Castle Arcade is a shopping arcade in Cardiff, South Wales.
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*.
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  • 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 »
  • One of the strengths of Cardiff for shopping is the abundance of shopping arcades of which there are many....a great retreat particularly in bad weather. Great architecture shopping seems to slow to.....  more »
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  • 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.
  • A fabulous selection of shops and cafe's you won't find on the High Street. There are shops you can pick up that Unique gift or just browse the odd hour away. Well done Cardiff for keeping and maintaining them not only for us but for visitors to Cardiff too.
  • Love Cardiff's older arcades. Independent unusual stores with far more character and charm than the new modern shopping arcade. Worth a look around.
  • Lots of different shops all under one roof in a stylish arcade. Lots of unique shops that you don't find on your usual high street

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