Cardiff is known as the "city of arcades", due to its
Victorian, and Edwardian shopping arcades. Its a great place to visit
whether you like shopping or not. Shopping is definitely not high on my
list of favourite things to do but I happily tagged along with Eira Wyn
as she window shopped around the Cardiff arcades. Its not shopping like
we know it ... well not as I know it. It is actually quite interesting
..more of a heritage trail.
There are several Victorian and Edwardian arcades to
explore including the Central Market, Royal Arcade, Dominions Arcade,
Duke Street Arcade, High Street Arcade, Wyndham Arcade, Morgan Arcade,
Royal Arcade, and the Castle Arcade. Castle Arcade was built around
Inside you'll see a beautiful gallery with a wooden
overhang and foot bridges, and several small shops. As its name suggests
the Castle Arcade runs from opposite Cardiff Castle to High Street.
You'll find an array of edible goodies at Madame Fromage, including
speciality cheeses, breads and pastas. However you will need to cover
quite a few miles of arcade walking to compensate for your expanding
Review Castle Arcade.