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The Castle Quarter Arcades are a historical part of Cardiff's architectural and retail heritage, spanning 131 years of public service since doors first opened in 1885. The Castle Quarter is comprised of 3 outstanding Victorian and Edwardian arcades...more
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However, this Victorian shopping arcade, and all of the 4 or so similar to it in Cardiff, are worth a look just for the architecture.
The entrances tend to be rather unattractive so don't be put off. They are very attractive inside.
In addition to the interesting architecture there are several independent cafes in here that are well worth a visit if you're seeking something a bit different to the chains on St Mary's street. I recommend Cafe Minuet, Coffee Barker, Madame Fromage and the recently opened...More
Of all the arcades running off St Mary Street, the Castle Quarter Group is undoubtably the most impressive. On two levels with fascinating architecture and a wide selection of both retail and food outlets. It greatly reminded us of the excellent arcades in central Melbourne...More
As you walk into this two storey covered walkway below a larger building, you are amazed by the architecture. There are numerous small retail outlets as well as some food outlets offering eat in or takeout food. A second floor walkway runs along the whole...More
a lovely arcade in Cardiff there isn't much apart from offices and a instrument maker upstairs so that area is a bit wasted and isn't worth a visit, but otherwise downstairs has some nice cafes and a some good shops to visit. the architecture is...More
Date of experience: June 2017
Annalisa J, Public Relations Manager at Castle Quarter Arcade, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017
Thanks for taking the time to review our arcade, we're pleased you found welcome shelter among our cafes and studios.