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Beautiful step back into the past

Walked past this by chance and nearly missed it. A real step back into a different era of shopping... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
Abercych, United Kingdom
Grand arcade

The oldest and grandest arcade in the city and dates back to 1858. On a grim day this is a fab way... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
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The oldest shopping mall in the city, dating back to 1856; features everything from antiques to clothes.
Cardiff, Wales
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Reviewed 9 November 2018

Walked past this by chance and nearly missed it. A real step back into a different era of shopping. Beautiful ( if not out of my range ) shops and a brief break from the Cardiff rain.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johntink55
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The oldest and grandest arcade in the city and dates back to 1858. On a grim day this is a fab way to beat the weather.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Cardiff centre is an interesting shopping area. There are the main streets, but the specialist shops are found in a number of arcades including the Royal Arcade built in 1858 and connecting into Morgan's Arcade with the splendid delicatessen - Wally's Deli, where we bought...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian C
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is one of the many arcades that are in City of Cardiff, however this was our number one. It is the oldest arcade in Cardiff, being built in 1858, it is a Grade II listed building. We walked through the Arcade on Friday morning...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

One our favourite places too walk through, would highly recommend! There’s some great shops here, our favourite is definitely Route 1 (skate clothing brands shop)

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank derekthedinosar
Reviewed 22 April 2018

You don't have to spend any time in there, but if you go to Cardiff, go to the Arcade's. Their worth a pop in, with little shops and cafe's, you can find something for everything!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank KimbersS
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

There are a number of Arcades that run off St Mary Street, but, with the sun streaming through the glass roof, we were attracted to the varied selection of more unusual retail outlets in the Royal. We also came across, and spent some time, in...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Worth a quick look, small individual shops and some restaurants hidden from the main area. Only takes a few minutes. Great short cut between streets.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Super cute arcade, definitely a must see, its so charming. Lot's of small shops, its lovely. Recommend.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank mafaldapureza
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Nice selection of small shops/cafes. It is a shame that some have closed since I have last visited here. I will definitely call again when in Cardiff as it is in a central location and I can always find gifts etc that I cannot find...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 89Jenks
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Response from chinatravler022 | Reviewed this property |
sorry I do not know either. I too take the train..