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Nice selection of small shops/cafes. It is a shame that some have closed since I have last visited... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

On rainy days it's nice to be able to see shops and eateries without getting soaked.The most... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Jeff M
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The oldest shopping mall in the city, dating back to 1856; features everything from antiques to clothes.
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Cardiff, Wales
City Centre
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank 89Jenks
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

On rainy days it's nice to be able to see shops and eateries without getting soaked.The most arcades I have seen in one city.

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

A lot of small shops, good for gift shopping! The arcade is clean and well taken care of and looks lovely! Take a stroll and enjoy

Thank Anji T
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I love the arcades in this city, this one was my favorite one. The shops were all local and had cool stuff. Up-cycled clothes, antique shops and gift shops. There was also cafes. Well worth the time.

Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

To look for an odd or different piece of jewelry. Finally found a bracelet that my wife wanted with a Welsh dragon on it at a store called Ganesha, the only place in town that had one. They also had a large selection of fine...More

Thank Kenneth O
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

My classic image of Cardiff was the warren of beautiful arcades, full of small unique shops which were a pleasure to explore. The advent of Saint Davids 2 could have seen their demise but it hasn't , they offer a different ambience and the unique...More

Thank ReallyBadHat
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Royal Arcade is one of many quaint little arcades all banded together in Cardiff City Centre. These arcades are long but narrow and easy to navigate for shoppers and browsers alike. Royal Arcade has some antique shops, as well as boutiques, cafes etc. My better...More

Thank AshleyAzavedo
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I have visited this arcade many times but my favourite shops are David Edwards family jewellers and Wally's delicatessen. My engagement ring was purchased in this fantastic jewellers and so was my gold locket as a treasured gift from my husband. I was visiting recently...More

Thank paradisas_lady
Reviewed 9 January 2017

One of the reasons I love going to Cardiff is that not only does it have its new shopping centre but also all of these lovely arcades with small one off shops. Most of them are still managing to keep going but it is a...More

1  Thank Tigger1013
Reviewed 19 November 2016

For a small area it has a good selection of shops including my favorite Wally's When ever I visit Cardiff I always go there.

1  Thank chinatravler022
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Dee G
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Response from chinatravler022 | Reviewed this property |
sorry I do not know either. I too take the train..