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Royal Arcade

Cardiff, Wales (City Centre)
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Ranked #5 of 26 Shopping in Cardiff
Type: Malls, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The oldest shopping mall in the city, dating back to 1856; features everything from antiques to...
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Type: Malls, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The oldest shopping mall in the city, dating back to 1856; features everything from antiques to clothes.

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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509 reviews 509 reviews
212 attraction reviews
442 helpful votes 442 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

An arcade full of both trendy and unusual shops,which also takes you away from the chaotic city centre for a little while....extremely pretty little shops, most were not known to me.It certainly beats looking around the nearby mainstream superstores.Very quirky.

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Moira, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
23 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This arcade is a link between two fine shopping streets and is a little shopping paradise all of its own. A nice selection of quirky and trendy little shops and cafes all housed inside a very old and charming arcade.

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Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I went down this arcade due to knowing one of the shops sell Gorjuss things. I wasn't disappointed as they had a vast array of things, which to my delight was just what I was after.

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Reading
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350 reviews 350 reviews
88 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

We visited whilst around the city centre. It is very light and airy and full of lots of little independent shops.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The shopping scheme in Cardiff is pretty unique. They have a series of arcades, some of which are maze-like, with quirky shops and little cafes peppered throughout. The arcades are worth a visit for the Victorian architecture alone, so don't forget to look up! Since they typically have more than one ingress/egress, the arcades also come in handy when it's... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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118 reviews 118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We visited the arcades two days in a row because we couldn't take it all in in just one day. The shops are terrific and you must stop by Harley's cafe for breakfast or at least tea and a toasted tea cake.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,093 reviews 1,093 reviews
737 attraction reviews
709 helpful votes 709 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Royal Arcade connects two busy streets in central Cardiff. When you go looking there are actually several similar arcades in the area – all filled with lovely little shops and quaint little cafes and restaurants. At night in December the Arcade was beautifully lit up with decorations and had an almost dream-like atmosphere. Very cool. If you are in Cardiff,... More 

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