Royal Arcade

Royal Arcade, Cardiff: Address, Royal Arcade Reviews: 4.5/5

Royal Arcade
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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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Peter W
Oxford, UK3,085 contributions
Favourite arcade in city centre
Aug 2021
Cardiff has a number of arcades in the city center and this is another very attractive. Victorian or Georgian and great style with some interesting shops. This for me is the most attractive. Probably why it gets the royal title
Written August 12, 2021
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Ankit2385
Bengaluru, India435 contributions
Victorian Shopping Strret
May 2021
Its a lovely narrow lane with variety of shops. There are 3-4 arcades along the High street, Royal arcade being the oldest of them all. Its a beautiful architecture with some wonderful looking shop fronts.
Written June 15, 2021
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AHT
Accra, Ghana47 contributions
Enchanting Victorian Arcade
Jan 2020
As a Cardiffian, I am very proudof our victorian arcades. I work abroad, but when at home I vist them weekly. You do 'step back in time' when you shop here. There is something for everyone, from clothes to cafe's, toys to fancy dess costumes, a cheese centre etc. That is just this arade!there are another four or five!
Written April 1, 2020
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One_of_the_BOFs
Cheltenham, UK7,214 contributions
Step back in time
Jan 2020 • Couples
This was the first (of several) of the famous Cardiff arcades that we visited on our overnight stay in the city. Well maintained with a variety of interesting shops and food outlets - it was like stepping back in time and far away from the harsh commerciality of the modern shops & chain restaurants elsewhere in the city centre.
Written January 26, 2020
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Glennlat
Ringmer, UK16 contributions
All Arcades are excellent
Dec 2019
All the Arcades in central Cardiff are excellent with interesting shops and merchandise. Far preferable to visit the arcades and the castle, museum, than the mega-stores on the main area which are ok, except for the gangs of beggars and winos collect there. The city needs to clean up that area from panhandlers and drunks with abusive behavior and language
Written December 6, 2019
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DoverDaddy
Emsdale, Canada615 contributions
Pretty Cool
Oct 2018 • Couples
Shopping centre with lots of independent retail. From souvenirs to candy and a couple food places. Old architecture with lots of colums and glass.
Written September 6, 2019
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allertonlad
Northallerton, UK1,252 contributions
Another stunning Cardiff arcade
May 2019 • Couples
Another very eye-catching arcade in Cardiff city centre. This Grade II listed building dates back to 1858, and retains some wonderful looking shop fronts. Contains some very inviting looking independent retailers.
Written May 12, 2019
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davide79_12
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK1,841 contributions
Fabulous and glamorous
May 2018 • Couples
Fabulous and glamorous shopping arcade in Cardiff. We loved this from when we arrived there to when we left. Right up our street. Independent shops with unique gifts in mind. Great for gift shopping for all. Recommended a visit to the Royal Arcade.
Written April 28, 2019
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Tink R
Abercych, UK267 contributions
Beautiful step back into the past
Nov 2018 • Solo
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.
Written November 8, 2018
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rayrest
London, UK7,342 contributions
Grand arcade
Nov 2018 • Couples
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.
Written November 5, 2018
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