City of Arcades

Cardiff, a city of castles and culture, where seven Victorian and Edwardian arcades nestle amongst the biggest names of the high street. Housing over 100 independent cafes, bars and shops right in the heart of the city, the arcades offer a truly unique experience.
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The Arcade Vaults

“There's no other place that I know of, certainly not in Cardiff that has quite a large array of video games going back so far, and then a combined workplace for people to meet and hang out. It’s also the only arcade in an arcade that I know of in the UK.
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Give the gift of Cardiff's Arcades

A Gift Card FOR Cardiff can be spent in over 80 businesses across Cardiff including many based in the arcades and is available in values from £5 to £500. From shopping sprees to steak dinners the gift card covers all kinds of Cardiff experiences and lets locals and visitors alike explore new elements of this great city, the City of Arcades.

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