Explore Castle

The third of the arcades making up Castle Quarter is Castle Arcade. Sitting on the opposite side of Cardiff’s High Street facing High Street & Duke Arcades, Castle Arcade was constructed between 1882 and 1889. The arcade is particularly famous for the balconies that split the shops across two floors and two large arches mirror each other on either end of the arcade, seen perfectly from the second floor. Castle Arcade is home to an eclectic mix of independent stores including Portuguese bakery Nata and Co, bar Gin and Juice, and Barker’s Tea Rooms sister café Coffee Barker’s. There’s also a choice of fancy dress stores, high end independent fashion and jewellers, as well as a choice of hairdressers.

26 unique stores

  • Airborne Digital Media
    35 The Balcony, Castle Arcade
  • Amy Mair Couture
    10 The Balcony, Castle Arcade
  • Blanco Digital
    28 The Balcony, Castle Arcade
  • Bouvardia
    20-24 Castle Arcade
  • Cardiff Violins
    15-23 Castle Arcade
  • Coffee Barker
    Castle Arcade
  • Constantinou
    17-19 Castle Arcade
  • Crystals
    15 Castle Arcade
  • Emma-Kate Jewellery
    5 The Balcony, Castle Arcade
  • Emptage Hallett
    2nd Floor, 3-5 The Balcony, Castle Arcade
  • Fabulous Welsh cakes
    44 Castle Arcade
  • Gin & Juice
    2-6 Castle Arcade
  • Hair Products
    10 Castle Arcade
  • IC Fancy Dress
    8 Castle Arcade
  • Jones the Barber
    45 Castle Arcade
  • Nata & Co
    3 Castle Street
  • Pizza Express
    29-32 High Street
  • Princes & paupers
    31 Castle Arcade
  • Rules of Play
    29 Castle Arcade
  • Salon Wills by Natural Image
    11-13 The Balcony, Castle Arcade
  • Silverhand Tattoo Studio
    36-38 Castle Arcade
  • The Perfect Fit
    14 The Balcony, Castle Arcade
  • Troutmark Books
    34 Castle Arcade
  • Wally's Liquor Cellar
    10 -14 Castle Arcade
  • Weaves
    37 Castle Arcade
  • Diba
    16 Castle Arcade

Give the gift of Cardiff's Arcades

A Gift Card FOR Cardiff is redeemable in over 50 business across the city including 28 in the arcades, making it the perfect option for exploring this unique part of Cardiff. Add £5 to £500 to your present and the lucky recipient can spend their card on everything from vintage fashion and hand crafted gin to jewellery and Welsh cakes.

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