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.

28 unique stores

  • Amy Mair Couture
    10 The Balcony, Castle Arcade
  • Bird & Blend Tea
    35 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
  • Driftwood Designs
    37 Castle Arcade
  • Emptage Hallett
    2nd Floor, 3-5 The Balcony, Castle Arcade
  • Fabulous Welshcakes
    44 Castle Arcade
  • Folio Design Studio
  • Friends In Knead
    37 Castle Arcade
  • Gin & Juice
    2-6 Castle Arcade
  • IC Fancy Dress
    8 Castle Arcade
  • Jones the Barber
    45 Castle Arcade
  • Nata & Co
    3 Castle Street
  • National Theatre Wales
    30 Castle Arcade
  • Nighthawks
    47-49 Castle Arcade
  • Pizza Express
    29-32 High Street
  • Rain Dogs Tattoo Parlour
    26 The Balcony, Castle Arcade
  • Rules of Play
    29 Castle Arcade
  • Rum & Fizz
    2-6 Castle Arcade
  • Salon Wills by Natural Image
    11-13 The Balcony, Castle Arcade
  • The Perfect Fit
    14 The Balcony, Castle Arcade
  • Tropigaz
  • Troutmark Books
    34 Castle Arcade
  • Wally's Liquor Cellar
    10 -14 Castle Arcade

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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