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.