Capitol Shopping Centre, Cardiff (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/38865853%40N03/3998479662)

Capitol Shopping Centre, Cardiff

Nicknamed the 'City of Arcades' and voted the 6th Best UK City for Shopping, Cardiff is a city in which shoppers can lose themselves for days. It has central shopping streets close to its castle, and the St. David's Shopping Centre with chain stores and designer outlets as well as a choice of more than twenty restaurants and fast food places.

The Morgan Quarter, consisting of the Royal Arcade and the Morgan Arcade, is best known for the famous Spillers Records, which is the oldest record shop in the world. Spillers opened in 1894, and is still going strong. The city also includes the Castle Quarter with its Victorian arcades, and has regular farmers' markets run by RCMA Farmers' Markets in four city locations.

At the Cardiff Market you're sure to find a bargain. You must set aside time to visit this historic cornucopia of goods which has been trading for approximately 400 years in its current location in the heart of the city for at least a century. All that shopping can build up an appetite, and your shopping trip should include a visit to Fabulous Welshcakes where you can try the Welsh specialty freshly cooked using a traditional recipe, or can take some home for friends and family. If you're planning to shop in Cardiff, you'll need somewhere to rest with plenty of space for everything you buy. Find Cardiff city centre accommodation, and start saving for the shopping trip of a lifetime.

Accommodation in Cardiff

  • Pendoylan   (7.7 miles from the centre of Cardiff)
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    Stunning Cottages & Shepherd's Huts in the Vale of Glamorgan near Cowbridge & Cardiff. Beautiful rural setting. Sunny furnished patios & internet access. Pet friendly with parking.
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  • Cardiff   (2.9 miles from the centre of Cardiff)
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    Budget Travelodge Hotel with free parking just 4 miles from Cardiff Bay and easy access to the city centre. Double, twin and family rooms. WiFi and optional breakfast.
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  • Cardiff   (1.0 miles from the centre of Cardiff)
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    Superb space, impeccable specification, fabulous facilities and convenient location! A short walk from Cardiff city centre, these spacious modern apartments are situated in a...
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