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City of Arcades
Free Walking Tour
Cardiff is a city steeped in 19th century tradition and grandeur. The embodiment of that is found in the city's Arcades.
Cardiff contains more arcades than any other city in the whole of the United Kingdom, surviving today as a nod to the industrial success of the past.
On this two hour tour we will explore the seven iconic shopping galleries of the city centre, as well as Cardiff Market, but also find some of the long lost arcades of the past as well.
The 7 historic Arcades
The Barker Family
The Bear Shop
Cardiff's long lost Arcades
The Bute Family
Dunn & Co
and much more.....
Cardiff Tour Starting Point
The Cardiff City of Arcades Free Walking Tour will take place on selcted dates across the summer of 2023, including...
Saturday, 1 July, at 2pm
Saturday, 8 July, at 2pm
Tuesday, 18 July, at 2pm
Thursday, 10 August, at 2pm
Saturday, 12 August, at 2pm
Thursday, 17 August, at 2pm
Saturday, 19 August, at 2pm
Thursday, 24 August, at 2pm
Advanced booking is currently essential for the Cardiff Arcades tour. Please reserve your place in advance as some tours may become full.
In the unlikely event of a tour being cancelled for any reason, you will be contacted in advance via email.
*This is a 'pay as you feel' tour*
The Cardiff Free Tour starts from the John Batchelor Statue on The Hayes.
Opposite the TK Maxx Store (CF10 1TD)
For information about social distancing measures, please check out our FAQs.
Look out for the green umbrella &/or green shirt
The Fog Blog features a range of blog posts about Cardiff, from fun facts to posts about history and the architecture of the city.
Our new podcast series focuses upon areas of Cardiff in greater detail than is possible on a walking tour.
on restaurants, attractions, public transport and even gifts, check out the Cardiff guide.
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