18 August 2014

Bank holiday shopping breaks in Wales

From popular big name brands to small shops with local produce, Wales has it all. Combined with our varied accommodation you can sample it all this bank holiday weekend.

A capital shopping experience

Jamie's Italian, The Hayes, Cardiff

Jamie's Italian, Cardiff

Cardiff, our capital city, with major stores housed in shopping centres such as St David's. Six Victorian arcades crammed with a wonderful selection of independent shops. Including vintage clothes stores, craft shops and coffee shops. Don't forget the oldest record shop in the world found in the Morgan Arcade. The best thing about shopping in Cardiff is that the shops are within walking distance of each other and the majority of the centre of Cardiff has large open pedestrian only walkways.

Shopping by the sea

Close up of fresh Penclawdd cockles sold at Swansea Market

Cockles at Swansea Market

 by Eiona. R

How about retail therapy with a hint of sea air? Both Swansea and Llandudno offer quality retail experiences while only being a stones throw from the coast.

Swansea has the mix of familiar names and brands with pedestrian areas but with the added attraction of Swansea Market. With over 100 stalls offering local food and Welsh gifts. Sample some of the delicacies of the area, including cockles and laverbread, the world-renowned dish made from seaweed collected on the shores of north Gower.

Llandudno, a firm favourite with the Victorians and Edwardians. Calling it the Queen of the Welsh Resorts. A modern shopping experience complimented with speciality shops housed within delightful Victorian canopied streets. And when you've shopped till you dropped, add to the Victorian adventure by strolling along the pier.

If you prefer a retail experience on a smaller, cosier scale try a few of our other shopping gems.