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, 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 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. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Welsh gifts for your love Impress your partner with a gift from legendary Wales. Unique and heartfelt gift ideas for couples Kick off 2014 in style New Year – a time to blow off those festive cobwebs. Why not try something new? Early May bank holiday Mayday, mayday. Post Easter break required. Mothers Day Whether its Mam, Mum, Mother or Mummy make sure she has a fantastic break in Wales. Swansea Market A busy atmosphere and tight-knit community of stall-holders. A Christmas break Get away to a different Christmas experience in Wales.