Cardiff Market (Welsh: Marchnad Caerdydd), also known as Cardiff Central Market (Welsh: Marchnad Ganolog Caerdydd) and as the Market Building, is a Victorian indoor market in the Castle Quarter of Cardiff city centre, capital city of Wales.
Trinity Street entrance to Cardiff Market
|Location||Cardiff city centre|
|Address||Cardiff Market, St Mary Street, Cardiff|
|Opening date||May 1891|
|Grade II* listed building|
The market consists of two shopping levels, a ground floor and a balcony level which wraps around the market exterior walls on the interior. Entrances to the market are located at St. Mary Street, Trinity Street and from an alleyway off Church Street.
Traders in the market offer a variety of fresh produce, cooked food, various delicacies and more durable goods.
A trader of note is Ashton's the fishmongers, who claim to have traded in the market since 1866 at the Trinity Street entrance selling a wide range of fresh seafood. In 2012 they hit the headlines when they sold meat from a 20 foot long 550 lb thresher shark.
Another longstanding trader is The Market Deli, a small family run business trading for over 100 years, located at the same stall since 1928.
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