When it comes to shopping, Wales has a myriad of stores and exclusive independent shops. Most have grown to be synonymous with the region or town. In this article, we will look at some of what you will find available if you want help to shop in Wales.
To begin, you can shop in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, without having to go to the large high street shops and department stores. These are all available, but you can also find many independent and unique shops with items to suit your needs. This includes everything from the traditional Welsh cloths to gifts and jewellery items.
Tregaron, a historic market town in rural Ceredigon, is the place to go if you want authentic traditional Welsh jewellery. There you will find jewellry with Celtic Designs as well as 100% pure pieces mixed with Welsh Gold.
Swansea has a lot to offer, including the largest indoor market with more than one hundred stalls. This is the best place to sample many internationally known Welsh delicacies such as laverbread, cakes, edible seaweed and cockles. The area also has some good fresh fish, local beef and lamb as well as Gower vegetables.
Cowbridge is one of the most fashionable places to shop in Wales. It is often called the department store on a single street with lots of unique family-owned stores which sell designer clothing, leather goods, jewellery, antiques and crafts. This place is definitely worth visiting on a shopping trip because it boasts more independently owned boutiques per-square-mile, when compared to any other market town in Wales.
Llandeilo, an ancient market town, is the ideal place to visit if you are looking for chic and fashionable shopping destinations. There are innovative, lively and independently owned galleries and boutiques in the area. You are guaranteed to find something unique on a shopping trip to this town.
If you visit Trefriw Woollen Mills, located in Conwy Valley, you will get a chance to purchase genuine local products which include Welsh cloth, tapestries and flannel. You should also check out the Potters’ Gallery where there are many works on display from regional crafts folk.
Finally, you can find many farm shops with fresh local produce when shopping in Wales. These shops offer the best fresh meat, including local venison, lamb and pork as well as fruits and vegetables. Wales has many award winning farm stores with more than 2000 items, including organic produce.
Keep these places in mind for you when you are ready to shop in Wales.