Our Cardiff Innsider: Tessa Holly

Tessa is a Welsh photographer and blogger, best known online over at Tessa Holly, where she creates and curates fashion and lifestyle content. Having grown up in the Welsh countryside, she has a deep fondness for her home country. Tessa can often be found roaming the city of Cardiff looking for cool new things to do and see, or out exploring the nearby Brecon Beacons.

Cardiff is said to be one of the fastest growing cities in Europe - it’s ever changing - and Tessa has loved watching it adapt over the years. A city full of history and culture, there’s always something fun happening and plenty to experience in the Welsh capital.

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Tessa Holly

Photograph taker, lifestyle blogger and Cardiff know-it-all

In the Know - Top Hotspots

Breakfast
Garlands – you can have a delicious full welsh breakfast in this cosy café.

Visit
Cardiff Museum –from the natural history section to classic paintings, even the architecture is beautiful, and it’s free!
Lunch
Milgi – an independent vegetarian restaurant with food so good you won’t even notice there’s no meat.

See
Cardiff Castle –why not absorb some history right in the centre of the capital.
Dinner
Clink – a restaurant at Cardiff prison staffed by prisoners to help them find employment upon release.

Explore
Arcades – the city centre is known for its Victorian shopping arcades, perfect for discovering independent boutiques and cafes.
Snack
Science Cream – if you’ve got a sweet tooth then it’s worth checking out this liquid nitrogen ice cream bar.

Tea
Waterloo Tea – a superb variety of tea to choose from, indulging in a full afternoon tea is a must
Beer
Tiny Rebel – Great beers, good prices, lovely staff, what more could you want?

Coffee
Barker Coffee - hipster décor and fabulous coffee, an Instagrammers dream!
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