08 . 06 . 2017

British and Irish Lions Tour 2017

Here in Wales we’re never far from a rugby game, and this summer is no different. 2017 is time for the British and Irish Lions Tour – and this year, the team are heading to New Zealand to compete in a series of test matches against the mighty Southern Hemisphere teams. The British and Irish…

02 . 06 . 2017

Cardiff Champions League Final

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this week, you will have heard that one of the world’s largest sporting events is coming to Wales this weekend…… Wales’ capital city Cardiff is proud to host the Champions League Final 2017. And it’s not just the football game either, there’s a four day festival happening across…

23 . 05 . 2017

Snowdonia Giving

Here at the Oakeley Arms we are proud to live and work in the majestic Snowdonia National Park. The region’s breath-taking beauty attracts visitors from all over the world – annually, some 6 million people come and visit us here every year, with over half a million of those aiming high and reaching the top…

15 . 05 . 2017

National Coast Watch

The National Coastwatch Institution run look-out stations dotted all along the Welsh coastline, and their volunteer work is essential in helping to keep sea and coast users safe. Join us as we find out more. For the thousands of people who enjoy the beautiful waters of the Welsh coast every year – whether sailing, swimming,…

29 . 11 . 2016

Live in an Anglesey Lighthouse

The tall and elegant custodians of Britain’s shores that dot the coastline are unmistakable traditional coastal icons. The lighthouse holds a classic air of maritime magic to the many who admire them from a distance; the romantic notion of a remote and unyielding tower lighting dark, stormy seas for passing ships is one that hasn’t…

07 . 11 . 2016

Welsh Sailor in Vendee Globe Race

A sailor from Bangor in North Wales, just a stone’s throw from us here at the Oakeley Arms yesterday set sail to compete in one of the toughest sporting events in the world. Bangor born Alex Thomson aims to be the first British yachtsman to win the prestigious sailing title of the Vendee Globe round the…

03 . 11 . 2016

North Wales Remembers

November is the month of remembrance, when the western world unites to remember those who gave up their lives, and whose lives changed forever, during the conflicts of the First World War. November the 11th is officially Remembrance Day, when the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is commemorated as the…

28 . 09 . 2016

A Visit to Anglesey

Wales’ largest island is bursting with rich history, ancient culture and some of Britain’s most beautiful coastline. Join us as we discover Anglesey. There’s a certain magic about island life; one that has captivated the imaginations of main-landers for centuries. Often seen as remote, inspiring, stoic and independent, islands seem to have an air of…

13 . 09 . 2016

Roald Dahl 100th Birthday

Well kiddles, did you know that an incredibly special person was born 100 years ago today? On this day in 1916, Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff near Cardiff to Norwegian parents who had recently emigrated to Wales. Today is a celebration of the famous author’s life and works – he has sold over 200 million…

29 . 07 . 2016

National Eisteddfod of Wales 2016

If there’s one essential date in the cultural and social calendar of the people of Wales, then the National Eisteddfod of Wales is it! The National Eisteddfod is, arguably the most important of many of the eisteddfodau or “festivals” that take place up and down the country each year. An Eisteddfod is a true celebration…

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