12 . 10 . 2018

National Album Day 2018

This weekend we’re joining in with the rest of the country as we celebrate something special – the great music album. Who doesn’t remember leafing through vinyls or CDs as a teenager in the local record shop, looking for albums from your favourite band or waiting patiently for a new release. However, the way that…

05 . 10 . 2018

Wet Weather Walking

Don’t let rain stop you exploring the great outdoors here in Snowdonia. If you wait for a dry day in the Autumn and Winter you may be waiting a while! Here’s our handy guide to choosing a brilliant waterproof coat and clothing to help keep you dry in all of our glorious Welsh weather, and…

03 . 10 . 2018

The Wettest Place in Wales

Rain, rain and more rain. After a glorious summer full of sunshine and heat waves, it’s inevitable really that the autumn and winter months here in Wales bring a little more than their fair share of the wet stuff. Wales is synonymous with rainy weather, and it’s not difficult to see why. It does seem…

20 . 09 . 2018

Wales’ Stunning Estuaries

All along the 800 miles of beautiful Welsh coastline are wide creeks, craggy nooks and open bays where some of Wales’ hundreds of lively rivers flow gracefully into the open sea. The estuaries of Wales are among some of the most stunning in the Britain, and range from huge and far reaching expanses of coastline…

19 . 08 . 2018

Fashionable Flowers

You only have to notice the beautiful hanging baskets outside the Oakeley Arms, with their colourful blooms and beautiful flowers, to know that we love all things floral here. We really think that gorgeous flowers are a great way to add vibrancy and colour anywhere. And why should your outfit be any different? Seeing as…

10 . 08 . 2018

Rolls Royce at the Oakeley Arms Hotel

If you think of a luxury car brand then no doubt that the beautiful Rolls-Royce engines will be one of the first things to pop into your head. These iconic cars have been gracing our roads since 1904 – and they’ve even been here to visit us at the Oakeley Arms…. join us as we…

16 . 07 . 2018

Tropical Summer Flowers

You may have guessed it already but here at the Oakeley Arms we’re a bit mad about the blooms…. blooms of flowers that is! We absolutely adore seeing them brighten up the outside of the building in our signature hanging baskets, and anywhere we can get some fresh flowers in then we will! They really…

02 . 07 . 2018

Pretty Peonies

With its soft and delicate petals, large and full shape and pretty pastel colours, it’s no wonder that the peony is one of the world’s most celebrated flowers. Native to Asia, these beautiful flowers stem from the same family as the humble buttercup. The peony is named after Paeon, who was a student of Asclepius,…

25 . 06 . 2018

Barefoot Walking in Snowdonia

The barefoot movement is the latest outdoor trend to hit Snowdonia. Along Snowdonia and the Welsh coast are miles of glorious footpaths, just waiting to be explored. They lead across sandy beaches, smooth pebbles, rough gravel, silky grass, soft heather, spiky gorse and muddy paths. But most of these terrains are trodden over by boots,…

13 . 06 . 2018

The Power of Flowers

Here at the Oakeley Arms this week we are totally head over heels in love with flowers. This beautiful spring weather that we’ve been blessed with for weeks now has done wonders for our gorgeous flowers – both cultivated ones and the wild ones that surround us. We love having as many different blooms around…

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