19 . 09 . 2018

Open Doors Free Entry 2018

This month across Wales, hundreds of heritage, culture and historic attractions are throwing open their doors to the public and offering free entry, in a bid to get the country excited about the wonderful range of history and culture that is everywhere here in wonderful Wales. The Open Doors 2018 event is organised by Cadw,…

05 . 09 . 2018

Autumn Forest Walks in Snowdonia

Autumn is one of the best times to witness nature’s magic across the regions as our finest deciduous forests turn from deep greens to riots of rich golds, oranges and reds. “That time of year thou mayst in me behold, When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang Upon those boughs which shake against…

30 . 08 . 2018

Gorge Walking in Snowdonia

If you’re ready to put your walking skills to the test and push your comfort zones to the next level, then a day out gorge walking in Snowdonia could be just the thing to get your adrenalin flowing. I looked up to see a wall of white, churning water cascading down a vertical drop peppered…

27 . 08 . 2018

Awesome Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is a bustling market town occupying a prime spot right in the middle of Wales’ beautiful western coastline. Join us as we discover the gorgeous promenade, rich history and lovely beaches. Aberystwyth, or Aber, as it’s locally known, is one of the largest towns along the craggy coastline of West Wales. This lovely seaside resort…

22 . 08 . 2018

Coasteering in Snowdonia

We get to grips with one of the latest outdoor trends and finds that there’s more to exploring the Snowdonia coastline than a walk on the beach. “We’re doing what?” “Coasteering” “What?” “Coasteering……” “What on earth is that????” Hmmmm, that’s the million dollar question! But coasteering is the latest craze to hit the Snowdonia coastline, and it…

17 . 08 . 2018

A Day in Pretty Porthmadog

Steaming Ahead in Porthmadog, North Wales Steam trains in North Wales were forever immortalised in the 1950’s by Oliver Postgate’s animated series “Ivor the Engine”, and still today, the steam trains of the Ffestiniog Railway huff and puff their way through the mountain scenery of Snowdonia. Porthmadog is a small town, in the crook of…

02 . 08 . 2018

Beautiful Beaumaris Castle

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we delved into the history of stunning Caernarfon Castle. Well we thought we’d stick to the castle crazy theme and today it’s the turn of beautiful Beaumaris Castle on the island of Anglesey – about an hour’s drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms. The year is…

30 . 07 . 2018

Caernarfon Castle

Last week on the Oakeley blog we featured a fabulous walk around the North Wales town of Caernarfon – just a short drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms. Today, let’s delve a little deeper into the history of one of Caernarfon’s most beautiful attractions – the stunning Caernarfon Castle. After the Welsh uprising…

20 . 07 . 2018

Top 10 Beaches of North Wales

The Welsh coastline has some of the finest beaches in Britain, so grab your flip flops and come along to discover the best! 1: Best for kids Criccieth, Gwynedd. The little town of Criccieth boasts two blue flag beaches. Kids will love the giant otherworldly, mossy pebbles and shallow rockpools of Marine Beach (west of…

10 . 07 . 2018

Wild Swimming in Snowdonia

So it looks like we’re having a heatwave!! Hands up who’s loving the sunshine? Well, we think it would be much better if we could spend all day every day in the Oakeley beer garden with a long cold drink!! If, like us, you could do with a coll down then what about a spot…

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