22 . 01 . 2019

Dogs Days in Snowdonia

Our canine companions love nothing more than a bracing winter walk and a good day out, and with lots of doggy-friendly hotspots along the Welsh coast there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind. 1: Nefyn Beach, Llŷn Peninsula, Gwynedd Set into the wild coastline of the Llŷn Peninsula are some of Wales’ finest beaches, which…

18 . 01 . 2019

Welsh Coast Heritage Railways

All aboard for a trip along one of the Welsh coast’s lovely vintage railways; you’ll be spoilt for choice. “Not very long ago” goes the story of Ivor the Engine, “in the top left-hand corner of Wales, there was a railway. It wasn’t a very long railway or a very important railway, but it was…

16 . 01 . 2019

Visit Penrhyn Castle, North Wales

The dominating grey walls of Penrhyn Castle occupy one of the finest positions on the North Wales coastline. It overlooks the turbulent Menai Straits to the north, and the majestic mountains of Snowdonia to the south, and the stunning sea views stretch far and wide to Anglesey and along the coast. But, all is not…

05 . 01 . 2019

Discover the Castles of Wales

As we mentioned earlier in the week, 2019 is the Year of Discovery here in Wales, so we’ll be exploring many different ways that you can discover new and exciting things about our wonderful country – whether you already live here, are a seasoned visitor or have never been before! Today, we discover some of…

03 . 01 . 2019

2019 Year of Discovery

2019 is the Visit Wales Year of Discovery……. What makes Wales unique? What are the incredible things about Wales that aren’t found anywhere else in the world? We certainly think Wales is worth celebrating, so here’s a collection of things that we think make Wales special.  that show just how awesome our country really is. What will you…

10 . 12 . 2018

North Wales Christmas Markets 2018

This December cities and towns all along the Welsh coast will be celebrating Christmas with a festive market. Why not explore one to find some unique presents and Christmas treats? There’s not a lot that will inspire a festive feeling more than a fabulous Christmas Market, and there are dozens taking place up and down…

29 . 11 . 2018

North Wales Santa Trains 2018

Santa Trains are now as much a part of Christmas as mince pies and twinkly tinsel and they are well-loved by children and parents, as an already exciting adventure on a real train becomes bound with special Christmas childhood memories. Despite today’s fast paced world of computer games and 3D films, the old-fashioned combination of…

24 . 10 . 2018

Waterfalls of Snowdonia

Earlier this week on the Oakeley blog we delved into the watery world of some of Wales’ most beautiful waterfalls. And today we’re taking a closer look at some of the magnificent waterfalls of Snowdonia, and wow, are there plenty to choose from! Wales is a mountainous country with a wet climate and so is home…

21 . 10 . 2018

Autumn Foraging in Wales

Foraging for food is a trend that’s on the increase across the country, and there are plenty of fantastic foraging spots here in Wales…… If you’re feeling uninspired by the contents of your kitchen cupboards or the packaged groceries on offer at the supermarket, then you’re not alone. Foraging for food is one of the…

14 . 10 . 2018

Bara Brith Championships

Who doesn’t like a slice of rich and fruity Bara Brith with their afternoon cup of tea? It’s the delicious and traditional Welsh fruit cake that has fans all over the world. And if you’re a Bara Brith fan and have your own secret recipe, here’s your chance to showcase it to the world and…

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