11 . 07 . 2019

Rivers of Snowdonia

The stunning area of Snowdonia boasts many natural features, but one of the most notable is the miles and miles of beautiful rivers that run through it. Afon is the Welsh word for river. From small streams trickling down hillsides to powerful watercourses that over centuries have gouged out valleys and tunnelled through rock. From…

19 . 06 . 2019

Best North Wales Ice Cream

Summer days are just made for ice-creams, so check out the best places in North Wales to indulge in the perfect treat! 1: Cadwaladers Ice Cream, Criccieth Although the Cadwaladers chain of ice cream shops now has branches across Wales and northern England, the famous name now synonymous with some of the best Welsh ice cream…

17 . 06 . 2019

Discover Amazing 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 mainlanders for centuries. Often seen as remote, inspiring, stoic and independent, islands seem to have an air of…

12 . 06 . 2019

North Wales Arts Festivals

For a festival with a difference this summer, sign up for some of the fascinating events and programmes on offer at some of the country’s best arts festivals. If the thought of a festival conjures up images of muddy fields, loud music and raucous teenagers then it’s time to think again…..This summer our beautiful North Wales region…

26 . 05 . 2019

Llandudno Queen of Resorts in North Wales

If you’re staying with us at the Oakeley Arms this summer and are looking for inspiration for days out and things to do, then spending the day in Llandudno – the coastal town that was once dubbed the “Queen of North Wales Resorts” will be a big hit with all the family. Here’s the lowdown…..…

09 . 05 . 2019

A Day Out at Zip World

North Wales has been recently dubbed the “zip-line capital of Europe” – all thanks to an incredible attraction set in the heart of historical industrial North Wales. But this is not just any old zip-line……This is not some adventure playground affair where you hold onto an old tractor tyre for dear life, getting cramps in your…

11 . 04 . 2019

Geocaching in Snowdonia

Geocaching is the latest outdoor pursuit craze to hit the UK. Find out what it’s all about and then why not try it yourself? It may not be very easy to get your tongue around, but Geocaching is the latest craze to hit the Great British Outdoors. In a nutshell, it’s a sophisticated version of…

08 . 04 . 2019

A day out in beautiful Caernarfon

Today on the blog we head to one of the Welsh coast’s most regal of towns, and finds that there’s a whole lot more to Caernarfon than just castles and crowns.  When Edward I decided that the noisy Welsh rebels of the 13th century were keeping him from world domination, he pondered on a way…

05 . 04 . 2019

Attractions on the Wales Coast Path

“What a wonderful thing: to walk the entire length of a country’s coastline, to trace it’s every nook, cranny, cliff-face, indent and estuary. How better to truly appreciate the shape – and soul – of a nation?” said the Lonely Planet guide book last year, when they rated the entire Wales Coast Path as one…

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…

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