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…

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…

13 . 08 . 2018

Coed Y Brenin Forest Walk

One of our favourite forests close to the Oakeley Arms is the mighty Coed-y-Brenin near Dolgellau (just a 15 minute drive from the Oakeley Arms). Literally meaning the King’s Forest (it was once known as Vaughan Forest, but it was renamed to celebrate King George V’s silver jubilee in 1935), it is one of the area’s largest, and most celebrated…

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…

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…

25 . 07 . 2018

Caernarfon Walk

Explore an ancient castle, a steam railway, a Roman fort and a historic town; something for all the family! On the very northern edge of mainland Wales (just half an hour’s drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms) is the historic town of Caernarfon, which is just brilliant for a family day out. There’s…

23 . 07 . 2018

Beautiful Welsh Harbours

Whether small or large, natural or man-made, modern or historical, the harbours that are dotted along the beautiful Welsh coastline each have a unique history and a fascinating story to tell. A history that is bound to the rhythm of the tides, and tied up with the lives of people who have lived near them…

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…

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…

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