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…

13 . 01 . 2019

Celebrating Santes Dwynwen, Welsh Valentines Day

Uncover your inner romantic and join us on three stunning walks to celebrate Wales’ patron saint of lovers. A long, long, long, time ago there lived a beautiful princess; in fact she was the most beautiful princess in the whole of Wales. Princess Dwynwen was the bewitching daughter of a powerful Welsh king called Brychan…

08 . 01 . 2019

North Wales Tea Room Walk

Ok ok ok, so we know that January is about dieting and being good and not eating cake, but seriously…. it’s the most depressing month of the year so we need a bit of cake to cheer us up! And with this lovely tea room walk, starting not far from us here at the Oakeley Arms,…

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…

22 . 12 . 2018

Nadolig Llawen 2018

May we take this opportunity to wish all our lovely customers, guests and friends a very Happy Christmas and a jolly New Year. We can’t thank you all enough for your support and encouragement throughout 2018. We look forward to seeing you over the festive season. Nadolig Llawen! Happy Christmas!

20 . 12 . 2018

Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks 2018

“The Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks has been providing festive wintery walks for all to enjoy for over 25 years,” Angela Charlton, Director of Ramblers Cymru, tells us as we chat about the forthcoming walking festival. The winter walking extravaganza organised by The Ramblers is one of their most popular annual events, with guided walks…

12 . 12 . 2018

Llandudno Coastal Walk

If you’re heading to the coastal town of Llandudno this festive season, then why not try our lovely town walk – with stunning views across the North Wales coast. Where:              Llandudno Distance:          3.5 miles Difficulty:          Moderate – mostly flat but with some steep ascent; all on well defined tracks and paths. Start:…

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…

07 . 12 . 2018

Snowdonia Mountain Safety

Earlier in the week on the Oakeley blog we featured a post about exploring our beautiful mountains and hills in the autumn and winter. The beautiful landscape of Snowdonia is just as stunning during these months as it is in the middle of summer – and it’s certainly quieter! So today we’ll focus on staying…