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…

13 . 07 . 2018

Criccieth Sunset Walk

This stunning walk along the Welsh Coast Path in Criccieth is a short drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms. It’s well worth exploring the town too, and if you time it right then the sunset over the west coastline of Wales is to die for! Happy walking 🙂 Where:              Criccieth, Gwynedd. Distance:         …

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…

04 . 07 . 2018

Porthdinllaen Walk

Hands up who’s been to the beach in this absolutely stunning weather?! Isn’t it amazing? And who can resist a beach walk – especially one with a pub half way round! Why not try this lovely walk and make the most of the Great British Summer! And it’s not too long either so it’s a…