30 . 08 . 2018

Gorge Walking in Snowdonia

If you’re ready to put your walking skills to the test and push your comfort zones to the next level, then a day out gorge walking in Snowdonia could be just the thing to get your adrenalin flowing. I looked up to see a wall of white, churning water cascading down a vertical drop peppered…

27 . 08 . 2018

Awesome Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth is a bustling market town occupying a prime spot right in the middle of Wales’ beautiful western coastline. Join us as we discover the gorgeous promenade, rich history and lovely beaches. Aberystwyth, or Aber, as it’s locally known, is one of the largest towns along the craggy coastline of West Wales. This lovely seaside resort…

22 . 08 . 2018

Coasteering in Snowdonia

We get to grips with one of the latest outdoor trends and finds that there’s more to exploring the Snowdonia coastline than a walk on the beach. “We’re doing what?” “Coasteering” “What?” “Coasteering……” “What on earth is that????” Hmmmm, that’s the million dollar question! But coasteering is the latest craze to hit the Snowdonia coastline, and it…

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…