08 . 11 . 2012

Snowdon Railway

Classy Carriage! This week has been an exciting one for the Snowdon Mountain Railway – one of the area’s most popular attractions, and just a short hop from the Oakeley Arms Hotel. The railway has taken delivery of some shiny new railway carriages – the first new carriages in almost 100 years! The Snowdon Mountain Railway or Rheilffordd yr Wyddfa has…

06 . 11 . 2012

Self Catering Special Offer

Winter offer at the Oakeley Arms Cottages Our fabulous holiday cottages here at the Oakeley Arms in Snowdonia are perfect for a last minute winter break, and right now, we’ve got a special offer on all bookings of the three bedroom cottage between now and December 17th 2012. You can book the cottage for 7 nights…

05 . 11 . 2012

Winter Walking

Stay Warm, Stay Safe So, winter is definitely here in Snowdonia. It’s suddenly come upon us like a blizzard from nowhere. Although it’s brrrrrr cold, we’re not complaining because the view here from the Oakeley Arms Hotel across the hills and mountains is a beautiful winter wonderland. It got us to thinking about a spot of…

02 . 11 . 2012

Bonfire Night

A Penny for the ‘guy “Remember, Remember, the 5th of November” so the saying goes, but as we are fast approaching another fiery celebration of Guy Fawkes, we got to thinking here at the Oakeley Arms about where it all began….. Of course, you know it all began when Mr Fawkes tried (and failed miserably)…

29 . 10 . 2012

Snowdonia Marathon

Run, Run, Run! Last weekend was a pretty tiring one for us here at the Oakeley Arms. It was the 30th Snowdonia Marathon on Saturday (27th October), and just watching those runners run by was enough to make us gasp for breath and reach for the bar. 2012 was a record year for the event, which was…

25 . 10 . 2012

Happy Halloween!

Hubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble…… It’s that time of year again. Time to dig out the scary mask from the box in the attic (it’s a shame trick-or-treaters don’t call first thing in the morning, there may be less call for a goulish mask then….), don a spooky cape and terrify the neighbourhood; well, at least make them…

22 . 10 . 2012

See Ya Ceefax

Celebrate Ceefax Who among the regular Oakeley Arms blog readers is old enough to remember when British television was ruled by a squeaky gofer in a broom cupboard, Les Dawson chortling through the blanks and Frank Spencer screeching about “Betteeeyyyyy” every thirty eight seconds? If you can remember all that, then chances are you’ll remember the time when a good…

19 . 10 . 2012

Happy Birthday Jimmy!

Dr No You don’t look a day over, well 50…… is that really what we’d say if we happened to bump into Bond, James Bond, over the weekend? Ummmm no, probably not! Although the chances of him wandering into the Oakeley Arms on Saturday night are pretty slim. Not impossible tho; you never know! October 2012…

17 . 10 . 2012

Black Rock Beach

Totally Beachy Here at the Oakeley Arms, we think we’re pretty privileged to live in the stunning Snowdonia National Park. And while the rugged mountain ranges of the park are very famous, these jagged peaks sweep down to meet miles and miles of unspoilt and beautiful coastline. The Oakeley Arms is just a stone’s throw from several…

16 . 10 . 2012

Tarzan-Tastic!

King of the Jungle…. Did you know, that this month is the 100th anniversary of the first publication of the iconic story Tarzan of the Apes? This all-time favourite character was first created by American author Edgar Rice Burrows, and Tarzan’s capers were first serialised in a magazine in October 2012. The series proved so popular…

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