04 . 05 . 2012

30 years of the Ffestiniog Railway

A Rail Celebration Well, doesn’t time fly?! A whopping 30 years of the Ffestiniog Railway! You read right – it was in May 1982 that the newly renovated Ffestiniog Railway proudly opened it’s carriages again and the whole route between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog Harbour resumed as it once had done a hundred years previously. The restoration…

30 . 04 . 2012

Wales Coast Path

These boots are made for walking….. Fancy a walk this weekend? Well why not try the brand new Wales Coast Path? On May 5th, the Wales Coast Path will be officially opened, making Wales the first country in the world to have a walking route that follows every inch of its coastline. It’ll be possible…

23 . 04 . 2012

Portmeirion Village Stamp

Pretty as a Picture For our guests and customers that have been to Portmeirion, it’ll be no surprise that this beautiful and bizarre village will feature on a Royal Mail Stamp Collection. The Stamp Collection will celebrate British Heritage and Culture, and features 26 unique location across the UK – each letter of the alphabet representing…

19 . 04 . 2012

Egg-tastic!

And the winner is…… After a brilliant day at the Oakeley Arms on Easter Sunday, we are delighted to announce that the winner of the giant chocolate egg raffle is…..Mr Med Price!  And here’s a picture of us (reluctantly) handing it over    but what a star, he did bring some back in for us all…

16 . 04 . 2012

Barmouth’s Titanic Plaque

Fit for a Hero Who would have thought that the little town of Barmouth would be linked with one of the most famous maritime stories in history? Well, on Sunday 15th April, the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, a plaque was unveiled on Barmouth’s quayside. The simple plaque commemorates Harold Lowe, one of the Titanic’s most heroic officers.…

10 . 04 . 2012

Dolgellau New Bridge

Like a Bridge…. If you’ve been out walking this weekend, you might have noticed that there’s a lovely new bridge in Dolgellau. The £450,000 project was given the go-ahead last winter and was completed just in time for the Easter weekend. The new foot bridge replaces the old one, which crossed the Afon Wnion in the town…

04 . 04 . 2012

Easter Fun

Easter Egg-stravaganza! Easter is very nearly here, that chocolate is so so close! If you’re looking for a way to entertain the whole family over the weekend, don’t forget about the Oakeley Easter Fun day – lots of local, Easter fun in Maentwrog, Gwynedd.  There’ll be a fabulous Easter Egg hunt, as well as stalls, our very own…

02 . 04 . 2012

Grand National 2012

Ready, Steady, GO There’s a few fun things happening in the next few weeks – bank holidays, Easter-egg hunts, Easter egg eating, more bank holidays and of course let’s not forget the good old Grand National 2012! The Grand National is the nation’s favourite horse racing event, and is arguably the world’s most famous steeplechase races; it’s…

28 . 03 . 2012

Wonderful Weather in Porthmadog

Sunshine Sunshine Are you feeling hot, hot, hot?! Wow, what have we done to deserve this glorious spell of weather? We’ve no idea, but we’re not arguing and we’ve got all fingers crossed that it lasts! The weekend saw temperatures sore into the twenties; amazing figures considering it’s not even April yet. And our very own…

26 . 03 . 2012

Easter Bunnies

Easter Egg-Tastic Because the Easter holidays are getting sniffingly close, we thought it was about time to delve head first into a blog post about one of our favourite topics – CHOCOLATE! Easter is the one of the chocolatiest times of year, but where did it all begin? What’s the history of Easter eggs, why do we give…

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