24 . 04 . 2019

How to use up leftover Easter Chocolate

So, Easter has been and gone… and so, perhaps has the Easter bunny. Did she leave a giant stash of eggs that you just can’t seem to get to the bottom of – despite best attempts at eating chocolate for breakfast, lunch and tea? Worry not, because we’ve got some brilliant ideas for you to…

22 . 04 . 2019

A Walk in Aberdyfi

Sitting prettily on the banks of the Dyfi estuary, this little seaside village grew around the ship building and fishing industry. Because of its strategic location in the centre of Wales, it has always been a popular destination. It’s thought that the Romans built a road into Aberdyfi around AD80, but it was the unstoppable…

19 . 04 . 2019

Happy Easter 2019

We’re wishing all our guests and customers a very Happy Easter 2019, from all of us at the Oakeley Arms Hotel here in Snowdonia. We hope the Easter bunny comes to visit 🙂

16 . 04 . 2019

Historic Harlech

Why not make the most of the beautiful Spring sunshine and head out to explore one of North Wales’ gems – just a short drive from us here at the Oakeley Arms. A little bit of history followed by a beautiful walk and maybe a well-deserved drink back here in the Oakeley beer garden afterwards.…

11 . 04 . 2019

Geocaching in Snowdonia

Geocaching is the latest outdoor pursuit craze to hit the UK. Find out what it’s all about and then why not try it yourself? It may not be very easy to get your tongue around, but Geocaching is the latest craze to hit the Great British Outdoors. In a nutshell, it’s a sophisticated version of…

08 . 04 . 2019

A day out in beautiful Caernarfon

Today on the blog we head to one of the Welsh coast’s most regal of towns, and finds that there’s a whole lot more to Caernarfon than just castles and crowns.  When Edward I decided that the noisy Welsh rebels of the 13th century were keeping him from world domination, he pondered on a way…

05 . 04 . 2019

Attractions on the Wales Coast Path

“What a wonderful thing: to walk the entire length of a country’s coastline, to trace it’s every nook, cranny, cliff-face, indent and estuary. How better to truly appreciate the shape – and soul – of a nation?” said the Lonely Planet guide book last year, when they rated the entire Wales Coast Path as one…

02 . 04 . 2019

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Wales

It is often said that every day can be a school day, and while I’m not so keen on the idea of soggy mash or corridor bullies, I’m always excited about a good day out and giving brain cells a workout…. There are a collection of buildings, areas and natural sites across Wales (and many more…

28 . 03 . 2019

Shipwrecks of the Welsh Coast

Wales’ heritage is tightly bound in a tapestry of maritime history, and the waters along the beautiful coast are rich with legends of wrecks, high drama at sea, long forgotten folklore and heart warming tales of rescue. The black seas pound against the boat’s wooden hulls, while herculean winds snap sharply through vast sails. The…

25 . 03 . 2019

Spooky North Wales

Hands up who believes in ghosts? And hands up who’s seen one, or more? Where’s the spookiest place you’ve been? With so much legend and history here in North Wales and Snowdonia, there’s no wonder that we’ve got our fair share of ghosts and ghoulies – in stories at least. Porhtmadog is said to have…