26 . 11 . 2012

National Tree Week

It’s Tree-mendous Here at the Oakeley Arms Hotel, we’re surrounded by them and we love ’em. Some of them are really, really, really old, ancient in fact, and some are a little younger. Some are tall and strong, and some are short and squat. Noooooo silly, we’re not talking about our regulars! We’re talking about TREES! And…

19 . 11 . 2012

Museum for Hedd Wyn

A National Treasure One of Snowdonia’s most famous literary figures, Hedd Wyn, became a hero when he was killed during the First World War. Ellis Humprhey Evans, or Hedd Wyn, his pen name as he was better known, was born in Trawsfynydd; just a stone’s throw from us here at the Oakeley Arms Hotel. Last week saw the…

15 . 11 . 2012

Red Kites of Mid Wales

Kite Flight The red kite is one of Wales’ most majestic birds. These beautiful birds of prey are elegant and graceful as they swoop and soar above the mountains, ever watchful for the next catch. The fact that Red Kites were once on the verge of extinction in Wales, only adds to their mystical air. We…

13 . 11 . 2012

National Kindness Day

Got to be kind…. Did you know that today is National Kindness Day? No, we didn’t here at the Oakeley Arms either, but we’re fast thinking up some good deeds we can do for the day. National Kindness Day comes from the World Kindness Movement (WKM) which was started in 1996 in Japan. The idea…

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…

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