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Welsh Legends of Stage and Screen

Posted On: Thu 17 Aug 2017 Posted In: Misc Posted By:

2017 is the Visit Wales Year of Legends, and so far on the Oakeley blog we have discovered some of the legends of Wales - from the tale of the mighty dragon to the tale of King Arthur, right here in Snowdonia. Today, we thought we'd explore some legends of a different kind. These legends have helped to make Wales the wonderful and proud nation that it is today. These legends have put Wales on the international map, and helped to make the world understand what a wonderful place Wales is. These are the Welsh legends of stage and screen..... see how many you recognise....... Keith Allen - ... read the full story

Wales Air Ambulance

Posted On: Mon 14 Aug 2017 Posted In: Local News Posted By:

Here in Britain, we are incredibly lucky to know that in an emergency, help is never far away. We dial one simple number and help will quickly arrive, whatever it is we need - the police, fire service or the ambulance. And here in Snowdonia, where access to emergencies is often limited because of remote locations or tricky access roads, there is a "fourth" emergency service that provides a crucial and often lifesaving service to residents and visitors of Snowdonia. The Wales Air Ambulance has been serving Wales since it was first launched in 2001 in Swansea. Since then it has expanded the se ... read the full story

Llyn Mair Walk, Oakeley Arms Hotel

Posted On: Sat 12 Aug 2017 Posted In: Walks Posted By:

This walk is such an old one (we first published it in September 2011) but it has been so popular that we thought it is well-worth re-visiting. And you never know, we might even get some sunny weather to go and explore this beautiful little corner of Wales. You could combine it with a trip on the Ffestiniog Railway or enjoy a refreshing drink and a well-deserved meal back at the hotel when you've finished! It's a fabulous Llyn Mair Walk, straight from the Oakeley Arms Hotel. Leave the hotel and turn right, heading up the hill. Follow this (sorry it's steep!) as it eventually reaches t ... read the full story

Historic Shipwrecks of Snowdonia

Posted On: Fri 04 Aug 2017 Posted In: Uncategorized Posted By:

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 storm is ferocious, and the captain begins to doubt the strength of his ship to guide them through tempestuous seas. The mountainous metal anchor is no match for the pull of the ocean, and the hapless vessel is dragged impulsively onto coastal rocks and into s ... read the full story