A lake in the forest, nestled 200m above Betws-Y-Coed, Llyn Elsi is one of the walks you can embark on straight from our front door (no vehicle access required for this one and kudos for reducing your carbon footprint!) Llyn Elsi was once two lakes, however in 1914 Lord Ancaster allowed the building of the […]
With Visit Wales’ Year Of The Sea underway it brings to mind the topic that’s high on everyones agenda at the moment…………. single use plastic. #PlasticFreeSnowdonia is a campaign pioneered and launched this year by the outdoor adventure company Breese Adventures who are based here in Betws-y-Coed. The aim is to bring together local tourism businesses who […]
Love is in the air…… If you’re in Wales on 25 January, then St Dwynwen’s Day, is the date we honour our Welsh patron saint of lovers. It’s our very own version of St Valentine’s Day – we’re celebrating both days here at the Oak (being such old romantics we can’t help it…) So who was St Dwynwen we […]
Following Visit Wales’ The Year of Adventure in 2016 and the success of all those great adrenalin giving activites North Wales is becoming renowned for, 2017 is designated to be ‘The Year of Legends’ so we thought we’d write our very own favourite legend list all within a half hour of Betws-y-Coed…
enjoy…give…save…repeat! With the glorious Snowdonia Park right on our doorstep we are very aware of the draw of such a stunning environment that we are lucky enough to work and play in! The region is really showing itself off, with increasing numbers of visitors every year, which means in order to maintain the wonderous nature of the National […]
So spring has re-emerged and there are primroses, catkins, buds and greenery shooting up everywhere…………. we love it 🙂 To give you a taste of what Betws-y-Coed has to offer this month take a short or long walk right from the heart of the village and discover new worlds bursting into life!
Last month the Royal Oak were met with a classroom of youngsters from the local primary school in Betws-y-Coed. The children came to learn about the typical running processes in the restaurant and the different bars.
Discover Snowdonia is launching a taster day on Monday May 27th on Cae Llan from 10am-5pm The event showcases some of the most incredible outdoor activities you can try out whilst you’re visiting Betws-y-Coed. From abseiling and cave exploration to kayaking and zip-lining, some of the mini taster experiences will be available for all to […]
The end of October is nearly upon us but what an amazing landscape we have at the moment – just had to share this image with you all – it was taken just up the road on the A5 and were so lucky to be witness to natures forever changing spectacle here in the heart […]