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Portmeirion Village
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Private village resort and gardens on the coast of Snowdonia in Wales open all year round from 10am to 7pm for day visits with reduced entry after 3.30pm. The village has two hotels, 15 self-catering cottages, six restaurants and cafes, six shops, a spa, an information centre, an audio visual presentation and a resident artist's gallery. Free welcome tours available from the information centre near the entrance. Closed to the public for the duration of Festival No 6 (first weekend in September)and on Christmas Day.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I have visited Portmeirion many times, but my husband had never been. He celebrated a special birthday last weekend and for a birthday surprise we stayed at the Portmeirion Hotel.

We loved meandering through the village, watching water sports on the estuary and eating in the restaurant. The buildings are interesting, the atmosphere is great and there is something for everyone to enjoy. Wear comfortable walking shoes, it’s steep and cobbled in places.

Thank Sara H
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Having visited Portmeirion in the late 1960s and watching “The Prisoner” this was a nostalgic trip down memory lane for us.

The village did not disappoint although there are a lot more tourists than I remember. 95% of the village is car free but you do have to be aware if you have young children and are by the access road.

Enjoyed a short guided walk, which was interesting but could maybe have been a little longer and more informative.

We then watched the film which gives a bit of background on the architect, Sir Clough Williams Ellis including his search for a perfect location all over the world ending up a few miles from his family home!

Spectacular view from the top of the woodland so it is worth jumping on the free train or walking up to the viewpoint.

There is a lot of walking but it is possible to hire a buggy to take you around (up to 5 people £25).

The vast beach looks very enticing but take note of the tide times.

You could spend from 2 hours to a full day here - there are plenty of places to eat, have a drink, places for children to explore, and places to just sit and contemplate.

Yes, very pleased we returned, even if it took us 50 years to get back!

1  Thank MrsMichy
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit when in the area - Free guided tours and free train ride around the gardens included in entry fee - Lots of cafes etc, so no problems with refreshments

Thank Ray W
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

A must in Wales. So different and unique. A very beautiful place with some lovely little walks, a steam train and cute shops.

Thank Wilkie87
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

I have wanted to visit Portmeirion since watching the Prisoner in the 1970s.The village did not disappoint. It is a collection of mixed colourful Italian-style houses put together over many decades by the architect, Clough Williams-Ellis. We spent a whole day wondering around the village and the ajoining arboretum which has many unusual established trees which have numbered posts and we bought a trail guide to explain about each tree. There is also a little train which takes you around the arboretum if you don't fancy the climb. The lunch in the cafe was excellent.

1  Thank jttejn
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