Portmeirion is a tourist village located on the coast of North wales. Nestled on the edge of the picturesque region of Gwynedd the small village attracts hundreds of crowds on a daily basis. The village fashioned in in the style of an Italian village make come as shock to those who are familiar with the robust architecture of Wales.
Architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis was the man behind the design and build of the popular tourist village and throughout the years 1925 and 1975 he dedicated himself to producing a village that not only contained beautiful craftmanship and design, but one with a romantic charm as well.
The village may be familiar to some from being the location for numerous television shows and films, such as the 1960s television show The Prisoner.
My opinion to get to Portmeirion would be to travel via car or by motorcycle, this will allow you to take in the rolling hills and mountains through the Snowdonia National Park. Another route would be to get the train to Minffordd (1 miles from Portmerion) which is served by the Ffestiniog Railway and Arriva Trains Wales (Cambrian Line).
This village is must for those who are interested in architecture, romance and a little bit of fun, also the ice cream served here is very tasty. If travelling to the village bear in mind that there is a entrance charge of which is:
Children 4-15 Years £8
Under 4 £Free
No dogs allowed
Parking is free
And hours of opening is: 09:30-19:30pm
*These times are for 2016, and may change in the future