Village and gardens, shops, cafes and beaches
Portmeirion is a fairy tale Italianate village on the coast of Snowdonia with gardens, beaches, shops, restaurants and hotels. Open daily all year.
Portmeirion village and gardens are near Porthmadog on a private peninsula off the Snowdonia coast. There are shops, restaurants, gardens and beaches and 70 acres of woodland walks. The village was built by Welsh architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1972. The village was used as the location for the 1960s cult television series The Prisoner.
The village has many colourful shops and restaurants including Castell Deudraeth (lunch includes free village entry), The Hotel Portmeirion (table d'hote menu and lounge menu), The Terrace Self-Service Restaurant, Cadwalader's Ice Cream Cafe and Caffi Glas pizza restaurant and Caffi'r Sgwar coffee shop. All the cottages in the village are let as suites and rooms as part of the Hotel Portmeirion.
Surrounding the village are 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens containing 5,000 species including unusual rhododendrons and camellias, Californian coast redwoods, a New Zealand 'dancing tree', and the tallest Chilean maiten tree in the UK.
The Prisoner cult television series was filmed at Portmeirion in 1967. In it Patrick McGoohan stars as a man who resigns from his top secret job and is held captive in the village, where he is known only as no. 6. To mark the 40th anniversary a boxed set of DVDs of the 17 episodes is available in the Prisoner Shop at Portmeirion. Portmeirion has eight shops: The Seconds Warehouse has a good slection of Portmeirion Pottery seconds, Y Llong has Best Quality Portmeirion Pottery and design led gifts, other shops are the Golden Dragon Bookshop, Pot Jam, Papur a Phensal, Siop Bach, Oriel y Gromen and the Prisoner Shop. Some of the smaller shops close during the Winter months.
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Winter Entry Voucher
Take advantage of Portmeirion's popular Winter Entry Voucher scheme and enjoy free midweek entry for up to 2 adults and 3 children from 5th November to 21st December 2012 and 7th January 2013 to 1st March - click here
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