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Portmeirion Village

    
A miniature Italianate fantasy village in North Wales

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Address : For Sat Nav use LL48 6ET, Gwynedd, United Kingdom     Google maps

Portmeirion Village is a miniature Italianate fantasy village located on a sprawling estate on the coast of Wales. It is a creation of Sir Clough Williams-Ellis who purchased the property in 1925 as a "neglected wilderness". Williams-Ellis spent most of his life designing and building the tiny elaborate Italian-influenced village of his own creation. The style of buildings range from Arts & Crafts to Classical to Baroque, painted in pastel hues, surrounding a reflecting pond and central lawn.

Portmeirion Village was made world famous when it was used as the setting for the wonderful 1960s British TV cult classic "The Prisoner" and hosts a Prisoner weekend every year. Visitors can visit for a day trip or stay in various village buildings overnight. The village has beautiful quirky surroundings, wonderful walks, breath taking views, cute little craft shops, restaurants/ cafe's.

Wikipedia has also pretty good description of the village.


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Finding the location is enough but if you visit the village, please tell us something about it. There is an entrance fee to Portmeirion village but you can catch a glimpse of the of the village at the gate. It's, however, highly recommended to visit the village.

Published :  03/04/2015 (d/m/y) 10:27

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