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When we arrived at Portmeirion we had an hour to walk on the sandbar before it was too dangerous to do so (they recommend that you leave the sandbar three hours before high tide to avoid the quick sand). So, we walked around out on the sandbar for a while, then walked around in the gardens for a while. We found the playground and a couple of ponds. My son made some friends on the playground.
After that we decided we weren't hungry enough for lunch and had an ice cream instead. We watched the Portmeirion video (not really worth the time if you had the book, IMHO), did some shopping and sat in the garden.
The short history of Portmeirion - Clough Williams-Ellis on a peninsula off the coast of Snowdonia to show how 'the development of a naturally beautiful site need not lead to its defilement'. It is owned by a Registered Charity called The Second Portmeirion Foundation and managed by Portmeirion Limited. The BBC did an 80th anniversary show in 2006.
There is a pottery which was taken over and renamed the Portmeirion Pottery by Susan Williams-Ellis and husband Euan Cooper-Willis in 1960. Patrick McGoohan's television series The Prisoner was filmed on location at Portmeirion in 1966-67.
Portmeirion is open 365 days a year from 9.30am to 5.30pm. The village shops are open from 10.00am to 5.30pm and the Town Hall self-service restaurant is open from 10.00am to 5.00pm.
Castell Deudraeth Bar & Grill is open from 11.00am to 11.00pm every day.
The Hotel Portmeirion Dining Room is open for lunch and dinner daily except Monday lunchtime. The dining room is often booked for wedding functions on Saturdays.
Charges 2006 - 2007 are as follows:
Children under 4 free of charge
No dogs allowed (guide dogs excepted)
Always check tide times as printed on addmission tickets and never venture onto estuary sands within 2 hours of next high tide.
Address: Portmeirion, Gwynedd LL48 6ET Wales
Directions: Signposted off the A487 at Minffordd between Penrhyndeudraeth and Porthmadog.
Phone: +44 (0)1766 770000
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