"Portmeirion" Wales Things to Do Tip by fishandchips

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Portmeirion is mainly an Italian styled village built by the architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. It operates as a luxury hotel but gets many of its visitors due to local pottery and an old british TV programme The Prisoner (which Portmeirion became famous for). The rooms are still numbered as in the TV show with room number 6 (Patrick McGoohan's 'Number' in the programme) also a shop with The Prisoner memorabilia.

Portmeirion is near Porthmadog with a toll (it was 5p last time here but more like a local fundraising exercise) road and is located on its own private peninsula overlooking Cardigan Bay.

Interesting to note is the massive tidal flow here. At the bottom of Portmeirion you can walk onto the the Estuary. If you do please take note of the warnings as, when the tide comes in, it happens very very fast.

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2007
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