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"Portmerion Village was built..." Gwynedd Off The Beaten Path Tip by steventilly

Gwynedd Off The Beaten Path: 32 reviews and 38 photos


Portmerion Village was built by Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975. It's basically an Italianate village built amongst landscaped gardens on a peninsula by the sea. It was intended to show that modern design does not need to defile the landscape, something many other planners have still to grasp.

The village sprung to prominence when it was used as the setting for the drama series 'The Prisoner' during the seventies.

The village has a hotel offering acommodation both within the hotel and also within various of the 'cottages' within the village. In addition there are also self-catering cottages within the village.

There is a small beach area and many green garden areas, and the whole place is idyllic and romantic. Needless to say it is not cheap to stay here, nor is it ideally suited for touring the rest of North Wales. But lovely, and quite unique it certainly is. And if you were a fan of 'The Prisoner'...

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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