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Portmeirion

Perhaps best known as 'The Village' in the 1960's cult British TV series The Prisoner, Portmeirion was the brainchild of eccentric architect Clough William Ellis, and his dream was to build an ideal village using a 'gay, light opera sort of approach.' The result is certainly theatrical: a stage set with a lucky dip of buildings arranged to distort perspectives and reveal tantalizing glimpses of the seascape behind.
 
Endangered structures from all over Britain and abroad were brought here and incorporated into buildings painted in pastel shades of turquoise, ochre and buff yellow. 
 
Portmeirion welcomes visitors both for the day and to stay the night, either in the Hotel Portmeirion on the shore, in the cottages that make up the village, or in Castell Deudraeth overlooking the estuary.

Portmeirion Address:
Portmeirion
Gwynedd
LL48 6ER
Wales, UK

Portmeirion Opening Times: 
Daily, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Portmeirion Admission:
Adult £7.50
Concessions £6.00
Child (4 - 16 years) £4.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £19.00
Family (2 adults and 3 children) £21.00
Family (2 adults and 4 children) £23.00
Children under 4 years Free

Always check tide times as printed on admission tickets and never venture onto estuary sands within 2 hours of the next high tide

T  +44 (0)1766 770000

F  +44 (0)1766 770300
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