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“Fun, Whimsical place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portmeirion

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Portmeirion, Wales
Omaha, NE
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Fun, Whimsical place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

We spent several hours in Portmeirion on March 25, 2011. Our niece said she thought it was a tourist trap and we should skip this spot. We had a private tour set up with Meurig, so we felt we needed to go. We were very glad we did! My husband is an architect, I am a designer and our 20 year old daughter was along. Meurig made the trip. He told us all sorts of background and fun stories. Portmeirion is a collection of oddities. We were fortunate to see the camera obscura. If you have the opportunity to book a private tour do so!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“out of the way but well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2010

Have wanted to visit this village for years and was delighted to have made it. First thing to be aware its not free, £8 to get it, but if you are planning a trip over the winter months think the entrance is free, but please check. As I expected and had seen lots of photo's and if you are in that part of North Wales not to be missed.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A great photography stop in Wales”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Unique architecture and bright colors. The flora is beautiful, and the scenery breath-taking. The gardens contain both natural walks with large trees and flowing streams, and more formal plantings around fountains, columns, and buildings. An absolute must-see if you are in Wales, and a worthy side-trip from anywhere in the UK.

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England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Self catering cottage Portmeirion village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2007

Just back from our 7th year staying in the self catering accomodation in the village, this year we stayed in Government house.

The acomodation as always beautifully maintained, very English country cottage style, but everything you need, fridge freezer, microwave etc.

The village is surreal and gorgeous, its creator certainly proved his theory that one could develop and build without destroying natural beauty - in fact it can be enhanced.

We always have dinner on at least 1 occasion at the hotel and also its sister Castle Deadreuth, impeccable service and wonderful food served by freindly staff.

Other eateries available in the day are the Town Hall self service and the new Cafe Glas (italian stylee)

My visits to the village are my absolute requirement for an annual chill out and I would recommend it to anybody who wants to experience good old escapism in tranquil and naturally awesome surroundings.

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