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“Brilliant”

Portmeirion Village
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Private village resort and gardens on the coast of Snowdonia in Wales open all year round from 10am to 7pm for day visits with reduced entry after 3.30pm. The village has two hotels, 15 self-catering cottages, six restaurants and cafes, six shops, a spa, an information centre, an audio visual presentation and a resident artist's gallery. Free welcome tours available from the information centre near the entrance. Closed to the public for the duration of Festival No 6 (first weekend in September)and on Christmas Day.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Rogiet, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had wanted to see this village for a long time, and we weren't disappointed. The whole village was absolutely lovely. You have the opportunity to walk (or take a guided tour) through the village and take further walks along the beach or through the woodlands. Plenty of places to eat which were priced very resonably.

My only shock or mild complaint was that you had to pay an entry fee £10 per adult which I thought was a bit cheeky, however, this is a privately owned area so I can see why.

There are breathtaking views across the estury and along the coastline and the buildings are very pretty and brightly coloured.

Visited March 2013
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solihull
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856 reviews
257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
“Now looking tired”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Visited the Portmeirion Village again with my wife and son(13) whilst holidaying in north Wales and think it is now looking and feeling a bit tired or perhaps we have lost the sparkle from it over the years.

We still enjoyed walking through the village and along the beach and coast as it was a beautiful sunny day but am not so sure so enjoyable if it was cloudy or especially raining.

I think £10 is rather expensive to pay if you turn up at the gate and have not bought online so I would suggest as we have done and had two course lunch first at Castell Deudrath (just before entrance gate) which was good food and then you have free entrance to the village.

Visited February 2013
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Quirky fun”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Everybody knows what The Village looks like thanks to The Prisoner and it does not disappoint. Colourful buildings form around the square and cascade down the steep hill to the sea with a maze of paths strung between them.

Visited February 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Pretty & interesting”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We liked the village as it is something completely different! Set in pretty grounds overlooking the Bay it has a Gaudiesque feel to it and there are some unusual buildings and monuments to look at. The gift shop is stocked well with lovely china and nicknaks.

We both felt the village looked a little tired and was in need of freshening up, but after such a wet winter of course we did not see it at it's best. It was an interesting visit and we followed the Guide around for a bit, who was extremely informative and explained where certain items and artifacts have come from over the years. Apparantly Jools Holland visits Portmeirion regularly and the place where he stays was pointed out to us.

Visited February 2013
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Mid Wales
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful scenery, unique place”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

The scenery is spectacular, and the buildings interesting and colourful..A lovely day out for all the family. There are alot of cobbled streets so high heels may be difficult to wlk in but there are alternative paths that you can take but takes a little longer.

Visited February 2013
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