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“A True Italian Village in Wales”

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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Bucharest
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238 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“A True Italian Village in Wales”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

It's an experimetn of an architect which build this for over 50 years. It's a corner of Italy in UK. The site and the views are breathtaking. You must go there in order to sense the true experience of thi litle village.

Visited April 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Lymm, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Prisoner enthusiasts must see”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you were an avid 'The Prisoner' fan, then you must visit at least once in your life. Evokes so many memories and beautiful architecture abounds within. A special place with good choice of eateries and top quality accomodation if you decide to stay over. Some really nice seaside walks as well, in the woodlands on the hillside. Good day out for couples or families. I definitely recommend

Visited October 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Quirky”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I hadn't visited in over 20 years and other than the development of Castell Deudraeth, it hadn't changed a bit! My last visit was on a hot summer’s day, and it was lovely to walk along the coastal path, eat ice cream, etc. This time it was April and the wind was biting. There isn't a great deal to do when you are in the village. There are some gift shops, which are nice to browse around and if you like the Portmeirion pottery, there are bargains to be had. I think the entrance fee to the village is on the steep side at £10 per adult/£6 per child- I believe you can book on line and it is slightly cheaper. We had lunch at the castle, which entitled us to a free entry voucher - highly recommended. We were in the village for about an hour, and to be honest that was plenty of time, to walk round and browse the shops. It is a curious place, worth a visit, but I think a bit expensive for what there is to see and do.

Visited April 2013
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Canterbury
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“absolutely bonkers”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Portmeirion is its own special kind of crazy. Amazing buildings, outrageous col ours and wonderful nooks and crannies. All set in stunning countryside-the snow on the surrounding mountains made the view just perfect. Even if you aren't a Prisoner fan there is plenty to see, and if you are there is the added fun of spotting all the familiar places. Great day out.

Visited April 2013
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Crickhowell
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70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Eccentric but interesting”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

The mix of buildings and how they are built to form a village even though they are in contrasting styles. The colours of the buildings. The woods and coast nearby make an excellent setting for the village.

Visited April 2013
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