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“Enchanting fairytale village, with lots to see”

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, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed May 3, 2013

We had long wanted to visit but thought it was too far. In fact only a couple of hours drive from M6, and well worth the trip. We spent a whole day at it, fortunately a bright day as village looks its best then. Mixture of styles but enchanting rather than kitsch. Entry reasonably priced with a short guided tour included. In fact shops and everything else all seemed fairly priced, but not need to spend anything more beyond entry. Liked the lack of car parking charges. Hotel is refurbished and a nice stop for coffee or tea. Views across estuary are stunning. A place to walk around. Lot of Rhododendrons. Good even if you have not heard of the Prisoner, recommended.

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

We visited on our way home from a weekend on the Llyn Peninsula after realising we were close buy. Ticket entry was a very reasonable £10 per adult. This includes the tourist train ride and a guided tour if you wish. I’m just a bit young to remember The Prisoner but you can clearly see why you would want to film a TV series here. It’s beautiful, weird, fascinating and all in beautiful gardens and a stunning estuary setting.
It was cold and damp when we visited but we still enjoyed ourselves although on a nice warm day I’m sure the experience would be even better.
Great photo opportunities, places to shop and eat. All in all great value for money.

Thank BigSamsWanderer
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Portmeirion is a fairly bizarre place to visit but if you have the time, it might be worth a visit. My partner and I arrived after 3 PM and if you do this, you get in at half price and for us, we felt this gave us plenty of time to wander around and explore Portmeirion for the most part. There are some very beautiful parts of the garden and the views are also lovely. The village itself is also so unique in its archictecture due to the Italian looking influences (amongst other random cultural influences), that it is quite an interesting thing to explore as well.

Our only drawback really is that some of the buildings are looking a bit sad now, with the colours starting to fade and dirt starting to build on parts of them. We also thought the forest area was quite difficult to navigate. All paths eventually lead back to somewhere but its very easy to miss out on certain areas due to the confusing nature and lack of signposting.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Just enjoyed a day in Portmeirion village. I have wanted to visit ever since watching 'The Prisoner' all those years ago.

We had a really nice day there. The weather wasn't brilliant but we could imagine on a sunny day how good it would be to spend more time in the gardens and on the beach.

The walks were lovely. The shops were OK but we were a little disappointed not to be able to buy a DVD of the famous TV series as a souvenir. We were directed instead to Amazon because apparently Amazon can sell it more cheaply and the shop doesn't like to appear to 'rip off' customers. An admirable sentiment but some of us avoid Amazon on principle and would be unlikely anyway to make such a purchase other than from the village itself, where the purchase has some meaning - after all, the TV series was not that good!

The buildings are still very pretty and the history of its development interesting.

The area around Portmeirion offers stunning scenery.

Thank AvrilNerja
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Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful place, another world. Every corner has a new surprise. Architecture is absolutely outstanding.

Thank Martin E
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