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“Well worth a visit”

Portmeirion Village
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We went here on a gorgeous day, and thoroughly enjoyed it. For those that don't know Portmeirion Village was built by Clough Williams-Ellis who wanted to prove that development could be a positive thing, that beautiful buildings could be built that complimented the landscape.
We went here by train (get off at Minfordd) and walked into the village, as the roads are narrow there is a one way system. The walk was a bit long, but this only made the first glimpse of the village even more worthwhile. However on the way back we took a much shorter route, so if your walking and want a shorter route, go straight past Castell Penrhyndaedraeth and follow the road.

Thank Frost16
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

A quirky "village" with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore. We spent a pleasant 3 hours ambling around and thoroughly enjoyed it. I expected it to be a bit of a problem getting around the village if you are unsteady on your feet, but it wasn't. Yes, there are a lot of steps but none that are too difficult to climb if you take your time. There are buggies with a driver/guide available for anyone who can't manage to walk around. The gardens are lovely with a large variety of plants. It's well worth a visit if you are in the area. The entrance fee of £10 does seem a bit steep, but, the cost of the upkeep of the village can't be cheap so it is understandable.

Thank nanni22
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Something unique, beautiful sea views. An original idea.

Beautiful gardens, well maintained

A lot of steps but land train available.

Thank 1934185Kentcouple
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Okay - so it does cost £10 (£8.50 if booked in advance online) for an adult, dogs aren't allowed and it isn't that big.

But it is a beautiful and peaceful setting. Village was built mainly in the 1960's and 1970's though many features from historic buildings have been recycled here which adds to the arcitectural interest. I am a fan of The Prisoner and that was part of my motivation to visit.

There are frequent 20 minute tours, a dvd playing some information about the motivation for building the village and also a short landtrain ride in the woods (though I think you would enjoy walking it more).

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and also had a full body hot stones massage at the Spa in the village.

The food and drinks available are not badly priced and the Lemon cake I had in Battery Square was particularly moist and tasty.

Thank Wendy M
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Spent day on my daughters birthday last Friday. Party of 10 ranging from 15months to 86 years, with two other children aged 10 and 4. Helped that the weather was stunning, but we all enjoyed the setting, the ambience and the variety of things to do for all ages. The two older children enjoyed playing on the beach and the lovely gardens and going on the woodland train. Only difficulty was getting the wheelchair up and down the hills, luckily I had plenty of help, because the going was very tough. Also trying to find way into the lovely garden which didn't involve cobblestones and steps was a challenge but we made it. Gift shops had quality gifts and lovely pottery, and prints. Book on-line for a discount.

Thank BooknutTamworth
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