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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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed July 23, 2013

What more could anyone ask from Portmeirion??

The place is fantastic! Everything is catered for but a bit pricey. One must add that the ring in Llanfrothan ( spelling probably wrong), part of the ellis empire.

Nothing will ever beat this special spot, especially when the weather is good enough to get on the beach.


Thank bruce d d
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

From the first moment to the last I lived this place. The welcome by "David" was spectacular and a real example of how to make visitors feel welcome. The free tour guides were lovely too and very informative and entertaining. I thought the whole thing was magical obviously you are free to wander. There was a bride using the photo opportunities and sun to the best advantage. The views from every angle and every corner are just spectacular. I had lunch there on the terrace in the sun and that was very good too.

Thank Oriana100
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We spent an afternoon having a walk around Portmeirion, and I was a little disappointed. It was beautiful and reminded me of Capri in Italy and the young children in the party enjoyed the little land train that takes you through the woodland, but that's really all there is for them. The whole village needs some TLC. For what you get the admission price is very steep. One point to note is that it is half price entry after 3.30pm, or if not, vouchers for 10% off are available in the leaflet.

Thank muzzaEastYorks
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The village is stunning and truly unique, especially when the sun is shining brightly. Myself, my mother and my 80 year old grandmother, who uses a walking stick, had the tour with attraction manger Meurig on the buggy for one hour for £20. I would definitely recommend the buggy tour, not just for people with walking difficulties, as the information learnt was invaluable. Meurig was our driver: he was a true gentleman and a credit to the village and Clough Williams-Ellis. Portmeirion certainly makes us proud of our Welsh heritage. Our favourite part was the water-lily pond, chinese bridge, Japanese acers and Chinese pagoda created by Clough's daughter Susan: it was like staring at a Monet painting. There are such a wide range of unusual flowers and trees by the original castle site also. We found it interesting that Adelaide Haig, who lived in the mansion, preferred the company of dogs to human beings and would read bible sermons to them. Other highlights were the statue of St Peter and the view from the Gazebo Susan designed to mark the centenary of Clough's birth. The gift shops have a wide variety of items and their chocolates taste wonderful. We look forward to returning to such a beautiful and peaceful place for a longer stay.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

My sister and I visited Portmeirion on a scorching day. Parking was close to the entrance and there was plenty of spaces. The Village is beautiful and with the good weather we could really imagine we were in a Mediterranean village. The free tour guides were informative and friendly. So many lovely views of the buildings and the estuary that we took loads of photos. Only a couple of niggles..one, very little shade to sit in (although our weather is not usually so hot so it is understandable) and two, the prices in the Pottery Seconds shop were high. In all, a fabulous place to visit, unique,interesting and beautiful. We purchased our tickets online and saved £1.50 each.

Thank pjproperty
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