Port Meirion near Blaenau Ffestiniog

Portmeirion is a popular tourist village that is located in North Wales. It was originally designed in the style of an Italian village, which makes it extremely unique as a village in the area. This is partly responsible for its boom in visitors, as well as its fantastic location on the North East coast of Wales.

The Designer

The town was designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, who designed with the intention of having the village pay tribute to the atmosphere of the Mediterranean. He designed and built the town between 1925 and 1975, whereby he incorporated fragments of demolished buildings and a number of works by other great architects.

Portmeirion is a beautiful family attraction that should be a destination or day out spot for any holidaymaker within the area. Situated just a few minutes from Penrhyndeudraeth and Porthmadog in North West Wales, the village is in an idyllic location in regards to allowing visitors to easily explore the surrounding areas as well as the exceptional Portmeirion itself.

TV Series
The village played backdrop to cult 60s TV series “The Prisoner”, whereby the Italianate village proved to be the perfect location, showcasing its beauty and attractive atmosphere.

An Inspiration

The area has been known to endear and inspire many writers, musicians and architects, whereby its fanciful charm helps set an incredible vibe ‘like no other’ once you get the chance relax within the area.

The Area

The area boasts a range of fantastic restaurants, cafes, hotels and self catering accommodation such as the Oakeley Arms Self Catering Blaenau Ffestiniog. The combination of natural beauty, coastline, surrounding areas and facilities makes Portmeirion the perfect day or trip out whilst you are visiting the area. The village really is a gem along the coastline and should most definitely be on everyones “to visit” list.


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