Portmeirion Village, Portmeirion

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An "Italian" village on the coast of North Wales, Portmeirion Village is a fantasyland built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975. The village's playful architecture is painted bright colors and offset by thick, green foliage. Inside these buildings you'll find hotels, restaurants, boutiques, and everything else you'd expect from a Mediterranean holiday, including a nearby body of water. Get great views of the village from the central piazza and check out Battery Square for some laid-back souvenir shopping. Before you head to Portmeirion, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Portmeirion road trip site , to make sure you see all that Portmeirion has to offer, including Portmeirion Village.
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  • We turned up to spend the day here and were very surprised to find it was £12 per person entrance fee but we spotted that if we went for a meal at the hotel there were complementary tickets. As we wer...  more »
  • We took a detour to Portmeirion on our way up to Anglesey as it was a place that we had wanted to go to for some time. Whilst it is interesting, it did not live up to the hype for us. The buildings ar...  more »
  • On looking online & at a tourist leaflet, I was expecting a little more than I found to be honest. My thoughts are that the whole village could do with some TLC, it is very tired looking & whilst I co...  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit. Great walk through the woods & along the coast past the hotel. Lots of quirky things to see all the way around & places to explore. Food options were good & reasonable priced. Highly recommended.
  • £12 for each adult or a family of 4 £35 I thought was very steep just to wander around. Especially as you cannot enter any of the buildings except cafes and gift shops. If you have watched the prisoner series from the 60s it's good to see where it was filmed. If you haven't and you aren't into architecture I would give it a miss.
  • Lovely little picturesque village. Getting there is easy as there are clearly visible road signs, plenty of cafes and restaurants within the village, loads of colourful buildings and flora to look at and nice coastal walk to finish off. Go after 5 if you like a bit peace and quiet.
  • Such a pretty and interesting place! There's something for everyone here: pretty architecture and design, sweet little shops and cafes, a land train, sea views, woodland walks and gardens, and you can even stay in the eccentric but sweet buildings. We went on a very wet day with teenagers, but there was still plenty to keep us all busy and happy.
  • A beautiful quaint little village. There was a lot of building work going on, some areas roped off for this, and not everything was open. The £8 entrance fee seemed a little high for out of season given the above, but still had a lovely day, and in March we were even lucky enough to manage a pint outside in the sun without coats! Roll on the summer.
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