By the sea

Portmeiron, Wales

Portmeiron, Wales

It’s hard to describe Portmeiron, but one thing’s for certain, it’s iconic. The brain-child of architect Clough Williams-Ellis, it was built over a period of 1925 through to 1976 who wanted to illustrate how a naturally beautiful location could be developed without spoiling it.

Filled with gorgeous houses, woodlands, a castle, gardens and grottos, Portmeirion also has a host of restaurants, shops (where you can buy their famed pottery amongst other things) and even a spa.

Back in the 60’s, this iconic village was used as the backdrop for cult TV series ‘The Prisoner’ which was one of the most popular shows at that time – Portmeiron’s surreal architecture lent itself well to the dystopian storyline.

This beautiful if a little strange place is well worth a visit just to wander around and admire the spectacular architecture, woodland and views, but if you’re there between late March and late October, you can take part in a walking or train tour where you’ll learn more about this unique village.

Please note that dogs aren’t permitted on site.

Feeling inspired? Take a look at our luxury cottages in Wales here.

Portmeirion Ltd, Minifordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd LL48 6ER | 01766 772 311 |

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