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Portmeirion Village and Gardens


Portmeirion is a fairy tale Italianate village on the coast of Snowdonia with gardens, beaches, shops, restaurants and hotels. Open daily all year.

Portmeirion from across the estuary

Portmeirion village and gardens are near Porthmadog on a private peninsula off the Snowdonia coast. There are shops, restaurants, gardens and beaches and 70 acres of woodland walks. The village was built by Welsh architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1972. The village was used as the location for the 1960s cult television series The Prisoner.

Patrick McGoohan

The village has many colourful shops and restaurants including Castell Deudraeth (lunch includes free village entry), The Hotel Portmeirion (table d'hote menu), The Terrace Self-Service Restaurant, Cadwalader's Ice Cream Cafe and Caffi Glas pizza restaurant. All the cottages in the village are let as suites and rooms as part of the Hotel Portmeirion.

Castell Deudraeth at Portmeirion

Surrounding the village are 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens containing 5,000 species including unusual rhododendrons and camellias, Californian coast redwoods, a New Zealand 'dancing tree', and the tallest Chilean maiten tree in the UK.

The Hotel Portmeirion

The Prisoner cult television series was filmed at Portmeirion in 1967. In it Patrick McGoohan stars as a man who resigns from his top secret job and is held captive in the village, where he is known only as no. 6. To mark the 40th anniversary a boxed set of DVDs of the 17 episodes is available in the Prisoner Shop at Portmeirion.

Champagne Breaks at Portmeirion

Portmeirion has eight shops: The Seconds Warehouse has a good slection of Portmeirion Pottery seconds, Y Llong has Best Quality Portmeirion Pottery and design led gifts, other shops are the Golden Dragon Bookshop, Pot Jam, Papur a Phensal, Siop Bach, Oriel y Gromen and the Prisoner Shop. Some of the smaller shops close during the Winter months.

Dine and Wine at Castell Deudraeth from £15.00

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