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image for Theme Park item typePortmeirion Village

  • AA 2 Rosettes
  • Visit Wales VAQAS

Theme Park, £6-£12

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Designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in 1925, Portmerion was built in imitation of a rustic Italian village, to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. Sitting at the feet of Snowdonia it makes for a charming dislocation that is truly unique. Portmeirion's place in popular culture has been set in stone as a result.

Ellis designed Portmeirion on the town of Portofino in tribute to the atmosphere of the Mediterranean. The town that sits at the edge of its own Snowdonian peninsula incorporates fragments from several pre-existing buildings, assembling them in a post-modern bricolage. The ironic sense nostalgia and pastiche that emanates from Portmeirion has been a key element of its architectural legacy.

The iconic sixties spy drama, The Prisoner, led to an avalanche of programmes using Portmeirion as a setting, and many more as an inspiration (Jools Holland, Noel Coward, Paul McCartney, Steven Fry, Supergrass and Iron Maiden are just a few names on that roll call).

Previously the village had entertained Frank Lloyd Wright, Gregory Peck and Ingrid Bergman, making Portmeirion undoubtedly the jewel in the glittering crown of Snowdonia.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitalityHelicopter landing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Hours of opening: 09:30 - 19:30
Shops open 09:30 - 17:00
Cafes open 10.00 - 17:00

Prices

2017 Entry Prices:
Adults £12 Advanced online £11
Concessions £10 Advanced Online £9
Children (5 – 15) £8 Advanced online £7
Under 5s Free

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 1 Jul - Thu 31 Aug Launch of Around Portmeirion in 80 Trees
Thu 7 - Sun 10 Sep Festival No.6

Address

Portmeirion,
Penrhyndeudraeth,
Gwynedd,
LL48 6ET

Location

Directions

Plan route to Portmeirion Village using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 590372  Lat: 52.91367 Long: -4.09833

Continue west on the A487 through Penrhyndeudraeth and straight on at the roundabout (signed for Minffordd); pass the railway station and the entrance to Portmeirion will be on your left.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Minffordd station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Helicopter landingHelicopter landing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)