What – Portmeirion is an Italian style village open for day visits and overnight stays in Hotel Portmeirion, village rooms, Castle Deudraeth and self catering cottages. Often used in films particularly The Prisoner during the 1960’s. It’s colourful and has a very definite Mediterranean feel especially when the sun is shining. There are coastal and woodland paths, a train ride available, cafes and restaurants, shops and guided tours.
- Where – On the north Welsh coast near Porthmadog. Close to Snowdon so an ideal location to use as a base for the area. Situated on a steep incline overlooking the wide and picturesque Dwyryd Estuary.
- Who – Welsh architect and great visionary Clough Williams- Ellis built this whimsical site close to his family home.
- Why – He wanted to create something unique and long lasting.
- When – 1920’s and 30’s.