When we were in Wales we spent a gloriously hot and sunny day at Portmeirion village.
If you’ve never heard of it, Portmeirion is basically a folly occupying a peninsula. No-one lives there permanently but half the buildings are holiday cottages.
The whole village was built by Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1976, and a lot of the materials were recycled from other buildings.
In the photo below, the huge white decorative arched section on the front of the domed building was originally a fireplace.
It’s amazingly beautiful, and very easy to spend all day there.
The village is actually quite small, but there is so much to see and when you’ve finished there are beautiful mapped walks into the wooded hills above.
There are also shops where you can buy Portmeirion pottery and other gifts and several cafes, restaurants and ice-cream parlours.
It’s a wonderful, magical, mad sort of place and extremely good value for money. If you are ever in North Wales I strongly urge you to visit!