Saturday, 10 August 2013


When we were in Wales we spent a gloriously hot and sunny day at Portmeirion village.

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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.

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The whole village was built by Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1976, and a lot of the materials were recycled from other buildings.

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In the photo below, the huge white decorative arched section on the front of the domed building was originally a fireplace.

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It’s amazingly beautiful, and very easy to spend all day there.

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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.

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There are also shops where you can buy Portmeirion pottery and other gifts and several cafes, restaurants and ice-cream parlours.

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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!


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