Category Archives: Towns and Villages

Snowdonia Car-free Holiday – Portmeirion – Day Three

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Portmeirion

Portmeirion is a unique Italianette-styled village surrounded by 70 acres of woodland scattered with easy to follow trails and coastal walks. Built by the Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis between the years 1925 and 1976 it now attracts over ¼ million visitors every year and is probably most famous as the location for the cult 1960s television show ‘The Prisoner’.

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Snowdonia Car-free Holiday – Harlech Castle – Day One

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Harlech Castle

If you are planning a holiday in Snowdonia, then you really must find time to visit one of our historic castles. Harlech Castle is a world heritage site which towers above Cardigan Bay atop a spur of rock. The castle was built by Edward I in the 13th century as part of his formidable ‘iron ring’ of fortresses designed to keep a watchful eye over the troublesome Welsh. The other iron ring castles, at Conwy, Caernarfon, and Beaumaris, are within a day’s marching distance of each other and can be similarly supplied from the sea.

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