Snowdonia Car-free Holiday – Portmeirion – Day Three


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’.

Williams-Ellis wanted to show how architecture could be incorporated into a naturally beautiful location and be viewed as an adornment rather than a blemish. Portmeirion is now owned by a charitable trust which runs many of the outbuildings as a hotel. The site also houses a number of shops, a cafe, a tea-room, and a restaurant.

Getting there

The nearest railway station is Minffordd and there are services every two hours on weekdays. For an up-to-date schedule visit National Rail enquiries.
Portmeirion is 1.4 miles from the station. Once you have exited the station turn right in the High Street and then take the first left into Stryd Fawr. At Castell Deudraeth follow the footpath along the field ‘Cae Mawr’ below the Castell. This will take you past the main car park to the Village tollgate.

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If you don’t fancy the walk, then the following Taxi firms cover the station:

  • B & M Taxis, Penrhyndeudraeth 01766 770851
  • Criccieth Taxi Services, Cricieth 01766 522726
  • Dukes Taxis, Porthmadog 01766 514799
  • Huw’s Taxis, Llanwnda, Caernarfon 01286 676767

Opening Hours

Portmeirion is open to the public every day except for Christmas day and the Festival No6 period (12-15 September 2014).

Admission charges (2013)

Prices shown are for online bookings. The corresponding pay-at-the-gate price is shown in brackets.

Ticket Type Price
Adults £8.50 (full price £10)
Concession (over 60) £8.00 (full price £9)
Child (5-15) £5 (Full price £6)
Family Ticket (2+2) £25 (Full price £30)
Family Ticket (2+3) £30 (Full price £35)
Family Ticket (2+4) £35 (Full price £40)

Please note that dogs are not allowed anywhere within the grounds except for guide dogs.

Contact information

Telephone 01766 770000 or visit Portmeirion’s web-site

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