Perfect Portmeirion

I’ve been keen to head back to our next colourful port of call for years after visiting as a school girl years ago.

We’re visiting the whimsical village of Portmeirion which is crammed full of random architecture collected from across Europe.

Portmeirion was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1976. His aim was to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it.

Portmeirion village is well known as the location for the 1960s cult TV series The Prisoner.

It is an eye popping cluster of rainbow washed buildings around a central piazza, scenic surroundings and extensive woodlands.

The idea of creating a tightly knit, attractive coastal village had been dreamt of by Clough Williams-Ellis long before he found the site.

I am in seventh heaven so there will be at least one more colour packed post about this quirky little village!

Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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