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Portmeirion is a village located on a private peninsula overlooking Cardigan Bay on the coast of Snowdonia, surrounded by woodlands and sandy beaches that was built between 1925 and 1976, by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, who wanted to show how development could enhance the natural landscape.
It is a premier visitor attraction in Wales, and welcomes about 225,000 visitors every year! (Older visitors may be interested to know that the 1960s TV series ‘The Prisoner’ was filmed here.)
The grounds are open daily until 7.30pm, so there is plenty of time to explore the village, gardens and woods.
Free, guided tours of the village are available daily, with the last tour starting at 3.30pm. You will be taken on a short, but informative, journey into the Village, and discover details of the its history from your friendly guide.
There are a number of different areas to explore, plus woodland walks to enjoy, and a number of gardens to explore. On the main driveway there is a contemporary styled brasserie at Castell Deudraeth, which gives free afternoon entry to Portmeirion in the price of a two course lunch. Contains playground and sandy beach for kids to play on. You can also save on the full admission price if you visit after 3.30pm.
Portmeirion is an exciting environment for children of all ages, making it a great location for a fantastic family day out.
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It may be worth checking out Portmeirion's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Portmeirion before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Details:
Open every day of the year 9.30am to 7.30pm.
Gastropub (Castell Deudraeth). Hotel Restaurant (Hotel Portmeirion). Self Service Terrace Restaurant and Ice Cream Cafe.
"Can I have one of those?"
8 shops (some close in Winter). Portmeirion Pottery, souvenirs, gifts, toys, books, cards, jams, art gallery etc.
"i need a wee"
Several disabled toilets on site.
and baby come too...
Baby food and milk warming available, several baby changing facilities on site.
"are we there yet?"
Signposted off A487 at Minffordd between Porthmadog and Penrhyndeudraeth. Accessible by bus from Porthmadog.
...got any top tips?
Bring suitable footwear for woodland walks. Pick up free map from tollgate.
Prices & Admission
Concession (over 60) £9
Child (5 to 15) £6.50
Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £30
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £35
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) £40
Children under 5 years visit for free.
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