Tonight, I am posting information on the unique village of Portmeirion in N.W. Wales, about 73 miles S.W. of Liverpool..
This is a unique, architect designed village which was built by architect ,Clough Williams-Ellis commencing in 1925 when he purchased the 70 acre site overlooking the Traeth Bach tidal estuary. Italianate architecture is augmented with an environment of lakes, temples and gazebos. A visitor could easily spend about three hours here with weather conditions an influence.
1960s TV Series
Portmeirion provided the backdrop for the 1960s cult classic, The Prisoner, starring Patrick McGoohan.
Apart from starring in the leading role, McGoohgan was the creator and major influence on the 17 episode series.
The Prisoner series was popular in U.K., U.S.A., France, Australia and many other countries.
Facilities at Portmeirion
In addition to the architecture, stunning setting and sub-tropical garedens, Portmeirion offers two hotels, self-catering cottages, shops, a spa, cafes, restaurants plus an authentic Italian style gelateria.