The Beauty of Portmeirion

Portmeirion is a place that we have never been to since we have been conducting day trips through National Day Trips, why?? It looks absolutely stunning and we at National Day Trips are ashamed that in the last 4 years we have never ventured to it.

It is a tourist village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, and is now owned by a charitable trust.



The village is located in the community of Penrhyndeudraeth, on the estuary of the River Dwyryd, 2 miles (3.2 km) south east of Porthmadog, and 1 mile (1.6 km) from Minffordd railway station.

Portmeirion has served as the location for numerous films and television shows, and was “The Village” in the 1960s television show The Prisoner.

Visitors to Portmeirion can enjoy complimentary guided walking tours with one of their friendly tour guides. They also offer a complimentary audio-visual show featuring Clough Williams-Ellis discussing how and why the village was built and a free land train tour of the Gwyllt woodlands. Their Welcome Centre is open all year to help with any information, books or maps you might require.

In addition to its architectural heritage and its stunning setting it has the most beautiful sub-tropical gardens.



It truly is an absolute marvel and located in our beautiful UK it is definitely going to be on the 2019 tour itinerary for National Day Trips. There is a charge to enter which is modest which does help towards the upkeep of this spectacular destination.

If you have any questions regarding this trip please get in touch with our friendly team on 0161 327 2495 or

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