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What to do in Portmeirion

What to do in Portmeirion

When we were looking for things to do during our trip to North Wales, Portmeirion was mentioned to me countless times so I really had to go! Portmeirion is a pastel coloured village situated nearby Portmadog. But this is no ordinary Welsh village. Operated by a commercial entity and looking more like Portofino or Cinque Terre than Portmadog or Prestatyn, Portmeirion is completely unique – but what is there to do on a day trip to Portmeirion?

Portmeirion Village Admission

What to Do Portmeirion
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What to Do Portmeirion

Admission for adults costs 12GBP for adults and Children 8GBP. If you book online before you arrive you get a pound off admission. If you live nearby or think you may visit a couple of times in a year, then the annual pass at 25GBP seems like great value! Parking is included in the price of the ticket.

What to do Portmeirion: 8 things to see and do

Take a guided tour of Portmeirion

Included in the admission price is a guided tour of the village. The guides are funny and knowledgable and are only to eager to answer your questions!

Take a train ride through the woodlands

What to do in portmeirion: a woodland train ride

What to do in portmeirion: a woodland train ride

For those not feeling like a stroll through the woodlands, there is a free train ride that takes you around the key sights of the Portmeirion woodlands. On a nicer day we would have stopped to walk around especially at the Chinese Lake but this is just something to return to do!

Note: The train ride is included in admission price

Things to do in Portmeirion – Visit the beach

What to do Portmeirion: Beaches

What to do Portmeirion: Beaches

Portmeirion has access to miles of pristine, golden beaches. On a nicer day I could have happily spent the whole day with a picnic down on the beach. It was blissful to have such a beautiful beach to ourselves. What are your favorite things to do in Portmeirion?

What to see in Portmeirion

The amazing architecture is a great reason to visit Portmeirion

What to do Portmeirion: architecture

What to do Portmeirion: architecture

You would be forgiven for thinking the pictures were taking at Portfino or Cinque Terre. The pastel coloured wonderland is an architectural gem to be marvelled at. The beautiful colours brighten even the dreariest of days.

What to see in Portmeirion for Prisoner Fans


For Fantasy fans reminisce about the famous series The Prisoner which was filmed in the village. There are reminders of the show all round the town and the most ardent fan can pick up some Prisoner memorabilia.

Take a dip in the lido

On a nicer day, the kids would love splashing around in the lido in the village square.

Buy some pottery

A visit to Portmeirion wouldn’t be complete without a trip into the pottery and seconds shop.

Note: I’ll admit I didn’t go in but I didn’t want to coin a new term: like a toddler in a China shop! Though I did admire some of the pieces from afar!

Have a sweet treat

There are many lovely shops at Portmeirion, but my favourites had to be the gelateria. I also loved stopping for a cream tea – a British holiday isn’t complete without a cream team in my opinion

Staying at Portmeirion


I hadn’t realised that it is possible to stay at Portmeirion. The hotel looks the epitome of luxury with spectacular views. It is a new item for my hotel and UK bucket list!

Have you visited Portmeirion? What would you recommend doing? Or why not give me some wanderlust and tell me about what its like staying in Portmeirion.
What to do in portmeirion

What to do in portmeirion

Baby Isabella

Sunday 15th of October 2017

We'd love to visit and have had our eyes on No.6 Festival at Portmeirion for some time! Need mega bucks though...

Kira

Saturday 14th of October 2017

Sounds lovely . There are som many different places to visit :)

Cathy Glynn

Friday 13th of October 2017

I would love to visit, it looks so picturesque and the hotel looks fab xx

five little doves

Friday 13th of October 2017

Oh I love it there!! We have been before and there is lots to do as a family, its a beautiful place!

Katy Sevens

Friday 13th of October 2017

How lovely does that Lido look? Just reminded me that we have one locally! Bit late this year now I guess!