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Portmeirion Travel Guide

Portmeirion is one of north Wales’s treasures. This charming village looks like it belongs on the Tuscany coast, or perhaps the French Riviera, which is exactly what its creator intended. Built between 19and 19by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, this picture-perfect village gives visitors an idyllic fantasy against the backdrop of the mountains of Snowdonia.

Portmeirion and Gardens

The climate at Portmeirion is very mild , winter frosts are rare and this has allowed plantings of tender exotic genera and species in common with many Cornish gardens.

Ceramics – a Poole cream baluster vase,

Bamfords Auctioneers ValuersLot 1305Ceramics – a Poole cream baluster vase, printed mark; two others similar; a Portmeirion Starfire lidded vase; a blush ivory comport; a Furnivals j

Portmeirion botanic garden pastry fork and spoon set – never used

Leith, Edinburgh piece vintage afternoon tea fork and tea spoon set. Received as gift and never used. Remains in perfect condition and includes presentation box and plastic packaging on top. Part of Portmeirion botanic garden range.

Retails new at GBP30.

Portmeirion. Vale of Ffestiniog



Ffestiniog Railway

More attractions

Just as Snowdonia is another world so is Portmeirion with its cheery pastel colours set against craggy rocks and the rise and fall of the tide over miles of sandy expanse. For many it’s a shrine to the TV series The Prisoner, recognisable over years since the last episode. White-edged blazers, as worn by Patrick McGoohan, are on sale at No 6!