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Portmeirion Gardens

  • 4.5

  • from 7920 Google reviews

A group of people in a park
A group of people in a park

Portmeirion view of central plaza by MichaelMaggs. CC BY-SA 3.0

About the garden

This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it.

Portmeirion is made up of about 50 buildings most of which are used as hotel or self-catering accommodation and surrounded by 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens.

Opening times

Open daily, 9:30am - 7:30pm. Please note that although the grounds will be open to 7:30pm the shops and cafes will not be open later than their advertised times other than during school holiday periods when some shops and cafes may stay open later. Castell Deudraeth is open all day and serves meals in the evening from 6:30pm.

Useful details

Garden area

70 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).

Shops

Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Gwynedd, LL48 6ER

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Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 7920 Google reviews

lucy thompson

a month ago

5

How unbelievably beautiful! Visited Aug 2022 and it rained on/off but it was still stunning! Lots of seating, especially hidden seating with beautiful views and a couple of decent cafes, but I'd definitely take a picnic next time. What I didn't expected was the stunning beach, absolutely huge with lots of little coves, you could easily spend a whole day here (plus lots of shelter if needed). Lovely gift shop, staff were pleasent, amazing scenery, a really fantastic day out.

Louise Blanchard

3 months ago

3

Beautiful place but really expensive for what it is and the few shops opened... Free parking on-site.

William “David” Archer

5 months ago

3

Lovely place, but entry fee is a bit on the pricey side

Evalynn B.

4 months ago

5

Visited in August 2019 when I had my holiday in Wales. I always make a scheduled plan for my holidays, so I have my itinerary, but in this case I probably missed the information that the village is not free to enter. So it was a surprise for me to see the queue at the ticket kiosks, but of course if I was there already, I didn't mind it. Parking is free (included the ticket) and we immediately find the toilets both side, which is very useful if we see that most of us drive pretty long through the mountains to reach the village. Then the path lead us up to the hill where we can find so many different buildings in extreme colours and decorations, that we just wander around and smile like a child. I read some fresh review giving low star to the village and mention that some buildings need re-painting. To be honest I could not recognised it last year, despite that I walked around many times and I spent my whole day there. True that with a bit of a research we can find that the village is not really dog-friendly or accessible for those use wheelchair, and so not everyone can or wants to visit. It has many path, stairs, uneven surfaces. Also it is full with tourists, and shops, restaurants, potteries, cafe, benches, etc. I know there are many self-catering cottages, and though the view and area is truly gorgeous, but as for me, I never chose those accommodations in the village, when from morning to evening thousands of people walked around me... It is definitely not a peaceful place. But it looks like a Jewelry Box or Chocolate box. Very pretty, spectacular and has its own atmosphere. Going further we can have a ticket for a little train which goes up to the estate on the hill, but I asked some people and they said it is slow and a bit shaky, and has to wait for long to arrive. I can't remember now if it runs hourly or more often. So I chose to walk instead. Going out from the village on the beach the view is lovely, buildings and restaurants left behind and we can access to the see sand to walk, when the tide allows us to do. It was very nice and funny, though again I have to admit, that reach the see and the sand is not the easiest, climbing smaller and bigger rocks to get there, so definitely not for wheelchair users or baby buggies. When I spent my hour walking between died jelly fish and enjoyed the wet sand, I headed up to the path find the spots, which are on the map. (We got a little map at the entrance, showing not just the village but the whole estate with the walking paths). There are different paths and because it leads up to the hill in the forest, so definitely again not easy, uneven, sloping and there are stairs at some points. After a long and not the easiest walk I got back to the village and was happy to sit down a bit. This time it was already afternoon and looking around seeing lots of people, smelling different foods from everywhere, hear the bustle, it became too much for me. I just got tired and then I felt the whole village too sweet. But it is definitely a lovely place to visit, and if someone is in Snowdonia, it is a must to see. Families, couples, singles, children all enjoyed themselves, but again we had a beautiful sunny summer day... Ticket prices are different in peak and off peak time (summer and winter).

Brijesh Chopra

4 months ago

5

Beautiful and serene Italian experience. Just make sure to check weather before planning a visit. Four to five hours are good time to do the trails. Good genuinely priced food options. Only disappointment was no fish available on menu except fishcakes.

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