Designed and created by architect Clough Williams-Ellis over a 50 year period. The aim for his vision was to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it. He hoped the village would make people to think about buildings in the landscape. The village was built as a place people could enjoy for its own sake. It was supposed to be a place where events, concerts and exhibitions could take place.
Now it is best known across the world as the place where 1960's TV show The Prisoner was filmed. This cult program created by and starring Patrick McGoohan still commands a place in the hearts of many. As Number 6 he was the only character looking to escape from the village. The series asks more questions than it answers and left many millions of people puzzled as to what it was all about.
There are a variety of places to eat in Portmeirion and of course a gift shop which sells some lovely gifts including Portmeirion Pottery.
For more information and to purchase your tickets online please visit the Portmeirion website.