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A winter break at the quirky Portmeirion village, Gwynedd, Wales

A colourful village set in the Welsh countryside: Portmeirion was a favourite haunt of The Beatles, the place where Noël Coward wrote Blithe Spirit and the home of Sixties TV show The Prisoner


Is this Britain’s most bizarre village?

The lifelong project of an eccentric architect, the Welsh village of Portmeirion is eclectic, irreverent, impish – and constantly reinventing itself.


Portmeirion Village in North Wales. Part of its charm is that this "Italianate" village designed by Sir Clough Williams Ellis looks fake, as if Toytown has been built on a very beautiful part of the Welsh coast.