Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Portmeirion is a much visited village in Gwynedd, 2 miles from Penrhyndeudraeth.

The village was created in the 1920s by architect Clough Williams-Ellis on a beautiful wooded peninsula that overlooks Traeth Bach estuary. Williams-Ellis wanted to demonstrate that buildings need not deface a place of natural beauty.

The architecture is usually described as Italianate, but actually combines many styles.

Portmeirion was used by Patrick McGoohan as setting for 1960s TV series "The Prisoner".