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Portmeirion Village
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Portmeirion - Architectural Fantasy Becomes Dream Location

One might think an Italianate village snuggled onto a peninsular on the Snowdonia coast might sit incongruously within its surroundings, but the strange juxtaposition of styles and buildings of Portmeirion was the dream of architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, who designed the resort to engage the visitor with interesting views wherever they should stop. It also provided the perfect backdrop for the TV series The Prisoner in the late 1960's. More than a folly or private monument, from its inception, Portmeirion was intended to be a demonstration of how a naturally beautiful site could be developed sympathetically.

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