Last month we had a spare day with nothing to do and I really wanted to not waste the day and hang around at home. Off on the train we went up the Cambrian coast to visit Portmeirion; a specially built Italian inspired village nestled in beautiful woodland on the coast.


It is so beautiful there. We chose a dry but slightly cloudy day but still had such a lovely time walking around. All the buildings are painted in such calming Mediterranean colours  with statutes and beautiful gardens.


We had a beautiful lunch if pizza in the village hall and it was Devine. It was also very reasonably priced. This was followed by a traditional Italian gelato. Out of this world is all I can say!


Due to my rheumatoid arthritis playing up we only walked around the village itself but there is a lovely land train that goes through the woods along with some stunning woodland walks.


You can also go down to the lighthouses and walk along the beach for those who can manage steep steps.


Portmeirion is truly a stunning place to visit. We had such a fantastic day. Portmeirion

It really is a stunning place and well worth a visit if you are in the area.  We are so lucky to have this beautiful place right on our doorstep.


  1. 23 October, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    How fortunate you are to have a touch of Italy so close by!

  2. 23 October, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    You can definitely see the Italian influence in those buildings, Portmeirion looks beautiful 🙂

  3. 24 October, 2015 / 12:23 am

    It looks absolutely stunning – I love that shot with the flowers in the foreground. x

  4. 24 October, 2015 / 11:07 am

    I remember going to Portmeirion when I was a child! It’s the most extraordinary place isn’t it? My parents have a caravan not far from there so next year we’ll take the boys. PLUS they hold Festival Number 6 there and that’s on my list of ‘must-do’ festivals for next year!! 🙂 #CountryKids

  5. 24 October, 2015 / 2:43 pm

    I went here when I was really little. Since then I watched the original The Prisoner series and loved the look of the place then so definitely a place I would like visit again. Your photos are lovely

  6. 25 October, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    It’s such an interesting place. Have you watched the prisoner?

  7. Emma
    25 October, 2015 / 1:09 pm

    Aw wow! This looks like such a lovely day out! x

  8. 25 October, 2015 / 5:51 pm

    This place has fascinated me for a long time but I am yet to visit. Your post encourages me to make sure we do and preferably within the year.

  9. 25 October, 2015 / 6:20 pm

    Funnily enough it was this time of year that we visited but about…14 years ago! No idea where the time goes, we weren’t so lucky with the weather though. Really lovely there though.

  10. 5 November, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    I would love to go to Portmeirion! I definitely have to take a trip on the Cambrian line soon.

  11. 17 March, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Wow looks beautiful! Lovely photos. So lucky to live close by.

  12. 18 March, 2016 / 9:33 am

    What a beautiful looking place, I love all those colourful buildings! Adds so much character.

  13. 18 March, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    Oh wow. I had no idea this place existed, it reminds me of Barcelona. Thanks for sharing, I’ve put this on my List!

  14. 18 March, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    oh wow I have never even heard of this place but the pictures make it look just stunning

  15. 19 March, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    What an absolutely stunning place to visit this looks and sounds, all of those flowers, wow x

  16. 20 March, 2016 / 1:50 am

    It is beautiful, absolutely stunning. I would love to visit it one day

  17. 21 March, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    this is on my list for when the kids are grown up to visit! looks beautiful

  18. 21 March, 2016 / 1:12 pm

    This looks like a beautiful place! Sorry to hear about your arthritis but the train sounds great! What lovely photos, too! I’d really love to visit one day. xx

  19. 21 March, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    I have been to Portmeirion, but it was many years ago. I remember it being really beautiful. You’ve reminded me it’s time for another visit

  20. 25 May, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    This place looks stunning love your photos.

  21. 25 May, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    This looks like such a pretty place. I have never been to Wales before, I think that this needs to change x

  22. 25 May, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Love spontaneous days out like this! Its great you went exploring, we need to do more of this!

  23. 25 May, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    this looks like such a beautiful place and glad that you all had a great time!

  24. 25 May, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    I’d be in my element if there was somewhere like that near me! Hello outfit photos!

    Corinne x

  25. 25 May, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    It looks stunning. I’ve been to a holiday in north Wales last week, but I would gladly go back to visit Portmeirion.

  26. 25 May, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    How lovely that you have such a wonderful place so close to you. We feel lucky where we are too there are so many interesting places to visit =)

  27. 25 May, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    I don’t live far from there. It’s a lovely place to visit

  28. 26 May, 2016 / 8:35 am

    What a stunning place to visit, almost feels you are in Italy

  29. 26 May, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    What a stunning place to visit, those flowers are simply amazing too x

  30. 26 May, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    This place looks magical….like it could be in the med. We’ve never heard of this hidden gem, Portmeirion. Must go and find out more! Love the architecture x

  31. 26 May, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    What I wouldn’t give to be able to just hop on a train for a short distance and wind up in such a gorgeous place! Fabulous photos. Thanks for sharing your impromptu adventure and giving me another ‘must see’ place to visit!

  32. 26 May, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    I’m glad you had a great day, you seem to enjoy a lot of places and I love your pics 🙂

  33. 27 May, 2016 / 9:35 am

    Great place to relax and forget some obligations for a day or two.

  34. 27 May, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I visited once as a child – it looks as pretty as I remember, I really would love to go back. Kaz x

  35. 28 May, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    I’m sorry your arthritis caused you trouble but I’m glad you enjoyed the time that you had there though! 🙂

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