Williams-Ellis built Portmeirion from 1925 to 1975 on his own private peninsula
on the coast of Snowdonia in Wales. He wanted to show that 'the development
of a naturally beautiful site need not lead to its defilement'. His lifelong
concern was with Architecture, Landscape Design, the protection of Rural
Wales and Conservation generally, and he strove at Portmeirion to give his
ideas physical expression. He fought for Beauty - "that strange necessity".
Portmeirion is owned by a Registered Charity called The Second Portmeirion
Foundation. All the cottages in the village are let as part of the Portmeirion
Hotel and the village also has several shops and restaurants and is surrounded
by the Gwyllt sub-tropical gardens and woodlands and miles of sandy beaches.
Portmeirion is open all year round for both staying guests and day visitors
alike. I hope we may have the pleasure of welcoming you.
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