Hello. I'm back at Tightwad Towers, headquarters of Life After Money. As regular readers will know, this is where I share my frugal living money saving methods, which gives me cash to spend on treats, and holidays are my treats.
Time to catch up on where I have been. I had a list of places to visit on my North Wales tour, some of them I didn't have time to do, but never mind, another visit might happen at a later date.
This post is all about Portmeirion, which is a delightful tourist village in Gwynedd, not far from Porthmadog. From the moment I walked through the entrance I thought WOW, this place is fabulous.
It was built by architect Clough Williams-Ellis to show how a beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it. All buildings at Portmeirion are registered Grade 1 or Grade 11 historic buildings. The village is surrounded by 70 acres of forest gardens. Portmeirion is owned by a charity.
The colourful entrance is a taste of what's to come. The buildings blend in well with the rugged natural rockface.
web site here.
More about my North Wales trip tomorrow. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.