The creation of architect Sir Bertram Clough Williams-Ellis who set about designing this classical confection in 1926.
The pastel-coloured villas, piazzas and swaying cypress trees give the village a magical Mediterranean air.
The picture perfect town is also home to the boutique Festival No. 6. The intimate festival features a bespoke array of art, theatre and music, as well as its programme of one-off experiences. Foodies – take a seat at one of the epic Long Table Banquets.
The best way to get to Portmeirion from Cardiff is by hire car or coach. It should take around 3 hours and 35 minutes, depending on traffic.