Portmeirion Portmeirion was built by an architect who felt that everyone should see beauties around them: "Cherish the past, adorn the present, construct for the future" he said, and acted upon his words with his miniature village of wonders, figures in every niche.
Harlech Castle View to Beach
A very hospitable guesthouse in the foothills of Snowdonia, Grwach Ynys, between Tarsarnau and Harlech, is the place to stay. It's on the edges of the Welsh speaking estuary leading to the fantasy folly of pretty Portmeirion and back round to
the dunes leading to Harlech's beach. Viewed through the castle's defences, the village dwellings of Harlech teem on the crag like Haworth with a seaview. This part of Wales has unexpected aspects among its mountains drowned in cloud, and the beaches
drift with the powdered gold of old sands.