Portmeirion is a privately-owned village nestled on a peninsula in the Gwynedd coastline. It was given its distinctive Italian style by architect Sir Clough William-Ellis over five decades from 1925 until 1975.

The village boasts multiple restaurants, hotels and cafes, along with extensive gardens and woodland with beaches and stunning views over Snowdonia and the Afon Dwyryd estuary.

Festival No. 6

From 2012 to 2018, the village was home to the Festival No. 6 music festival. Campsites were set up in the fields above the usual visitors’ car park, which was transformed into a central hub with food and drinks stalls and a cabaret tent.

The festival itself was split over two main arenas, with one occupying Portmeirion village itself and one set in the adjacent fields. Within the village, stages were set up in the Central Piazza and at the quayside overlooking the estuary. Several more stages were nestled in the expansive woodland, with one boasting a floating dancefloor.

Festival No. 6 has taken an indefinite break since the last edition in 2018, with no word on if the festival will ever return.

Image credits:
Piazza panorama – Chris Jones / ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )