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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Planning your visit to Portmeirion Village

What are Portmeirion's Opening Hours? 

Portmeirion is open to day visitors every day of the year except Christmas Day.

Hours of opening: Winter hours - 09:30 - 17.30 | Main season - 09.30 - 18.30

Shops close at 17.30

Cafes are open 10.00 - 17.00

Castell Deudraeth is open for pre-booked dinners every night from 18.00 to 21.30. To book call 01766 772400

Do you have to pay to visit Portmeirion? 

Portmeirion has a admission charge for adults, concessions and children aged 5 - 15 years. 

Children under 5 do not pay an admission charge.

We have various Annual Membership passes which are available at our welcome Centre.

Enjoy FREE ENTRY to Portmeirion Village Is available after a pre-booked three-course lunch at Castell Deudraeth Brasserie , from 12pm midday with a pre-booked afternoon tea or from 11.30am with a pre-booked Sunday Lunch at The Hotel Portmeirion.

Entry to the village can only be used on the day of your reservation. 

On arrival, we ask you to kindly queue as normal to gain entry. 

Resident guests of the Hotel Portmeirion, Castell Deudraeth, Portmeirion's Self-catering cottages and Motor home site do not pay for admission to the village.

Terms and conditions apply. For more information, please contact our Welcome Centre

Where is Portmeirion? 

Located on its own private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia in Wales. Postcode LL48 6ER.

Signposted from the A487 at Minffordd mid-way between Penrhyndeudraeth and Porthmadog in Gwynedd, North Wales.

Do you have free entry at any times? 

Guests of The Hotel Portmeirion and Castell Deudraeth have free entry to The Village during their stay.

At any time of year if you have a three-course lunch at Castell Deudraeth this includes a free entry voucher for use after your lunch.  

If you pre-book Sunday lunch or Afternoon tea at The Hotel Portmeirion this includes free entry to The Village. 

From 11.30am for Sunday lunch reservations and from 12pm midday for an Afternoon tea reservation.

We have an Annual Pass available for adults, children and families giving unlimited year-round access.

Terms and conditions apply.

Are dogs/pets allowed? 

Pets are not allowed on-site, with the exception of Guide or registered assistance dogs/animals.

We are often asked about the reason for Portmeirion & Castell Deudraeth's no-dogs/pets-allowed policy. One reason for the rule is the conflict pets (particularly dogs) produce in natural areas used as wildlife habitat and also used by people for recreation. Portmeirion's natural areas are managed in a way that protects habitat for a wide variety of wildlife species. Dogs, by nature, can damage sensitive habitats as well as harass or kill vulnerable wildlife. The no-dogs policy is also applied to protect the many people who may be picnicking, walking, swimming or relaxing in the grounds.

A dogs-on-leash rule used in the past proved ineffective because many people disregard the policy. We have also found that a few pet owners do not take the responsibility to pick up pet waste. Patrolling park grounds to assure that dogs are under control, contacting those who are not being responsible with their pet and cleaning up after pets to assure a safe visitor environment was an inefficient use of limited staff time.

With the exception of registered guide & assistance dogs/pets, Portmeirion will continue its policy of excluding pets from the village and its grounds to help assure a quality visitor experience and help protect natural resources at Portmeirion.

The company policy regarding dogs/pets includes the village, woodlands, farmland, Castell Deudraeth, estate cottages and gardens. The policy does not affect any statutory rights of way, bridle paths, public footpaths or access to these areas.

Is Portmeirion suitable for Disabled Visitors? 

The village contains many slopes and steps and it is therefore not ideally suited to anyone with restricted mobility.

Some of the rooms and cottages are only accessible via steps.

We do have rooms specially suited for disabled use. Both Hotel and Castell Deudraeth have lifts.

Castell Deudraeth has no steps on the ground floor.

We have wheelchairs available for loan and designated blue badge parking areas.

For full details please see our Accessibility Guide.

Where is the car park? 

We have ample parking which is located by The Village entrance. There is dedicated disabled parking close to the entrance and a overflow car park. All are clearly signposted.

We do not charge a parking fee.

Our Hotel, Castell Deudraeth, village rooms and cottages have a designated parking space, either near the accommodation or in our designated residential car park.

Who owns Portmeirion? 

Portmeirion is owned by a registered charity called Ymddiriedolaeth Clough Williams-Ellis Foundation.

Portmeirion cannot be bought or sold, all its buildings have listed building status and the grounds are a designated Conservation Area.

The Charity

Ymddiriedolaeth Clough Williams-Ellis Foundation

Rhif Elusen Restredig: 516895 Registered Charity Number

The Charity's Area

The Portmeirion peninsula at Minffordd and the

Brondanw, Parc and Croesor Estate at Llanfrothen, Gwynedd.


a) To promote the permanent preservation for the benefit of the public generally and especially the inhabitants of the Charity's Area of lands of beauty or historic interest or ecological environmental or other scientific importance within the Charity's Area in particular the Brondanw Parc and Croesor Estate aforesaid and generally to improve protect and and preserve the natural aspect and character and amenities of the Charity's Area.

b) To promote the permanent preservation for the benefit of the public generally and especially the inhabitants of the Charity's Area of buildings situated within the Charity's Area of national historic architectural or artistic interest to promote access to and enjoyment of such buildings by the public and to augment the amenities of such buildings and their surroundings.

c) To promote the conservation of the rural landscape and the animal and plant wildlife within the Charity's Area methods of agriculture horticulture apiculture forestry and allied occupations which are consistent with such conservation research into such methods and the publication of the useful results of such research for the benefit of the public generally and especially the inhabitants of the Charity's Area.

d) To promote public access to the countryside within the Charity's Area the provision of routes and ways therefor and the preservation of footpaths commons and wastelands.

e) To advance education in Welsh history and culture and in biology zoology botany ecology and all kindred sciences.

Can I stay at Portmeirion? 

Portmeirion has 58 hotel rooms (14 in The Hotel Portmeirion on the shore, 33 Village Rooms and Suites and 11 at Castell Deudraeth).

It also has 13 self-catering apartments and cottages in Portmeirion Village and on the Portmeirion Estate.

What is Portmeirion? 

Portmeirion was built to show how you could develop a naturally beautiful setting without spoiling it and that with sufficient skill and care architectural good manners can actually enhance the natural environment.

Portmeirion is a hotel resort and a popular visitor attraction located on the coast of Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, North Wales.

What are the aims and objectives of the company that runs Portmeirion? 

Portmeirion Ltd - Aims and Objectives

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