Two creative men built its fame A self taught architect Sir Clough William Ellis (1883-1978) An actor Patrick McGoohan (1928-2009 ) Patrick McGoohan and Clough Williams Ellis outside the Mirror Room of the Hotel Portmeirion during the filming of The Prisoner in Spring 1967.
The first years The starting point, an edifice built in 1850 near the sea. First tourists in 1926. At the beginning, an uncomfortable hotel and two cottages.
« a refuge for lost buildings » Several constructions from 1925 to 1975
Portmeirion, a setting for TV series… The Danger Man, a famous British TV series in the 60’S. John Drake, a spy played by Patrick Mc Goohan Several episodes filmed in Portmeirion
…A mythic tv series The Prisoner First diffusion in GB and France 1967, 17 episodes
Portemeirion? no, THE Village For the story, an international town somewhere in the world
Be seeing you ! Since 1970, an annual convention for fans