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THE PRISONER Portmeirion Village Official Convention based
on the cult 1967 Patrick McGoohan TV series hosted by Six of One

Launched 07/30/00, updated 12/30/23.

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THE PRISONER Portmeirion Village Official Convention, based on the cult 1967 Patrick McGoohan TV series, hosted by Six of One.

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"PortmeiriCon" is held in the grounds of the hotel village of Portmeirion, in North Wales. The resort is situated between Porthmadog and Minffordd, Penryndeudraeth, on the A487 road. There are various rail routes from London, Manchester and Birmingham (which have international airports). Careful advance planning and journey scheduling is advised and the hotel can assist guests with travel arrangements. Contact Portmeirion on 01766-770000, or e-mail:
post@portmeirion.wales or visit their website at https://portmeirion.wales


TRAVEL GUIDELINES (current details need to be checked):

BY AIR: From overseas there are direct flights from various countries to UK main airports – London, Manchester, Birmingham.

BY BUS OR COACH: National bus services and connections need to be checked. As an example, the travel time by coach from London can take half a day. Other route times depend upon distance and departure points.

BY ROAD: From various points in the UK, the main routes to Wales are easily plotted and Portmeirion’s nearest town is Porthmadog. This is on the A487 and the turning to Portmeirion is located between Porthmadog and Penrhyndeudreath, at Minffordd (see also rail information regarding Minffordd).

BY RAIL: There are three main routes or directions and once again times depend upon distance and departure points. Some journeys can be of many hours’ duration, involving changes at certain stations.The National Rail Enquiries telephone number is 08457 484950 or from overseas +44(0)20 7278 5240. Try also: www.nationalrail.co.uk  &   www.traveline.info

Route A: from the Midlands or North, using Manchester as the example starting point, a train route exists to the top of the North Wales coast. From Llandudno junction there are main-line trains to Blaenau Ffestiniog, which terminate there. There is then a connection using the narrow gauge Ffestiniog railway from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Minffordd. From here a taxi can be arranged to Portmeirion or collection by the hotel. Portmeirion is only about 2 miles away.

Route B: from Llandudno the main line route continues to Bangor. It is then possible to travel by bus to Porthmadog and then by taxi to Portmeirion, or by taxi from Bangor direct to Portmeirion. The cost and arrangements are for the traveller’s individual preference.

Route C: from London and across country via Birmingham the train route passes through Shrewsbury and continues westbound until the coast of Wales is reached. Continuing northwards, the rail route passes through Barmouth and Harlech, with a stop at Minffordd (see above information for remaining short journey from Minffordd to Portmeirion).

NOTE – The main line rail stopping point at Minffordd is separate from the narrow gauge Ffestiniog railway halt there. Some routes use the nearby rail station at Porthmadog.

For further details contact usual online or telephone travel information sources.