Visiting Portmeirion should be in your bucket list if indeed you’re a true adventurer. This is a village in North Wales that welcomes visitors every day, except Christmas Day. You need to buy a ticket at the entrance or online if you want to enter the village. But you can gain free entry to Portmeirion if you have a treatment at the Mermaid Spa or have a two-course lunch at The Hotel Portmeirion or Castel Deudraeth. Here’s a round up of the best places to visit in the village of Portmeirion.

Mermaid Spa

If you love spas, the Mermaid Spa should be in your bucket list. Other than relaxing and refuelling after a long day, the Mermaid Spa offers a wide range of treatment options, including facials and boy wraps. The Mermaid Spa overlooks the Dwyryd Estuary and is the best place to pamper yourself even as you have the massage of your lifetime.

Dine at Castell Deudraeth

Do you love castles or have you ever dreamt of getting into one? Then, head to Castell Deudraeth. This building looks like a castle but is more of a Victorian mansion. Castell Deudraeth is one perfect spot to unwind after a long day exploring Portmeirion, and this is an ideal place to enjoy your meal and have a drink while having glaring views of Victorian gardens and the countryside. There is also a fireplace in the lounge where you can slowly sip down your traditional beer or any other cold drink for that matter.

The Gwyllt Woodlands

The Gwyllt Woodlands offers a breathtaking magical landscape that any adventurer would want to explore. Some of the largest trees in Britain are found in this subtropical forest.

Here, you will discover a Japanese Garden, a lake that is fully covered with lilies, a derelict castle, and secret gardens. Did you know that there are lots of hidden areas such as the Ghost Garden, Shelter Valley, and the Dog Cemetery in Gwyllt? What is more is that there is a designated conservation area of the Gwyllt Woodlands, where you have splendidly unique views of the Snowdonia National Park and the entire village of Portmeirion. And what better way to get through the Gwyllt than by a train ride?

Village Shopping

If you have some extra cash to splash, be sure to indulge in retail therapy in the many shops in Portmeirion. Here, you’ll find the perfect gift you have been dreaming to buy from artwork and pottery to Prisoner memorabilia and indigenous food. One event you do not want to miss is the famous Food and Craft Festival that is held annually in December. In addition to food, drinks, and gifts, you’ll experience entertainment and performances that are rare to see.

Walk on the Beach

Has it been long since you felt some warm sand between your toes? Take a walk down the shoreline explore the gullies and caves of the Dwyryd Estuary to make your day memorable. This might be one of the most ideal places in the UK to take a walk, especially during lazy afternoons, and forget the intense life demands and stress. While walking on the beach, spare some time to explore the incredibly fascinating Amis Reunis, which is famously known as the Stone Boat of Portmeirion or Friends Reunited. However, make sure that you read the signs displaying the tide times because the tide changes fast. You may also find information about the high tide time on your admission ticket or simply by asking the guides manning the beach.

It’s worth noting that the Portmeirion has steep, uneven paths, but the village is accessible even by a wheelchair. With so many things to be done in Portmeirion, this should be among your favourite days out.