Tigerlilly Quinn: Portmerion

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Portmerion


I was recently asked by LOOK to submit my favourite place in the UK to their map of 'hidden gems', which showcases some of the most stunning places in the country. Without doubt, one of my favourite favourite places in the UK is Portmerion so it’s no surprise that I submitted Portmerion to the map. I've been a few times now and it never fails to impress me with its beauty. Tom and I have even said if we were ever to get married it would be a pretty beautiful location for a wedding.

It's such an odd feeling to get off the train in north Wales and suddenly feel like you are in (albeit a rather wetter) version of Italy. As someone who loves architecture and bright colours I feel very at home in the village. Not to mention how brilliant it would be as a back drop for photos!

I've only ever been for a day trip but you can actually stay over in one of the cottages or hotels, there are also a good variety of places to eat. Portmerion also hosts Festival number 6 in early September which looks like such a brilliant family friendly event, I hope we get to take Wilf someday. Tom and I visited years ago on a trip to see my parents (who live in west Wales) and I snapped these pics on my phone, writing this post has reminded me how much I want to return and now I know a little more about photography take some photos that really show how stunning a setting it is.

I think what I love about the UK is you really can live here for years and still manage to happen upon a secret spot or 'hidden gem' you had no idea about. I had never visited Dorset for example until I met Tom and likewise he had barely seen much of Wales. There are still so many places I would love to visit, although I do consider myself very lucky to live in the west country. 

I really loved reading about some of the other areas via the interactive map, there are so many spots right on our doorstep we have yet to visit which is quite exciting! Here's to a spring and summer exploring more of our beautiful country!

In association with LOOK

95 comments:

Lucy said...

Portmeirion is one of my favourite places too. It is so beautiful isn't it? My husband has family not far from there so we've been a few times and I always say I want to go and actually stay there, but we still haven't managed it. In fact we haven't been back since we've had the children, and I know they'd love it. We talked about it as a wedding venue when we were engaged, it would be stunning to get married there. x

Chelsea said...

I went to Festival Number 6 last year and just fell in love with the place, such a beautiful setting.

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

It looks gorgeous! Must add it to my places to visit list x

Yummy Blogger said...

I love too - would love to stay there! Where in West Wales do your parents live? I'm from near Aberystwyth.... (live in cardiff now

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They are from Aber! x

Polly Davies said...

We love Portmerion! Great place

gentri lee said...

Oh my gosssshhhhh... This place is stunning! Adding to my travel list, now.

Wild & Grizzly said...

Ooh I've always wanted to go to Port Merion and we've looked at Festival Number 6 there a few times. You've convinced me a trip in the summer is in order. x

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Laura Rocksteady said...

I love Portmerion - such a unique and special part of Wales and I think you made the right choice to submit it :) Hopefully will visit again this summer, it's been a while - love your photos


Laura x

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Another place in North Wales that gives me similar feelings is the 'Happy Valley' in Llandudno which is a bit closer to me so I get to go there more often.

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