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Highlight of the week
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This week's theme was: H is for Highlight

The highlight of the week was that for Graham's birthday (which is next Thursday), instead of a buying him a present we had a mini-break consisting of a night in Portmeirion and dinner at the Castell Deudraeth restaurant.

Castell Deudraeth

Here is the obligatory View From The Window Of Our room shot. We had a beautiful view over the estuary from No. 2, Cliff Cottages in the Portmeirion village.

View from the window of our room

I've been to Portmeirion once or twice before, I mean it is only 30 minutes drive from home, but it was lovely to have it more or less to ourselves this morning without crowds of tourists. The nice thing about actually staying the night in one of the cottages is that it's pretty deserted first thing in the morning.

Morning in Portmeirion

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queenoftheskies From: queenoftheskies Date: February 28th, 2016 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that's beautiful!
lizziebelle From: lizziebelle Date: February 28th, 2016 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is that the town where they filmed The Prisoner? I've always wanted to go there!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 29th, 2016 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is indeed the setting for The Prisoner. There is a Prisoner convention held there each year. I think it's mid-April this time.

"Town" is a bit of an exaggeration and even village is pushing it because most of the buildings are not proper houses but miniature versions of bigger structures. But it has a strange charm and has been carefully designed to give interesting vistas at each turn.
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: February 29th, 2016 01:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
How lovely to get to see the village before the crowds arrive!

That sounds like a wonderful idea for a short break.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 29th, 2016 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Staying away overnight when within easy driving distance of home is rather nice, even if some might consider it a bit odd. I mean the nice part about staying in a good hotel is the staying in the hotel. But yes, I appreciated Portmeirion much more seeing it almost deserted rather than swarming with crowds of people eating ice cream and spoiling the views of the buildings.
apel From: apel Date: February 29th, 2016 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Portmeiron is such a weird and wonderful place.
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