Portmeirion villagePortmeirion , United Kingdom
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Webcam shows a very unusual small town – the popular tourist village of Portmeirion, located in the administrative region of Gwynedd, North Wales.
Portmeirion, which you see online, was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975. As can be clearly seen in the live stream, the type of settlement resembles a traditional Italian village.
Portmeirion in the online web camera multiple times has been used as a filming location for various films and television shows, the most famous of which is the 1960s television series of “The Prisoner”.
Portmeirion, that you see in live camera, is often compared to the Italian city of Portofino, but the project’s author has consistently denied this comparison. As conceived by Clough Williams-Ellis, the tourist settlement in this webcam was supposed to only create the atmosphere of the Mediterranean and resemble Italy.
During the construction of Portmeirion village in the live camera, destroyed buildings’ fragments designed by other architects were used also.
The modern central hotel building and the cottages of “White Horses”, “Mermaid”, and “The Salutation” have a long history dating back to about 1700. Later, there was a foundry and a shipyard. At that time, the estate in the live feed was called Aber Iâ (in Welsh “Ice Mouth”). In 1925, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis bought Aber Iâ from his uncle, Sir Osmond Williams, and gave the name of Portmeirion in the webcam.
The ruins of the castle Aber Iâ or Castell Gwain Goch and Castell Deudraeth lie in the forest near the village in this online camera.
The modern Castell Deudraeth hotel opened on 20 August 2001. The opening ceremony was performed by Welsh opera diva Bryn Terfel.
As you can see in the webcam, the garden of Portmeirion village is replete with rhododendrons and other exotic plants. Nowadays, the settlement continues to grow and develop.
Portmeirion, you see online, is owned by a charitable foundation. It is one large hotel village with buildings: hotel rooms and self-catering cottages. There are shops, restaurants, cafes and teahouses in Portmeirion territory.
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