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Tiny Anglesey Airport is approximately 30 miles from Portmeirion, and hosts twice daily flights from Cardiff Airport on weekdays. The nearest major international airports to Portmeirion are Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport, both approximately two hours away by road.
Manchester Airport is the third busiest airport in the United Kingdom, and offers flights to and from over 190 destinations around the world. As you might expect from such a major airport, it boasts every amenity the traveller might need, including ATMs, currency exchange, car rental desks, children’s play areas, multi-faith prayer rooms and a huge selection of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. In addition you can avoid the stress of early morning and late night flights by spending a night in one of several hotels within the airport complex.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport offers flights to and from a wide range of destinations in Europe, and also provides useful facilities such as ATMs, currency exchange, car rental desks, a prayer room, and a good number of shops and places to eat and drink. Like Manchester, Liverpool Airport also has a number of on-site hotels.
Manchester Airport hosts over 50 airlines, which fly to over 190 direct destinations in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia, while Liverpool Airport offers flights to approximately 60 destinations within Europe. Both airports provide a good number of domestic flights within the UK.
The quickest way to get from Manchester or Liverpool Airports to Portmeirion is by car. The journey from Manchester airport and Liverpool airport is around 100 miles, and takes about two hours. You can also travel by coach or train, but your journey could take a bit longer.
Why not arrange a car rental through Expedia, and get from the airport to Portmeirion as soon after your flight as possible?
Portmeirion is a unique and magical place at any time of the year, but you may want to visit in the warmer seasons to take fullest advantage of its seaside setting.
There are a number of annual events you might like to attend. Since 2012, Portmeirion has hosted Festival No. 6, an annual art and music festival. The festival takes its name from Patrick McGoohan’s character in The Prisoner, known only as ‘number 6’. It takes place in September, and features music from big names in a wide range of genres, as well as book readings, poetry and talks. You can either book accommodation in the village for the festival or take advantage of the camping on offer.
PortmeiriCon is the name given to an annual The Prisoner convention, when fans of the iconic television show descend upon Portmeirion for an April weekend. Sticking with the theme of The Prisoner, and also held in April, the 6th Trail is an annual race through the tracks and trails of the woodland around Portmeirion.