The ‘magical’ village dubbed ‘Wales’ paradise’ has been voted one of the UK’s most Instagrammable landmarks

North Wales contains many stunning sights which attract the attention of millions of visitors every year.

But one location in particular, which has been described as “heaven in Wales”, has proven particularly popular on social media.

Famous for its Italian charm, the village of Portmeirion in Gwynedd has been named one of the country’s most ‘Instagrammable’ landmarks.

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Although the village is well known to locals for its colorful backdrop and idyllic scenery, it seems Portmeirion’s unique charm has also caught the eye of ‘budding influencers’.

Portmeirion is among the five most ‘Instagrammable’ landmarks in the UK, according to research by an online art gallery SINGULAR.

Anyone who uses social media knows that a great backdrop is key to getting your photo noticed online – so Portmeirion is an Instagrammer’s dream.



Portmeirion has been dubbed ‘Wales’ little Italy’

Built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975, the picturesque village has been home to numerous films and television sets, including the iconic 1960s show The Prisoner.

It’s home to a slew of quirky, colorful Italian-inspired buildings that researchers say make it the perfect Instagram backdrop.

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The village has been tagged on Instagram more than 4,000 times in the last year alone, making it Britain’s fifth most popular landmark on social media.

According to the researchers, the “enchanting” landscape of the village makes it the “ultimate” backdrop for the photo shoot.

Other British landmarks on the list include London’s Tower Bridge and the Beatles’ famous Abbey Road junction in Liverpool.



The stunning views of the village make the perfect Instagram backdrop
The stunning views of the village make the perfect Instagram backdrop

Ranked alongside some of the UK’s most iconic landmarks, the picturesque village of Gwynedd has clearly captured people‘s hearts.

Following a visit last December, one person shared their experience on the travel site Tripadvisor.

In a review titled ‘Heaven In Wales’ they said: “Fantastic service, exquisite food and stunning scenery! The place is simply magical! Although the 3 hour drive wasn’t ideal, once we got there it was worth it. Highly recommend a visit to this place”

Another wrote: “Little Italy in Wales. Beautiful and quirky location. Lots of beautiful buildings and architecture. The Portmerion hotel overlooks the bay which is absolutely delightful. Stayed in the apartment anchorage which was lovely. Can’t wait to go back.”

SINGULART’s Marion Sailhen said, “As many of us are looking to research some of the best looking places for our Instagram feeds, we wanted to conduct some research to find out what the best places are.

“From floral walls to street art, to some of the UK’s most iconic landmarks, there are plenty of places across the country to snap the perfect Instagram shot.

“We hope those looking for new places to get their Instagram shots will find inspiration in the search!”.

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