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2022 Group

Spring Steampunk Social

Steampunk at Portmeirion

Spring 2023

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Welcome!

Aberystwyth Steampunk Spectacular is on tour for spring 2023! We will be visiting the iconic location of Portmeirion, star of the television series The Village and The Prisoner series.

This is the perfect setting for a social event for steampunkers from far and wide. Come and join us for a day of promenading and socialising, with the odd bit of spontaneous teapot racing and tea duelling!

Where?

Portmeirion
Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER

When?

Activities

We have a variety of exciting activities for you to get involved with!

Promenading

Promenading

The event will see the magnificently dressed steampunks promenading in Portmeirion, in all their creative splendour.

Teapot Racing

Teapot Racing

The event will also host the Teapot Racing with members organsied by the legendary British Teapot Racers.

Steam Train

Steam Train Journey

Join us for a splendid journey on a steam train through the beautiful Welsh countryside.

Tea Duelling

Tea Duelling

Tea Duelling will commence at the central piazza, tea and biscuits at the ready! Dare you take part? Organised by Tink from the legendary Llangollen Faery Festival.

Teapot Sumo

Teapot Sumo

Teapot sumo is the latest in Steampunk robotics. Build your own 2KG robotic sumo and challenge your steampunk competitors to push the opponent out of the Dohyō (sumo ring).

Parasol Duelling

Parasol Duelling

Dare you take part in this ultimate game of rock, paper scissors?

Fashion Show

Fashion Show

Join us to show off your magnificent creations at the first Portmeirion steampunk fashion show.

Click the image above to take part in this splendid fashion show.

Traders

Traders

Get your exclusive Steampunk attire from our outdoor traders, in attendance will be Lurcher Gallery and Steampunk Global.

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

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Saturday Event Opens

Ticket office opens at Portmeirion, event is officially open.

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Welcome @ Central Piazza

Event is opened by Steve at the central piazza.

Teapot Sumo

Teapot Sumo @ Central Piazza

Teapot sumo is the latest in Steampunk robotics. Challenge your steampunk competitors to push the opponent out of the Dohyō (sumo ring).

Tea Duelling

Tea Duelling @ Central Piazza

Tea Duelling will commence at the central piazza, tea and biscuits at the ready! Dare you take part? Organised by Tink from the legendary Llangollen Faery Festival.

Meurig Rees Jones

Portmeirion Guided Tour. @ Toll & Welcome Area

Free guided tour of the history and architecture of this classic Italian village.

Parasol Duelling

Peacock Parade @ Toll & Welcome Area

The Peacocks Parade will see the magnificently dressed promenading Portmeirion for all to see their creative splendour.

Teapot Racing

Teapot Racing. @ Central Piazza

The event will also host the Teapot Racing with members. Organsied by the legendary British Teapot Racers.

Group Photo

Fashion Show @ Central Piazza

Join us to show off your magnificent creations at the first Portmeirion steampunk fashion show.

Group Photo

Group Photograph @ Central Piazza

Join us for the group photograph at the central piazza.

Portmeirion

Event Closes

Event closes at 5:30.

Portmeirion

Sunday Event Opens

Ticket office opens at Portmeirion, event is officially open.

Welcome

Welcome @ Central Piazza

Event is opened by Steve at the central piazza.

Teapot Sumo

Teapot Sumo @ Central Piazza

Teapot sumo is the latest in Steampunk robotics. Challenge your steampunk competitors to push the opponent out of the Dohyō (sumo ring).

Tea Duelling

Tea Duelling @ Central Piazza

Tea Duelling will commence at the central piazza, tea and biscuits at the ready! Dare you take part? Organised by Tink from the legendary Llangollen Faery Festival.

Meurig Rees Jones

Portmeirion Guided Tour. @ Toll & Welcome Area

Free guided tour of the history and architecture of this classic Italian village.

Parasol Duelling

Peacock Parade @ Toll & Welcome Area

The Peacocks Parade will see the magnificently dressed promenading Portmeirion for all to see their creative splendour.

Teapot Racing

Teapot Racing. @ Central Piazza

The event will also host the Teapot Racing with members. Organsied by the legendary British Teapot Racers.

Group Photo

Fashion Show @ Central Piazza

Join us to show off your magnificent creations at the first Portmeirion steampunk fashion show.

Group Photo

Group Photograph @ Central Piazza

Join us for the group photograph at the central piazza.

Portmeirion

Event Closes

Event closes at 5:30.

1) TOLL & WELCOME AREA

The Toll & Welcome Area is home to the Main Toll Gate entrance to the village, as well as the coach car park, Welcome Centre and public toilets.

2) CLIFFTOP & CHANTRY ROW

Clifftop & Chantry Row offers spectacular views of the Estuary. Guests can walk down to the Clifftop Rotunda, or Grotto, featuring sweeping views across the Estuary. Stop to hear Clough Williams-Ellis give an introduction to the village at the Soundscape under Bridge House.

3) BATTERY SQUARE & CAMPANILE

The Mermaid Spa is located in Battery Square. Walk over to the Mermaid Spa for beautiful coastal views. Battery Square is home to The Round House, which was the fictional home of Number 6 in the TV series The Prisoner. The Campanile Bell Tower is the focal feature of Battery Square.

4) CENTRAL PIAZZA

No Italian village is complete without a central piazza. The Central Piazza at Portmeirion features a fountain pool, Gloriette, Gothic Pavilion, the Bristol Colonnade and the giant chessboard.

5) SALUTATION SQUARE

In Salutation Square, guests will find the Triumphal Arch. Some of the best views of the village can be enjoyed from Salutation Square.

6) TOWN HALL

The historic Hercules Hall is located in this part of the village. Hercules Hall is an Arts-and-Crafts style village hall designed to house a Jacobean ceiling, panelling and mullioned windows salvaged from Emral Hall in Flintshire. You will also find the Hercules Hall and Tudor Room private function rooms in this area of the village.

7) THE HOTEL & QUAYSIDE

Explore the Coastal Path, Estuary, Amis Reunis, the Observatory Tower and the Casino at The Hotel & Quayside.

8) Y GWYLLT WOODLANDS

From the Triumphal Arch in Salutation Square, there are two main paths into Y Gwyllt Woodlands. Featuring 70 acres of woodland and 20 miles of walking paths, the Woodland is home to hidden treasures including the Dog Cemetery, Ghost Garden, Tangle Wood and the Chinese Lake. Guests can enjoy a breath-taking view of the village and estuary from the Gazebo, designed by Susan Williams-Ellis to mark the centenary of Clough's birth.

9) CASTELL DEUDRAETH

Removed from the main village, Castell Deudraeth stands proudly on the main drive in and out of the village.

Event Venue

Please see below for more information about our extraordinary venue this year!

Portmeirion Village

There is so much to see and do at Portmeirion. Visit The Village, with its variety of shops, cafes, colourful buildings, picturesque piazza and exhibitions. Next, explore the 70 acres of exotic woodlands with 19 miles of pathways which cut through forests, secret spaces and coastal coves.

F.A.Q

  • No. Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the premises (with the exception of assistance dogs). See the Portmeirion website for more details: https://portmeirion.wales/frequently-asked-questions

  • Steampunk discount for attendees in their steampunk finery - £11 per adult, free for children under 15.

    Standard Summer-season day tickets - £17 per adult, free for children under 15.

    Tickets only include the entrance to the site. You can purchase tickets at the entrance to the village

    Steampunk activities organised by 'Aber Steampunk' will be free during the day.

  • Several free car parks are available next to the village.

Buy Tickets

Tickets are unlimited and cover the entrance fee to Portmeirion.

Steampunk Entrance (Adult)
£11

For all guests in their steampunk finery, the entrance fee has been reduced to £11 per adult for a day ticket.


Steampunk Entrance tickets may only be purchased from the site entrance during the event.

Steampunk Entrance (Under 15s)
£9

For all children in their steampunk finery, the entrance fee has been reduced to £9 per child for a day ticket.


Steampunk Entrance tickets may only be purchased from the site entrance during the event.

Standard Entrance
£17

Standard Day tickets can be purchased from the Portmeirion website, or from the entrance on the day.


Tickets may be purchased from the entrance during the event.

Children under 5
£ Free


All children under 5 years old can enter the Portmeirion village for free.

Contact Us

You can contact us via any of the methods below.

Phone Number

07817 364878