You can ride the Ffestionog narrow-guage railway from nearby Porthmadog, crossing the historic Cob. If you are staying on the other side of Snowdonia, you can even take the train all the way from Blaenau Ffestiniog deep in the mountains. The ride from Blaenau Ffestiniog, through Snowdonia National Park, is stunning and shouldn't be missed.
To get to Portmeirion, take the train to Minffordd Station, and exit in the direction of Porthmadog. Walk along the main road until you see a left turn. Follow that road to Portmeirion (it's signposted).
It certainly looks inviting doesn't it? Moored just outside the hotel, on the edge of the beautiful bay you come across the 'Amis Reunis'. Keen to enquire about her availbiilty for a fishing trip or a coastline cruise you hop aboard only to find that her cabin is unmanned. What kind of Marie Celeste vessel is this?
Well actually, it's the same one that featured in the TV series , it's made of stone and isn't going anywhere either now, in the immediate future, or indeed in the centuries to come.*
*Though bits of it doubtless do fall off due to erosion and are swept out to sea for their own romantic little adventure.