Welcome to Wales’ take on the Italian Riviera: the technicolour village of Portmeirion ( left) was dreamt up by wealthy traveller Sir Clough Williams as a reimagination of Portofino in the 1920s, and today plays host to Festival No.6, an annual music and culture weekender. If camping isn’t for you, rent a local cottage or stay at one of the village’s B&BS after a day of listening to author Will Self give a reading on the piazza, partying to garage music in the woods and dining at a white-tablecloth banquet of locally caught fish by the sea’s edge. From £180 for a weekend ticket, 6–9 September (festivalnumber6.com).
FESTIVAL NO. 6, GWYNEDD