portmeirion.jpg Gothamist is already beginning to plan our summer holidays away from New York, and we want to help you plan your summer trip. Idea #1: Portmeirion in Wales. A zany place created by Clough Williams-Ellis early in the century as the embodiment of his ideas about architecture and beauty. Something is a little off though. Maybe it's because they filmed The Prisoner here in the 1960s. The show has been caricatured in many films and t.v. shows, most notably in the Mr. X episode of The Simpsons.