North West Wales

Portmeirion, in Gwynedd, in Royal Mail stamp collection

Image caption The Italianate village was the location of the 1960s TV series The Prisoner

The picturesque Gwynedd village of Portmeirion is among 26 iconic places around the UK chosen by the Royal Mail for a new stamp collection.

The Italianate village renowned for its innovative and flamboyant design will represent the letter P.

It was built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1926-1939 and 1954-1972, and has 250,000 visitors annually.

It is also famed for its pottery and it was the setting of the cult 1960s TV series The Prisoner.

The letters A-L were released last October and M-Z was released on Tuesday.

A spokesperson said the stamps commemorated British heritage "as well as exploring the British way of life, celebrating the diversity of cultures and interests within the UK".

Other locations include the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, York Minster and the White Cliffs of Dover.

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