Exploring the tourist attractions of the North Coast

Details

Location

Dunluce Castle, Portstewart

Year

1957

Source

Format

16mm

colour

Length

13min 00sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI

Rights Holder

Rights are managed by National Museums Northern Ireland on behalf of Tourism NI, Tourism NI

Description

A delightful expedition to some of Northern Ireland's most iconic and historic tourist locations.

We open on Dunluce Castle, a medieval stronghold whose ruins are situated precariously close to the sea. Comprising thousands of hexagonal basaltic pillars, the Giant's Causeway is a unique rock formation of nature's own carving. Finally, we come to the seaside resort of Portstewart, whose harbour and scenic coastal paths form an Atlantic promenade leading to two miles of golden strand.
 

Notes

This material is amongst a wealth of footage that was generated by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.  This government department had their own staff who documented the region through stills and moving images and the films they created capture various facets of life in Northern Ireland. The department was particularly busy in the mid-1950s to late 1960s, creating films that aimed to sell Northern Ireland as a holiday destination. This material captures Northern Ireland at an interesting time, post-World War Two and pre-Troubles. These rushes were used in the film 'Through Ulster'.

Credits

Digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.

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