About the film

A Technicolor film exploring the beautiful scenery and famous buildings around Snowdonia, Wales.


  • Release year - 1945
  • Director - Horace Shepherd
  • Production company - Inspiration Pictures
  • Screenplay - Wyn Griffith
  • Cinematographer - Cyril Knowles
  • Composer - Horace Shepherd
  • Narration - Howyll Davies
  • Sound recording - Norman Leevers
  • Musical director - Idloes Owen
  • Vocal Accompaniment by - The Lyrian Singers
  • Running time (minutes) - 15 mins 42 secs

Original description

The castle and the countryside

'A picture of some of the loveliest scenery in Wales; the view from the summit of Snowdon, historic Conway Castle, the Swallow Falls. Shots of Caernarvon Castle include the King's Gate, the ruined Banqueting Hall and the Eagle Tower, where the Welsh flag and the Union Jack fly side by side.'

(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)

Did you know?

  • The commentary is written by (Llewelyn) Wyn Griffith, famous author of Up to Mametz (published 1931).
  • Idloes Owen founded the Welsh National Opera in 1943 from members of the old Cardiff Grand Opera Company, the BBC Welsh Singers, and the Lyrian Signers, who feature in this film.

All films are subject to the Creative Commons licence guidelines.

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