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Highways of Ulster

Hop on board and explore Ulster. The is plenty to to feast your eyes on both sides of the border but "nothing too strenuous", on this entertaining coach tour.

Travelogue 1950 22 mins

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What better way to soak up the sights of Northern Ireland than a whistlestop tour aboard a gleaming Ulster Transport Authority bus? The route takes us to some of the region's most idyllic locations, not least as we journey through the 'Black Arch' and along the Antrim Coast Road with its stunning seascapes. Later, the promise of a slab of 'yellow man' - the honeycomb-like confectionary - provides the perfect excuse to hop-off at Ballycastle for the Ould Lammas Fair.

Aside from the typical tourist 'must-sees', such as the Mountains of Mourne, Giant's Causeway and City Hall, this colourful film also features Silent Valley - with its enormous reservoirs - and charming scenes of afternoon tea at the Great Northern Hotel, Rostrevor and of Belfast's York Road Rail station, which ran from 1848 until its closure in 1992. This film was produced by the Ulster Transport Authority and used by theNorthern Ireland Tourist Board. These government departments were particularly busy in the mid-1950s to late 1960s, creating films that aimed to sell Northern Ireland as a holiday destination.