Get Your “Game of Thrones” Fix in Northern Ireland

If you’re a fan of the HBO TV series “Game of Thrones”, you’re probably not happy that the next and final season won’t be airing until 2019. But we have a great idea for getting your Westeros fix while you’re waiting! Plan a visit to some of the most iconic Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland.

Ireland and Northern Ireland have long been the setting of fantasy worlds. C.S. Lewis was inspired to write “The Chronicles of Narnia” based on the Mourne Mountains in County Down. The spellbinding green of the countryside, ancient castles and ruins, and fairytale forests have all played a part in several fantasies over the years.

You may be surprised to learn just how many scenes from “Game of Thrones” were filmed in Northern Ireland. While it’s easy to see roles like the northern castle of Winterfell or the Haunted Forest played by Castle Ward or Tollymore Forest Park, both in County Down, desert landscapes are also represented, such as the Dothraki Sea as played by Binevenagh, County Londonderry/Antrim.

For interior shots such as the iconic Throne Room and The Sept of Baelor, the producers enlisted the help of Titanic Studios in Belfast. The studio lot is named for the fated ship that was built there, and the current building spaces take up some of the old shipyard.

There are dozens of tours to take in Northern Ireland if you want to walk in the footsteps of your favorite Game of Thrones characters. You can even meet the direwolves or participate in a medieval banquet, all without shedding any blood whatsoever.

You can get a full list of “Game of Thrones” filming locations from Ireland Tourism here.

We work with several companies to set up Game of Thrones tours for fans who happen to be in Northern Ireland for some of the most breathtaking golf in the world. Get in touch today for a free quote!