Journey into the heart of Winterfell, Dragonstone, Vaes Dothrak and more in Northern Ireland, one of the key filming locations for HBO’s Game of Thrones series.
You’ve witnessed the epic battles, devastating shipwrecks and bloody betrothals. Now you can experience them for real. With so much Game of Thrones action captured in Northern Ireland, this is about as close as to the Seven Kingdoms you can get without losing your head.
It’s here you can follow the footsteps of Jon Snow through timeworn landscapes or grab a bow and learn how to shoot like a wildling. Where you can sail the same waters as Davos Seaworth, train with broadswords and behold where the Iron Throne sits.
Now, set forth into the real-world Westeros, and seek your destiny in Northern Ireland.
If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”
Intricate plots, irresistible characters and head-crushing duels aside, it’s the scenery that stands out like a giant riding a mammoth on Game of Thrones. Northern Ireland’s bewitching landscapes and centuries-old castles lend the show its lived-in feel and have made this land of adventure the centre of fantasy pilgrimages.
Here, fans explore locations like Winterfell, embark on self-drive tours directed by Game of Thrones signposts, and take guided tours around iconic sites rooted in myth and legend. Seeing, after all, is believing.
Keep watch for dark spirits at the Cushendun Caves. This is where Lady Melisandre gave birth to the shadow creature.
And it doesn’t end there. Devoted fans have started throwing themselves into the action in Northern Ireland through imaginative activities and immersive experiences. From donning house sigils and learning archery in the home of the Starks to testing their mettle with direwolves and training with falcons, this is where Game of Thrones becomes real.
Any man who must say, I am the king, is no true king.
It’s said that Kings and Queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men all play the ‘Game of Thrones’. In Northern Ireland, you’ll get a glimpse into the lives of each when you visit the goldsmiths where crowns, brooches and more are forged. Need to replenish your strength? Pour yourself a horn of ale or tuck into some roasted hog and bask in the revelry at an authentic banquet. Just don’t forget to come back to reality once its over.
Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland: the journey, the reality and the experience begins here.
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