11th - 15th June, Belfast Waterfront

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About The Exhibition

Be transported to the enchanted world of Westeros at the Game of Thrones® exhibition at Belfast Waterfront from June 11th - 15th.

Free of charge, the not-to-be-missed exhibition will feature new installations, showcasing a collection of nearly 100 original artefacts from pivotal scenes in seasons 1, 2 and 3, plus select pieces from the fourth season premiering in 2014.

Specifically created to bring the enchanted world of the show and its characters directly to fans, the exhibit will offer a fresh perspective on the show, focusing on key places, characters and relationships from the series.

Get the full experience and tour the Game of Thrones Northern Ireland filming locations while you are here.

Experience Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland

Exhibition Highlights

Costumes, Props, Armour And Weapons

Costumes, props, armour and weapons – created by artisans whose extraordinary craftsmanship has lent authenticity to the show since its inception, the collection includes a magnificent costume display featuring cloaks, dresses and armour; iconic artefacts such as model dragons and eggs; weaponry comprising of crossbows, daggers, spears, hatchets and swords; crowns and headdresses; jewelry; books, letters and maps; House banners; storyboards and much more.

Ascend the Wall – Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

Ascend the Wall is an unprecedented immersive entertainment experience that takes fans into the show and on a journey to the top of the Wall.

IRON THRONE

Have the opportunity to get your photo taken on the coveted Iron Throne.

Location

Belfast | June 11th – 15th 2014
Belfast Waterfront
2 Lanyon Place
Belfast
BT1 3WH

Directions to Belfast Waterfront

Filming Locations

Game of Thrones® features many stunning locations from across Northern Ireland, which is the perfect setting for the epic story with its rugged coast lines, historic castles and breathtaking scenery.

If you want to discover these epic places for yourself, we've put together a guide to some of the top locations that feature in the series.

Select another location:

  • Current Selected
    • Audley’s Field – Castle Ward / Strangford Lough
    • Beric Dondarrion Hideout – Pollnagollum Cave
    • Dragonstone – Downhill Beach
    • Iron Islands – Murlough Bay
    • King's Landing Brothel & Riverrun
    • North of Winterfell – Tollymore Forest Park
    • On the Kings Road, Dark Hedges
    • Pyke, Iron Islands
    • Stormlands – Larrybane
    • The Stormlands, Cushendun Caves
    • The Twins, The Riverlands
    • Tollymore Forest park
    • Winterfell – Castle Ward

Audley’s Field – Castle Ward / Strangford Lough

The very magical Castle Ward Estate is situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough, the lawns rise up to the unique 18th century house

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Audley’s Field – Castle Ward / Strangford Lough, on the shores of Strangford Lough/within the Castle Ward estate,

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Location Information

The very magical Castle Ward Estate is situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough, the lawns rise up to the unique 18th century house and its Gothic façade. This fascinating house features both Gothic and Classical styles of architectural treatment, internally and externally. Inside the beautiful 820 acre walled demesne there is an exotic sunken garden and paths that wind their way through woodland and suddenly open onto the quiet shores of the Lough. You will also find Audley’s field within the estate, where Robb Stark pitched his camp when he was waiting for a battle. This is where he first fell in love with Talisa, as she is tending the wounded on the battlefield, much to the dismay of his mother. Visitors to the area can explore the Castle Ward Farm Trail leading along the shores of Strangford Lough and then winding through the woodlands surrounding Audleys Castle.

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Beric Dondarrion Hideout – Pollnagollum Cave

The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, situated just outside Enniskillen...

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Beric Dondarrion Hideout – Pollnagollum Cave, near Belmore Mountain and the Marble Arch Cave system, Fermanagh

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Location Information

The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, situated just outside Enniskillen, County Fermanagh is one of Europe's finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. The caves are situated in a National Nature Reserve and the caves as well as the nearby Cuilcagh Mountain Park have jointly been recognised as a UNESCO Global Geopark, due to the world importance of their geology and landscapes. The site is the only UNESCO Geopark in Northern Ireland. Pollnagolllum Cave: Belmore Forest is part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark and you may remember it for being the exterior of Beric Dondarrion’s hideout. Beneath your feet lies an extensive maze of caves which attract cavers and potholers from far and wide to west Fermanagh. Depending on the time of day and year keep a watchful eye out for bats and birds around the cave entrance Tours of the cave complex start with an underground boat trip, after which your trained guide will conduct you through a variety of cave formations, including the Moses Walk, Porridge Pot and Guardian Angel. Naturally occurring stalactites and stalagmites are also visible throughout your tour.

Places Nearby

To Visit

Enniskillen

Bellanaleck

Belleek

Attractions

Devinish Island

Florencecourt

Marble Arch Caves

To Stay

Killyhevlin Hotel & Spa, Enniskillen

Manor House Country Hotel

Arch House - Tullycona, Florencourt

To Eat

Pinsapo Restaurant, Tempo

Scoffs Restaurant and Uno Wine Bar, Enniskillen

Sheelin Tea Shop

Book a short break

Dragonstone – Downhill Beach

One of our most iconic locations, Downhill beach is an 11km stretch of sand and surf located on the Causeway Coast of Antrim...

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Dragonstone – Downhill Beach , Londonderry

Featured Scenes

Season 2, episode 1: Storms End - Melisandre, "For the night is dark and full of terrors". Burning of the old gods. Davos Seaworth, Stannis Baratheon. Old retainer tries to stop her. She exhorts Stannis to draw a sword from the flames - "The Lightbringer". The conversion to the new god is complete. Old man tries to persuade Davos to stop Stannis.

Location Information

One of our most iconic locations, Downhill beach is an 11km stretch of sand and surf located on the Causeway Coast of Antrim. This magnificent location is also home to Mussenden Temple, Part of Downhill Demense, the temple was originally built as a summer library. It perches dramatically on a 120ft cliff top, high above the Atlantic Ocean with views to Magilligan Point and Fair Head.

Both the Temple and the surrounding views are among the most photographed scenes in Ireland. Fans will recognise this location as the Dragonstone exterior.

Places Nearby

To Visit

Portrush

Portstewart

Ballycastle

Attractions

Downhill Beach

Bushmills Distillery

Giant’s Causeway

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Iron Islands – Murlough Bay

Spectacular views and a world of breathtaking natural beauty can be seen for endless miles along the rugged rocks of Fair Head, Murlough Bay and Torr Head.

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Iron Islands – Murlough Bay, Antrim

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Location Information

Spectacular views and a world of breathtaking natural beauty can be seen for endless miles along the rugged rocks of Fair Head, Murlough Bay and Torr Head. This location was used as the Iron Islands and also in Season 2 scenes where Theon rides on a horse with his sister Yara – (he hasn’t yet realised it’s his sister) and Davos Seaworth is shipwrecked after the Battle of Blackwater Bay. To the east, Murlough Bay offers gentler slopes and wooded areas. Deemed as a ‘place of true beauty’, it offers views across the ocean to Rathlin Island, the Mull of Kintyre among other Scottish islands.

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King's Landing Brothel & Riverrun

Gosford Castle is a luxury, original castle and courtyard dwellings surrounded by a huge forest park and beautiful walled gardens...

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King's Landing Brothel & Riverrun, Gosford Castle, Armagh

Featured Scenes

The magnificent Gosford Castle features as Riverrun and for the scenes of Little Finger's brothel and rooms in season 3. The castle features in episodes 1, 3 and 5 where Robb executes Rickard Karstark in the garden.

Location Information

Gosford Castle is a luxury, original castle and courtyard dwellings surrounded by a huge forest park and beautiful walled gardens situated in Markethill County Armagh. It is the largest Grade A listed building in Northern Ireland and is surrounded by a beautiful forest park which visitor's can explore.

Gosford Castle has been used as the set for Kings Landing brothel.

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North of Winterfell – Tollymore Forest Park

Tollymore Forest Park which was featured in the first episode of series one covers an area of almost 630 hectares at the foot of the...

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North of Winterfell – Tollymore Forest Park , Tollymore Forest Park, Down

Featured Scenes

Season 1, episode 1: A member of the Night's Watch rides through a snow-covered forest. He comes upon a gruesome sight - dismembered Wildling bodies lying in the snow. He encounters a White Walker and gallops away fleeing the scene. Later, Ned Stark and his boys come across a stag which has been gored. Nearby they find direwolf pups.

Location Information

Tollymore Forest Park which was featured in the first episode of series one covers an area of almost 630 hectares at the foot of the Mourne mountains offering stunning views of sea at nearby Newcastle.

The park is a fantastic area for many outdoor activities including walking, caravanning/camping, horse riding and orienteering.

Places Nearby

To Visit

Newcastle

Rostrevor

Dundrum

Attractions

Silent Valley Reservoir

Dundrum Castle

Murlough Nature Reserve

To Stay

Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle

The Oyster Catcher B&B Rostrevor

Hillyard House B&B, Castlewellan

To Eat

Mourne Seafood Bar, Dundrum

Maghera Inn, Castlewellan

Percy French, Newcastle

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On the Kings Road, Dark Hedges

This beautiful avenue of beech trees has been used as the location for the Kingsroad in the hit show. It was planted by...

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On the Kings Road, Dark Hedges, The Dark Hedges, Antrim

Featured Scenes

Season 2, episode 1: On the Kingsroad, Arya Stark has escaped from King's Landing, disguised as a boy. She is with Yoren, Gendry, Hot Pie and others who are to join the Night's Watch, in a cart, travelling north on the King's Road.

Location Information

This beautiful avenue of beech trees has been used as the location for the Kingsroad in the hit show. It was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century and intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House.

Two centuries later, the Dark Hedges remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. (Photo by Stevie Black)

Places Nearby

To Visit

Ballycastle

Ballymoney

Attractions

Scullion Hurls

Leslie Hill Estate

Ballymoney Museum

To Stay

Country Garden House

Harmony Hill Guesthouse

Drumadoon Hall

To Eat

A Bite Above

Ground Expresso Bar

Blackwater Bar and Restaurant, Dervock - 02820742143

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Photo by Stevie Black

Pyke, Iron Islands

Ballintoy is situated in one of the most picturesque parts of North Antrim between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope...

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Pyke, Iron Islands , Pyke, Iron Islands – Ballintoy Harbour, Antrim

Featured Scenes

Season 2, episode 2 - Theon Greyjoy in small tender from ship, sets foot back on the Iron Islands. A woman approaches and offers to help Theon get back to Pyke. He tells her who he is, but she does not confirm her identity.

Season 2, epsiode 5 - Theon Greyjoy admires his ship, the Sea Bitch, but he has difficulty managing his crew. His sister appears and makes fun of him and his weakness. Dagmer Cleftjaw arrives to help him out and eggs him on to ignore his father's orders and instead to sail to Torrhen’s Square and take it.

Location Information

Ballintoy doubled as Lordsport Harbour (The Iron Islands) and the homecoming of Theon Greyjoy after ten years in Winterfell. The beach at Ballintoy is where Theon was baptized into the faith of the 'Drowned God', cementing his return to the House of Greyjoy.

Ballintoy is situated in one of the most picturesque parts of North Antrim between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and looks out to Rathlin Island and beyond to Scotland.

As you come over the Knocksoghey Brae from Ballycastle or in from Whitepark Bay you are greeted by spectacular views, each one featuring Ballintoy Church. This stunning seaside location has been used for exterior Pyke shots.

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Stormlands – Larrybane

Located along the stunning North Coast close to Carrick-Rede Rope Bridge, this area is exceptional in is natural beauty...

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Stormlands – Larrybane , Antrim

Featured Scenes

Season 2, episode 3 - At Renly Baratheon's camp, with Margaery Tyrell of House Tyrell. A tourney is taking place - where Brienne of Tarth bests Ser Loras and is given a place in Renly's Kingsguard as her reward. Catelyn Stark comes to treat with Renly Baratheon (now also calling himself King), on behalf of her son, Robb Stark, King in the North. Renly Baratheon swears he will avenge Ned Stark's death and bring Catelyn Joffrey's head when he takes Kings Landing. Renly confirms he has the Reach and the Stormlands behind him.

Season 2, episode 4 - Lord Baelish, Littlefinger, arrives at Renly Baratheon's camp.

Season 2, episode 5: Renly is dead. Stannis' fleet is off shore and approaching fast.

Location Information

Located along the stunning North Coast close to Carrick-Rede Rope Bridge, this area is exceptional in is natural beauty. Larrybane headland, which once stretched out towards Sheep Island and had a promontory fort on the top dating to 800AD, had large caves underneath which once served as home to boat builders and a safe resting place from winter storms.

Despite having been quarried in the 1950's this quarry is still worth a visit for its exceptional views. Fans will recognise this location as Storm's End.

Places Nearby

To Visit

Ballycastle Town

Bushmills Town

Ballintoy

Attractions

Bonmargy Friary

Rathlin Island

Giant’s Causeway

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The Stormlands, Cushendun Caves

The Caves at Cushendun were formed over a period of 400 million years and extreme weather conditions in Ireland. They can...

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The Stormlands, Cushendun Caves, Antrim

Featured Scenes

Season 2, episode 4: At the behest of Stannis, Davos Seaworth lands Melisandre ashore. He witnesses her giving birth to the shadow baby (which will eventually kill Renly).

Location Information

The Caves at Cushendun were formed over a period of 400 million years and extreme weather conditions in Ireland. They can be found just beyond the beautiful coastal village and can be accessed by foot next to the Bay Hotel and Cave House.

Places Nearby

To Visit

Cushendun Village

Waterfoot Village

Ballycastle Town

Attractions

Fair Head/Torr Head Scenic Route

Glenariff Waterfall

Rathlin Island

To Stay

Cloneymore House B&B, Cushendun

Dieskart Farm B&B, Cushendall

Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough

To Eat

Glenarm Castle Walled Garden Tea Room

Glenariff Tea House and Craft Shop

Hastings Ballygally Hotel

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Photo by J. Bloor (Flickr)

The Twins, The Riverlands

Located on the north bank of the Quoile River, Inch Abbey was founded by John de Courcy in atonement for his destruction of...

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The Twins, The Riverlands, Inch Abbey on the River Quoile, Down

Featured Scenes

Season 1, episode 9: Robb's army at the Trident. He is with Theon Greyjoy and his mother Catelyn. They need to cross the Trident at The Twins, which is held by the Freys. Catelyn goes to bargain with Walder Frey to allow them to cross.

Season 1, episode 10: Catelyn and Robb hear of Ned's beheading; "We will kill them all". Much of the filming also takes place in the Titanic Studios right in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, Belfast.

Location Information

Located on the north bank of the Quoile River, Inch Abbey was founded by John de Courcy in atonement for his destruction of Erenagah Abbey. The Quoile River features as the Riverlands/Red Fork.

The buildings at Inch Abbey are mainly from the 12th and 13th centuries while it is believed the church is older than that at Grey Abbey which was built around 1193. The historic site is used as the locations of the Twins in the Riverlands.

Places Nearby

To Visit

Strangford Village

Killyleagh Village

Ardglass

Attractions

Tyrella Beach

Quoile Pondage Nature Reserve

St Patrick’s Centre

To Stay

Burrendale Hotel & Country Club, Newcastle

Dufferin Arms Coaching Inn , Killyleagh

The Rivermill B&B, Ardglass

To Eat

The Cuan, Strangford

Norma J’s, Downpatrick

Picnic Delicatessen/Café, Killyleagh

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Tollymore Forest park

Situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and offering stunning views of sea at nearby Newcastle, Tollymore Forest Park is a rare treat.

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Tollymore Forest park,

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Location Information

Situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and offering stunning views of sea at nearby Newcastle, Tollymore Forest Park is a rare treat. Most famous to Game of Thrones fans for the scenes where Theon Greyjoy is being chased on horseback by the ‘bastard of Bolton’, Ramsay Snow, Tollymore Forest Park is a fantastic area for many outdoor activities including walking, caravanning/camping, horse riding and orienteering and includes four walking trails signposted by different colours. The Shimna River flows through the forest adding to its reputation for being a superb place for a picnic. Look out for a barn dressed up to look like a church, stone cones atop gate piers and gothic-style gate arches all show the influence of that highly individualistic designer, Thomas Wright of Durham (1711-1786), who was a friend of Lord Clanbrassil, owner of Tollymore at that time. Situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and offering stunning views of sea at nearby Newcastle, Tollymore Forest Park is a rare treat. Most famous to Game of Thrones fans for the scenes where Theon Greyjoy is being chased on horseback by the ‘bastard of Bolton’, Ramsay Snow, Tollymore Forest Park is a fantastic area for many outdoor activities including walking, caravanning/camping, horse riding and orienteering and includes four walking trails signposted by different colours. The Shimna River flows through the forest adding to its reputation for being a superb place for a picnic.
Look out for a barn dressed up to look like a church, stone cones atop gate piers and gothic-style gate arches all show the influence of that highly individualistic designer, Thomas Wright of Durham (1711-1786), who was a friend of Lord Clanbrassil, owner of Tollymore at that time.
A walk along the Shimna River is marked by many curiosities, natural and artificial - rocky outcrops, bridges, grottos and caves. Elsewhere in the park the tree lover can examine experimental forest plots - some of exotic trees such as monkey puzzle and eucalyptus - or admire the tall giant redwoods and Monterey pines. Oak wood from Tollymore was the preferred material for the interiors of the White Star liners including the 'Titanic' which was built in Belfast. Seek out the original tree of the slow-growing spruce, Picea abies 'Clanbrassiliana' which originated nearby in about 1750 and is the oldest tree in any arboretum in Ireland. A magnificent avenue of Deodar cedars is a striking feature of the entrance to this romantic forest park in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains which are even said to have been the inspiration for the fantasy tales by C S Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia.

Places Nearby

To Visit

Newcastle Town

Castlewellan Forest Park

Dundrum

Attractions

Silent Valley Reservoir

Dundrum Castle

Murlough Nature Reserve

To Stay

Slieve Donard Resort and Spa Newcastle

Arley House, Dundrum

To Eat

Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, Newcastle

Harbour House Inn, Newcastle

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Winterfell – Castle Ward

Castle Ward which may be more familiar as The Wispering Wood or Winterfell is situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford...

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Winterfell – Castle Ward, Castle Ward, Down

Featured Scenes

The grounds featured in season 1, episode 1 where King Robert Barratheon and his retinue arrive at Winterfell.

It also features in episode 2 where King Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark talk during a hunt: "There's a war coming Ned" and then also in episode 10 with Bran and Osha at Winterfell.

Location Information

Castle Ward which may be more familiar as Winterfell is situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough.

This fascinating house features both Gothic and Classical styles of architectural treatment, internally and externally. Inside the beautiful 820 acre walled demesne you will find an exotic sunken garden and paths that wind their way through woodland and suddenly open onto the quiet shores of the Lough.

Places Nearby

To Visit

Killyleagh Village

Strangford Village

Ardglass

Attractions

Killyleagh Castle

Inch Abbey

Exploris Aquarium

Clearsky Game of Thrones Package

To Eat

The Stableyard Tea Room, Castle Ward

Balloo House, Killinchy

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  • Audley’s Field – Castle Ward / Strangford Lough, on the shores of Strangford Lough/within the Castle Ward estate,

    Featured Scenes

    Location Information

    The very magical Castle Ward Estate is situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough, the lawns rise up to the unique 18th century house and its Gothic façade. This fascinating house features both Gothic and Classical styles of architectural treatment, internally and externally. Inside the beautiful 820 acre walled demesne there is an exotic sunken garden and paths that wind their way through woodland and suddenly open onto the quiet shores of the Lough. You will also find Audley’s field within the estate, where Robb Stark pitched his camp when he was waiting for a battle. This is where he first fell in love with Talisa, as she is tending the wounded on the battlefield, much to the dismay of his mother. Visitors to the area can explore the Castle Ward Farm Trail leading along the shores of Strangford Lough and then winding through the woodlands surrounding Audleys Castle.

    Book a short break
  • Beric Dondarrion Hideout – Pollnagollum Cave, near Belmore Mountain and the Marble Arch Cave system, Fermanagh

    Featured Scenes

    Location Information

    The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, situated just outside Enniskillen, County Fermanagh is one of Europe's finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. The caves are situated in a National Nature Reserve and the caves as well as the nearby Cuilcagh Mountain Park have jointly been recognised as a UNESCO Global Geopark, due to the world importance of their geology and landscapes. The site is the only UNESCO Geopark in Northern Ireland. Pollnagolllum Cave: Belmore Forest is part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark and you may remember it for being the exterior of Beric Dondarrion’s hideout. Beneath your feet lies an extensive maze of caves which attract cavers and potholers from far and wide to west Fermanagh. Depending on the time of day and year keep a watchful eye out for bats and birds around the cave entrance Tours of the cave complex start with an underground boat trip, after which your trained guide will conduct you through a variety of cave formations, including the Moses Walk, Porridge Pot and Guardian Angel. Naturally occurring stalactites and stalagmites are also visible throughout your tour.

    Places Nearby

    To Visit

    Enniskillen

    Bellanaleck

    Belleek

    Attractions

    Devinish Island

    Florencecourt

    Marble Arch Caves

    To Stay

    Killyhevlin Hotel & Spa, Enniskillen

    Manor House Country Hotel

    Arch House - Tullycona, Florencourt

    To Eat

    Pinsapo Restaurant, Tempo

    Scoffs Restaurant and Uno Wine Bar, Enniskillen

    Sheelin Tea Shop

    Book a short break
  • Dragonstone – Downhill Beach , Londonderry

    Featured Scenes

    Season 2, episode 1: Storms End - Melisandre, "For the night is dark and full of terrors". Burning of the old gods. Davos Seaworth, Stannis Baratheon. Old retainer tries to stop her. She exhorts Stannis to draw a sword from the flames - "The Lightbringer". The conversion to the new god is complete. Old man tries to persuade Davos to stop Stannis.

    Location Information

    One of our most iconic locations, Downhill beach is an 11km stretch of sand and surf located on the Causeway Coast of Antrim. This magnificent location is also home to Mussenden Temple, Part of Downhill Demense, the temple was originally built as a summer library. It perches dramatically on a 120ft cliff top, high above the Atlantic Ocean with views to Magilligan Point and Fair Head.

    Both the Temple and the surrounding views are among the most photographed scenes in Ireland. Fans will recognise this location as the Dragonstone exterior.

    Places Nearby

    To Visit

    Portrush

    Portstewart

    Ballycastle

    Attractions

    Downhill Beach

    Bushmills Distillery

    Giant’s Causeway

    Find out more Book a short break
  • Iron Islands – Murlough Bay, Antrim

    Featured Scenes

    Location Information

    Spectacular views and a world of breathtaking natural beauty can be seen for endless miles along the rugged rocks of Fair Head, Murlough Bay and Torr Head. This location was used as the Iron Islands and also in Season 2 scenes where Theon rides on a horse with his sister Yara – (he hasn’t yet realised it’s his sister) and Davos Seaworth is shipwrecked after the Battle of Blackwater Bay. To the east, Murlough Bay offers gentler slopes and wooded areas. Deemed as a ‘place of true beauty’, it offers views across the ocean to Rathlin Island, the Mull of Kintyre among other Scottish islands.

    Book a short break
  • King's Landing Brothel & Riverrun, Gosford Castle, Armagh

    Featured Scenes

    The magnificent Gosford Castle features as Riverrun and for the scenes of Little Finger's brothel and rooms in season 3. The castle features in episodes 1, 3 and 5 where Robb executes Rickard Karstark in the garden.

    Location Information

    Gosford Castle is a luxury, original castle and courtyard dwellings surrounded by a huge forest park and beautiful walled gardens situated in Markethill County Armagh. It is the largest Grade A listed building in Northern Ireland and is surrounded by a beautiful forest park which visitor's can explore.

    Gosford Castle has been used as the set for Kings Landing brothel.

    Find out more Book a short break
  • North of Winterfell – Tollymore Forest Park , Tollymore Forest Park, Down

    Featured Scenes

    Season 1, episode 1: A member of the Night's Watch rides through a snow-covered forest. He comes upon a gruesome sight - dismembered Wildling bodies lying in the snow. He encounters a White Walker and gallops away fleeing the scene. Later, Ned Stark and his boys come across a stag which has been gored. Nearby they find direwolf pups.

    Location Information

    Tollymore Forest Park which was featured in the first episode of series one covers an area of almost 630 hectares at the foot of the Mourne mountains offering stunning views of sea at nearby Newcastle.

    The park is a fantastic area for many outdoor activities including walking, caravanning/camping, horse riding and orienteering.

    Places Nearby

    To Visit

    Newcastle

    Rostrevor

    Dundrum

    Attractions

    Silent Valley Reservoir

    Dundrum Castle

    Murlough Nature Reserve

    To Stay

    Burrendale Hotel, Newcastle

    The Oyster Catcher B&B Rostrevor

    Hillyard House B&B, Castlewellan

    To Eat

    Mourne Seafood Bar, Dundrum

    Maghera Inn, Castlewellan

    Percy French, Newcastle

    Find out more Book a short break
  • On the Kings Road, Dark Hedges, The Dark Hedges, Antrim

    Featured Scenes

    Season 2, episode 1: On the Kingsroad, Arya Stark has escaped from King's Landing, disguised as a boy. She is with Yoren, Gendry, Hot Pie and others who are to join the Night's Watch, in a cart, travelling north on the King's Road.

    Location Information

    This beautiful avenue of beech trees has been used as the location for the Kingsroad in the hit show. It was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century and intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House.

    Two centuries later, the Dark Hedges remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. (Photo by Stevie Black)

    Photo by Stevie Black

    Places Nearby

    To Visit

    Ballycastle

    Ballymoney

    Attractions

    Scullion Hurls

    Leslie Hill Estate

    Ballymoney Museum

    To Stay

    Country Garden House

    Harmony Hill Guesthouse

    Drumadoon Hall

    To Eat

    A Bite Above

    Ground Expresso Bar

    Blackwater Bar and Restaurant, Dervock - 02820742143

    Find out more Book a short break
  • Pyke, Iron Islands , Pyke, Iron Islands – Ballintoy Harbour, Antrim

    Featured Scenes

    Season 2, episode 2 - Theon Greyjoy in small tender from ship, sets foot back on the Iron Islands. A woman approaches and offers to help Theon get back to Pyke. He tells her who he is, but she does not confirm her identity.

    Season 2, epsiode 5 - Theon Greyjoy admires his ship, the Sea Bitch, but he has difficulty managing his crew. His sister appears and makes fun of him and his weakness. Dagmer Cleftjaw arrives to help him out and eggs him on to ignore his father's orders and instead to sail to Torrhen’s Square and take it.

    Location Information

    Ballintoy doubled as Lordsport Harbour (The Iron Islands) and the homecoming of Theon Greyjoy after ten years in Winterfell. The beach at Ballintoy is where Theon was baptized into the faith of the 'Drowned God', cementing his return to the House of Greyjoy.

    Ballintoy is situated in one of the most picturesque parts of North Antrim between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and looks out to Rathlin Island and beyond to Scotland.

    As you come over the Knocksoghey Brae from Ballycastle or in from Whitepark Bay you are greeted by spectacular views, each one featuring Ballintoy Church. This stunning seaside location has been used for exterior Pyke shots.

    Find out more Book a short break
  • Stormlands – Larrybane , Antrim

    Featured Scenes

    Season 2, episode 3 - At Renly Baratheon's camp, with Margaery Tyrell of House Tyrell. A tourney is taking place - where Brienne of Tarth bests Ser Loras and is given a place in Renly's Kingsguard as her reward. Catelyn Stark comes to treat with Renly Baratheon (now also calling himself King), on behalf of her son, Robb Stark, King in the North. Renly Baratheon swears he will avenge Ned Stark's death and bring Catelyn Joffrey's head when he takes Kings Landing. Renly confirms he has the Reach and the Stormlands behind him.

    Season 2, episode 4 - Lord Baelish, Littlefinger, arrives at Renly Baratheon's camp.

    Season 2, episode 5: Renly is dead. Stannis' fleet is off shore and approaching fast.

    Location Information

    Located along the stunning North Coast close to Carrick-Rede Rope Bridge, this area is exceptional in is natural beauty. Larrybane headland, which once stretched out towards Sheep Island and had a promontory fort on the top dating to 800AD, had large caves underneath which once served as home to boat builders and a safe resting place from winter storms.

    Despite having been quarried in the 1950's this quarry is still worth a visit for its exceptional views. Fans will recognise this location as Storm's End.

    Places Nearby

    To Visit

    Ballycastle Town

    Bushmills Town

    Ballintoy

    Attractions

    Bonmargy Friary

    Rathlin Island

    Giant’s Causeway

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  • The Stormlands, Cushendun Caves, Antrim

    Featured Scenes

    Season 2, episode 4: At the behest of Stannis, Davos Seaworth lands Melisandre ashore. He witnesses her giving birth to the shadow baby (which will eventually kill Renly).

    Location Information

    The Caves at Cushendun were formed over a period of 400 million years and extreme weather conditions in Ireland. They can be found just beyond the beautiful coastal village and can be accessed by foot next to the Bay Hotel and Cave House.

    Photo by J. Bloor (Flickr)

    Places Nearby

    To Visit

    Cushendun Village

    Waterfoot Village

    Ballycastle Town

    Attractions

    Fair Head/Torr Head Scenic Route

    Glenariff Waterfall

    Rathlin Island

    To Stay

    Cloneymore House B&B, Cushendun

    Dieskart Farm B&B, Cushendall

    Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough

    To Eat

    Glenarm Castle Walled Garden Tea Room

    Glenariff Tea House and Craft Shop

    Hastings Ballygally Hotel

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  • The Twins, The Riverlands, Inch Abbey on the River Quoile, Down

    Featured Scenes

    Season 1, episode 9: Robb's army at the Trident. He is with Theon Greyjoy and his mother Catelyn. They need to cross the Trident at The Twins, which is held by the Freys. Catelyn goes to bargain with Walder Frey to allow them to cross.

    Season 1, episode 10: Catelyn and Robb hear of Ned's beheading; "We will kill them all". Much of the filming also takes place in the Titanic Studios right in the heart of the Titanic Quarter, Belfast.

    Location Information

    Located on the north bank of the Quoile River, Inch Abbey was founded by John de Courcy in atonement for his destruction of Erenagah Abbey. The Quoile River features as the Riverlands/Red Fork.

    The buildings at Inch Abbey are mainly from the 12th and 13th centuries while it is believed the church is older than that at Grey Abbey which was built around 1193. The historic site is used as the locations of the Twins in the Riverlands.

    Places Nearby

    To Visit

    Strangford Village

    Killyleagh Village

    Ardglass

    Attractions

    Tyrella Beach

    Quoile Pondage Nature Reserve

    St Patrick’s Centre

    To Stay

    Burrendale Hotel & Country Club, Newcastle

    Dufferin Arms Coaching Inn , Killyleagh

    The Rivermill B&B, Ardglass

    To Eat

    The Cuan, Strangford

    Norma J’s, Downpatrick

    Picnic Delicatessen/Café, Killyleagh

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  • Tollymore Forest park,

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    Location Information

    Situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and offering stunning views of sea at nearby Newcastle, Tollymore Forest Park is a rare treat. Most famous to Game of Thrones fans for the scenes where Theon Greyjoy is being chased on horseback by the ‘bastard of Bolton’, Ramsay Snow, Tollymore Forest Park is a fantastic area for many outdoor activities including walking, caravanning/camping, horse riding and orienteering and includes four walking trails signposted by different colours. The Shimna River flows through the forest adding to its reputation for being a superb place for a picnic. Look out for a barn dressed up to look like a church, stone cones atop gate piers and gothic-style gate arches all show the influence of that highly individualistic designer, Thomas Wright of Durham (1711-1786), who was a friend of Lord Clanbrassil, owner of Tollymore at that time. Situated at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and offering stunning views of sea at nearby Newcastle, Tollymore Forest Park is a rare treat. Most famous to Game of Thrones fans for the scenes where Theon Greyjoy is being chased on horseback by the ‘bastard of Bolton’, Ramsay Snow, Tollymore Forest Park is a fantastic area for many outdoor activities including walking, caravanning/camping, horse riding and orienteering and includes four walking trails signposted by different colours. The Shimna River flows through the forest adding to its reputation for being a superb place for a picnic.
    Look out for a barn dressed up to look like a church, stone cones atop gate piers and gothic-style gate arches all show the influence of that highly individualistic designer, Thomas Wright of Durham (1711-1786), who was a friend of Lord Clanbrassil, owner of Tollymore at that time.
    A walk along the Shimna River is marked by many curiosities, natural and artificial - rocky outcrops, bridges, grottos and caves. Elsewhere in the park the tree lover can examine experimental forest plots - some of exotic trees such as monkey puzzle and eucalyptus - or admire the tall giant redwoods and Monterey pines. Oak wood from Tollymore was the preferred material for the interiors of the White Star liners including the 'Titanic' which was built in Belfast. Seek out the original tree of the slow-growing spruce, Picea abies 'Clanbrassiliana' which originated nearby in about 1750 and is the oldest tree in any arboretum in Ireland. A magnificent avenue of Deodar cedars is a striking feature of the entrance to this romantic forest park in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains which are even said to have been the inspiration for the fantasy tales by C S Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia.

    Places Nearby

    To Visit

    Newcastle Town

    Castlewellan Forest Park

    Dundrum

    Attractions

    Silent Valley Reservoir

    Dundrum Castle

    Murlough Nature Reserve

    To Stay

    Slieve Donard Resort and Spa Newcastle

    Arley House, Dundrum

    To Eat

    Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, Newcastle

    Harbour House Inn, Newcastle

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  • Winterfell – Castle Ward, Castle Ward, Down

    Featured Scenes

    The grounds featured in season 1, episode 1 where King Robert Barratheon and his retinue arrive at Winterfell.

    It also features in episode 2 where King Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark talk during a hunt: "There's a war coming Ned" and then also in episode 10 with Bran and Osha at Winterfell.

    Location Information

    Castle Ward which may be more familiar as Winterfell is situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough.

    This fascinating house features both Gothic and Classical styles of architectural treatment, internally and externally. Inside the beautiful 820 acre walled demesne you will find an exotic sunken garden and paths that wind their way through woodland and suddenly open onto the quiet shores of the Lough.

    Places Nearby

    To Visit

    Killyleagh Village

    Strangford Village

    Ardglass

    Attractions

    Killyleagh Castle

    Inch Abbey

    Exploris Aquarium

    Clearsky Game of Thrones Package

    To Eat

    The Stableyard Tea Room, Castle Ward

    Balloo House, Killinchy

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Experience Game of Thrones
in Northern Ireland

Take the Locations tour

Game of Thrones is filmed in Titanic Studios in Belfast and also features many stunning locations from across Northern Ireland, which is the perfect setting for the epic story – with our rugged coast lines, historic castles and breathtaking scenery. Discover these epic places for yourself with the McCombs Game of Thrones bus tour.

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Larrybane – courtesy richardgregg.co.uk

Larrybane – courtesy richardgregg.co.uk

Drive the Causeway Coast GOT route

The Causeway Coast & Glens three-day Game of Thrones Itinerary is a great way to discover some key filming locations of the show along the stunning Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland which has been used to represent everything from Winterfell to the King's Road, The Iron Islands to Stormlands. Now you too can stand on the spot where Lannisters schemed, stroll in the footsteps of Starks, and gaze on grasslands crossed by the Dothraki horde.

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The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney - used as The Kings Road

The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney - used as The Kings Road

Game of Thrones Archery at Castle Ward

Step into Winterfell and have a go at archery in the very place where young Bran was taught archery by Jon Snow - in the courtyard aka 'Winterfell'. Stand in a recreated Game of Thrones archery film set tipi, dress in a Game Of Thrones like costume to look the part and get ready to take aim.

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Giants Causeway Game of Thrones

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