It’s easy to see why the producers of the Game of Thrones
HBO chose to film most of the scenes for the show in Northern Ireland. From medieval castles to steep mountains and emerald landscapes, Northern Ireland is the perfect setting to shoot a medieval fantasy epic.
The Bushmills Inn
is an ideal base from which to explore each of these beautiful filming locations across Northern Ireland. If you’re a fan of the show, it won’t be long before you get caught up in the magic when you visit these fantastic filming locations.
Here are some of the best destinations in Northern Ireland that were featured in the Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones Sea Safaris
See where Theon Greyjoy was welcomed home to the fictional Lordsport Harbour on Pyke, the Iron Islands (which is really Ballintoy Harbour) before venturing onwards to visit the site where Davos Seaworth was shipwrecked after the Battle of Blackwater Bay, and view the stunning coastline where Theon Greyjoy and his sister Yara rode on horseback on the road to Pyke.
Binevenagh – Limavady
The Dothraki Grasslands where Daenerys Targaryen found herself stranded after being rescued by her trusted dragon companion, Drogon, is the Binevenagh Mountains. The steep cliffs and emerald grasslands acted as the perfect backdrop to such a dramatic scene.
The Dark Hedges
One of the most well-known filming locations is the Dark Hedges. The haunting appearance of the arched serpentine beech trees in County Antrim caught the eye of the HBO location scouts, and the site was chosen as the prime filming destination for the Kingsroad.
Journey of Doors Passport
When Storm Gertrude struck the North Coast in 2016, felling trees along the Game of Thrones The Dark Hedges, a piece of history was reinvented for fans in the form of 10 carved doors, each telling the story of Game of Thrones Season 6. As you visit each door you can use this souvenir passport to collect your 10 unique stamps.
Just beneath the stunning Slemish Mountains lies the Shillanavoghy Valley, which became known as the Dothraki Grasslands just east of Pentos in Season 1 of the Game of Thrones
. The mountain is actually an extinct volcano, making it perfect for a dramatic scene on the show.
If you aren’t afraid of heights, you’ll love a trip to Larrybane Bay. This dramatic spot was used as the location for The Iron Islands, The Stormlands and Nagga’s Hill on the show. While you’re visiting, you can test your courage and walk across the famous Carrick-a-Rede Bridge
, which is suspended 100ft above crashing waves and jagged rocks.
There are so many Game of Thrones
locations in Northern Ireland that you can visit. A few more honourable mentions include Downhill Beach (Dragonstone), Portstewart Strand (Coast of Dorne), Ballintoy Harbour (Lordsport Harbour) and Murlough Bay (Essos).
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