Game of Thrones Tours
Written on July 21, 2016
Did you know the Northern Ireland is home to some of the most important film locations for HBO’s Game of Throne series? With many different tours operating from Dublin and Belfast.
Belfast is home to Titanic Studios where Game of Thrones is shot, and only a stone’s throw away from other filming locations across Northern Ireland including The King’s Road, Winterfell, The Wall and Dragonstone. Take a tour around Northern Ireland and discover the dramatic scenery used in the show.
Game of Thrones Tours offer full day coach tours to GOT locations including Winterfell, Robb’s Camp in the Riverlands, one of Walder Frey’s Twins, the ruined 12th century abbey where Robb’s bannermen pledged fealty to the ‘King in the North’ and the old growth forest where the Stark’s found a dead direwolf and her pups. Handmade Stark Winter Cloaks and replica swords are all available on the tour, at no extra charge. Be prepared for a total of 8km of trekking through forests and castles as you immerse yourself in the mood of the North.
Example of a Tour
Belfast Winterfell Locations Trek
08:45 Meet the guide at the Coach Bay (in front of TopShop), Chichester Street, Belfast
09:00 Departure from Chichester Street, taking the Newtownards Road past Stormont, past Scrabo Tower and down the Ards peninsula.
10:15 Ferry crossing ‘the Narrows’ across the mouth of Strangford Lough, the largest inland sea in the British Isles.
10:30 Arrive at Winterfell, Castleward Estate, where there are nine Game of Thrones® film locations on site, all close together. A 16th century castle and stableyard is the film location of Winterfell. Nearby, on the wooded shores of Strangford Lough, stands a 15th century Tower House (small castle) which served as one of Walder Frey’s Twins and as the location of Robb’s Camp. Other classic scenes filmed nearby include the spot where Brienne of Tarth dispatched three Stark bannermen and the Battlefield of Baelor.
12:15 Lunch in Strangford (not included in ticket price)
14:00 Arrive at Inch Abbey (12th century), where Catelyn heard terrible news from King’s Landing and Robb’s bannermen pledged fealty to him as ‘King in the North’.
15:15 Arrive Tollymore Forest Park, location of the first encounter with the White Walkers and the place where the Starks found a dead direwolf and her pups.
16:30 Depart Tollymore for Belfast.
18:00 Arrive back at Chichester Street, Belfast.
*Game of Thrones Tours is independently operated by Game of Thrones Tours Ltd. It is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with HBO, nor anyone associated with Game of Thrones®.
For more information visit: http://www.gameofthronestours.com/