The hugely popular Game of Thrones TV series, adapted from George Martin’sA Song of Ice and Fire novels, is filmed all over Europe, many of the key locations are based in Northern Ireland. You can take the Game of Thrones Tour in Belfast and get the chance to see 7 iconic sites from Series 1 to 4 from your very own Maester. Your local guide, fan of both the books & TV series, the Maester will discuss information from the Game of Thrones series, recall incredible tales of legend and local history that could come right out of the books. If that’s not enough perhaps some inside gossip on the cast and crew. Departing from central Belfast, you will also get to explore some of the gems of Northern Ireland such as Carrick-a-Rede, Ballintoy Harbour and the Giant’s Causeway. You will be able to walk into the caves where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her ‘shadow assassin’ who went on to slay Renly Baratheon. Hear tales of the power struggles, battles and trysts between the noble families of Westeros, and learn gossip about the morally dubious King Joffrey Baratheon. The next destination is Lordsport, to witness where Theon Greyjoy would return to his family and betray those who raised him. However you will then visit the Camp of Renly Baratheon of Storm’s End and stand at the victory of Brienne over the Knight of Flowers. A crucial part of any trip to Northern Ireland is to see the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway. Although it hasn’t been featured in Game of Thrones, the spectacular site is a must see where you will have approx 1 ½ hours to explore. The journey back to Belfast, includes one final stop at the Dark Hedge, with its natural archway of intertwined trees. The road is one of Northern Ireland’s most photographed locations and the place where Arya Stark dressed as a boy to escape from King’s Landing. Pose for pictures, and then continue your journey back to Belfast where you will be dropped back in the centre of the city.
Another option is to take aself-drive tour includingDublin,Belfast, theGiant’s Causeway andAntrim Coast. It winds its way through castles, farms, cliffs, caves and forests used in “Game of Thrones.” A highlight is theDark Hedges, the spooky tunnel formed by intertwined, 300-year old birch trees. It doubles as theKing’s Road in the series.Visit the village where the jewelry and crowns used in ‘Game of Thrones’ are made. Meet the artisans in their workshops, and maybe even order your own custom piece. The hotels are very much into it as well. AtBallygally Castle, where you stay, there are jewelry displays from the show. They also have a ‘Game of Thrones’ afternoon tea. But you won’t find any dainty finger sandwiches here.
Guests can also practice some archery and learn how to pick up a sword atCastle Ward, used for the outdoor courtyard ofWinterfell.
Check out this web site for Northern Ireland locations:
In Ireland, Winter is never far away. Winter is always coming, almost every day. Good walking shoes, good mobility, the energy to walk four miles and a spirit of adventure are all requirements, They're not for the faint-hearted.
Travel by Kelly
firstname.lastname@example.org - 401.714.6024 - bristol, ri