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Experience Game of Thrones in Belfast

Belfast is home to Titanic Studios where the hit HBO® show, 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.

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*This blog is independently operated by Visit Belfast. It is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with HBO or anyone associated with 'Game of Thrones'.

Game of Thrones Inspired Tours

Take a bus or taxi tour and explore the Causeway Coast, rural locations or Titanic Quarter in Belfast City Centre to get a flavour of the dramatic scenery seen in the show.

McCombs Game of Thrones Tours

You will be travelling on the same coaches as the cast and crew of the series while discovering sights and scenes you'll recognise from Game of Thrones. Visit the main locations by coach (available 3 times a week) or choose a private tour for a slower pace. This tour will not only bring you to the sights of Westeros but also to the most spectacular natural attraction in Northern Ireland - The Giant's Causeway. Tel: 028 9031 5333. Read more >>

Game of Thrones Location Tours

Take the journey of a lifetime as you step into the very real world of Game of Thrones. Visit filming locations used in Seasons 1 - 4 including: Castle Black (beheading of the Nights Watch deserter by Ned Stark, birth of the Shadow assassin, King Renly Baratheon's camp), Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (Theon Greyjoy's return to the Iron Islands), Giant's Causeway (Arya Stark's escape from King's Landing) and The Dark Hedges. Tel: 028 9032 1912. Read more >>

Tour of Thrones

Visit the wild lands to the south of Belfast in this day trip. Beginning at Quoile Pondage you will learn about St Patrick and our Titanic legacy. Moving on to Castle Ward, which was used as Winterfell in the Game of Thrones Series, you will have the chance to dress up in costumes and practice your archery skills. Then it's on to Tollymore Forest, which was portrayed as north of Winterfell, and to Inch Abbey, an ancient ruined monastery. Tel: 028 8673 7325. Read more >>

Belfast Famous Black Cabs Tour (Belfast Attractions)

Travel in style in one of these black taxis. The full day Causeway Tour includes Game of Thrones locations, ending at the UNESCO world heritage site, The Giant's Causeway. Walk the path of Giants, explore the Iron Islands (Ballycastle) and have your photo taken on the King's Road (Dark Hedges). Tel: 07702 060 573. Read more >>

Game of Thrones Inspired Activities

Get out and about in the beautiful countryside surrounding Belfast and delve into Game of Thrones-esq activities like archery, dragon boats and horse riding.

Clearsky Game of Thrones Archery Package at Castle Ward

Go on location and shoot a few arrows in Ned Stark's own backyard in the Winterfell Archery Range where Bran learned to shoot bow and arrow! Castle Ward is home to medieval buildings and an 800 acre demesne which touches the shores of Strangford Lough, and it isn't hard to see why it was chosen as the location for Winterfell. This experience comes complete with costumes, dressed up characters to instruct you and a session on a medieval style long bow. Clearsky Adventure Centre provides other outdoor pursuits like clay pigeon shooting, kayaking and mountain biking. Read more >>

Bryson LaganSports Dragon Boats

Get in touch with your Targaryn side with a tailor made activity package at Bryson LaganSport. Just minutes away from Belfast City Centre, take a trip down the Lagan in a Dragon boat fit for a Khaleesi that will test your mettle. Afterwards, take part in the on-land activities such as archery or abseiling. Read more >>

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Key Filming Locations

All of these locations are within easy reach of Belfast. Take in the beauty of our coastal roads, craggy castles and sprawling glens as a backdrop for the Seven Kingdoms. 

Cushendun - Find the caves here where Melisandre gave birth to her 'shadow baby' along the Antrim Coast in an area portrayed as the Stormlands.

Ballycastle - This small town has been used as the Free Cities where Varys was born and is the most northerly point of the Antrim Coast and Glens coastline which is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Dark Hedges - Drive along the King's Road which led Ned Stark to his death and Arya Stark away from King's Landing. This is probably one of the most photographed landmarks on the Game of Thrones Map and a hidden road on the way to Bushmills. 

Ballintoy - This idyllic fishing town is featured as the Iron Islands and is where Theon meets his long lost sister before riding to the Greyjoy home. Close by is Larrybane and Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge, Renly Baratheon's camp. 

Murlough Bay - Where Davos Seaworth is stranded after the Battle at Blackwater Bay, this is a beautiful location with views of Rathlin Island across the ocean.

Castle Ward - Featured as Winterfell, this National Trust property had sheds and barns remodelled to take on a Game of Thrones look and the farmyard was transformed. 

Tollymore Forest Park - North of Winterfell, fans will recognise the woodland where Nightwalkers were spotted and the Direwolf pups were found.  

Inch Abbey - This medieval building was used as the set for the Riverlands scenes, where Robb Stark's army wait at the Trident to cross.

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*This blog is independently operated by Visit Belfast. It is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with HBO or anyone associated with 'Game of Thrones'.