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Game of Thrones Film Sites in Belfast

By Viator, April 2014

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From the unabashed grandeur of King’s Landing to the icy wilderness North of the Wall, the fantasy landscapes of HBO’s hit drama Game of Thrones have been as captivating as its multifarious storylines. Thankfully, it’s not all CGI – dragons and witchcraft aside, most of the Game of Thrones sets are based around real-life locations, shining the spotlight on destinations like Croatia, Iceland and Northern Ireland.

As the principal filming base for the last two seasons, Belfast is a popular spot for fans looking to discover the locations seen on screen and Northern Ireland’s tourist board has embraced Game of Thrones tourism wholeheartedly, encouraging GoT tours and even showcasing temporary exhibitions of props and costumes in the capital.

A Private Game of Thrones and Giants Causeway Tour from Belfast whisks fans on a guided tour of Northern Ireland’s most memorable set locations, including sites like Ballycastle, where Varys was born as a slave in the Free Cities; and visit Downhill Strand, which featured in the series as Dragonstone.

Trek through the rugged Irish countryside and it’s easy to see why it was chosen to represent Winterfell, the wild lands of the North and home to the Stark family. Real-life locations like the Gray Cliffs of Ballintoy Harbour (the Iron Islands), the natural tree arches of the Dark Hedges (Arya’s escape route from King’s Landing) and the caves where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her ‘shadow baby’, are just as dramatic as their on-screen alter-egos. Another famous site is the 18th-century Castle Ward, a National Trust property, which made its debut in season one as the Castle of Winterfell. Keep your eyes peeled for familiar faces as you journey through the Seven Kingdoms, too – shooting for season four is already underway, so you might even stumble across the actors at work.

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'Game of Thrones' and Giant's Causeway Tour from Belfast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Combine ‘Game of Thrones’ gossip with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway on a full-day tour from Belfast! With a friendly local guide, visit key ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.41

Private Tour: Game of Thrones and Giant’s Causeway Tour from Belfast

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Leave Belfast to visit filming locations used in the ‘Game of Thrones’ TV series on a private tour, and explore the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway, too! While ...  Read more

Location: Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.58

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