Did you know that Northern Ireland is the most important film location for Game of Thrones®?
Some of the most spectacular indoor sets in the history of television have been built for the show inside the 'Paint Hall' in Belfast, the largest studio space in the world. These sets include the Red Keep's Great Hall, with its Iron Throne, the Sept of Baelor, centre of religious worship for the Faith of the Seven and the impregnable holdfast known as the Eyrie, with its terrifying Moon Door.
HBO considered no less than fourteen different countries before choosing Northern Ireland as the principal filming location for Thrones. We think they made an inspired choice. The NI sets, landscapes and castles all look fantastic on screen.
We offer coach tours from both Belfast and Dublin to Winterfell and other key locations from seasons 1, 2 and 3. The most important visit is to Winterfell where an adventure sports company, based in the courtyard of Winterfell, offers archery in the courtyard itself and Stark family cloaks, costumes, swords and shields for those who wish to truly immerse themselves in the mood of the North.
Check out the beautiful maps of our tour routes in the menu bar.
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Every ticket includes a coach tour + lunch (vegetarian and GF options available)
Every ticket includes a coach tour + lunch (vegeratian and GF options available)
+ Stark family costumes for hire (cloaks, gambesons, peascods, swords)
+ Archery in the courtyard (12 arrows) for €10. Please note that archery is an optional extra for those who can't or don't want to do a 3km walking tour of Thrones film locations at Old Castle Ward.
Contact our Belfast office at +44 (0)28 9568 0023 or email@example.com
Contact our Dublin office at +353 (0)1 649 9004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The arrow icon links to a short clip from HBO's Game of Thrones® YouTube channel called 'Season 2: In Production - Belfast'.
Here's a VFX clip from season 1 by BlueBolt of London, which reveals how a 16th century castle in Northern Ireland was dressed and green screened to become Winterfell.