This tour include 2 x 3km locations treks
Although this is a coach tour, please note that this coach tour also includes two locations treks, one in the morning at Tollymore forest (3kms), the other in the afternoon at Castle Ward Estate (3kms). Accordingly, this tour is not recommended for young children, nor anyone with limited mobility. Please wear outdoor footwear and dress appropriately for the Northern Irish weather.
THIS TOUR VISITS LOCATIONS SOUTH OF BELFAST
07:45 Meet at Hilton Garden Inn, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
See the google map above for the location of the Hilton Garden Inn (known as Jurys Inn until June 2016), Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.
The coach will leave Dublin city centre via the Port Tunnel.
09:00 Comfort Stop at Castlebellingham
Comfort stop for 15 mins at Castlebellingham Applegreen service station on the M1, northbound.
10:15 Morning trek in Tollymore Forest (3km trek)
Arrive at Tollymore Forest Park. Covering 630 hectares (1,600 acres), this forest is the backlot for many key scenes, such as the pit where Wills finds the dismembered bodies in the snow, Tyrion and Jon’s campfire on their journey north to the Wall and the bridge where the Starks discover a dead direwolf and her pups. For those who want to get fully immersed in the mood of the North, in the trunk of the coach there are lots of Northern wool cloaks and Stark shields, swords and helms.
13:00 Lunch at the Lobster Pot
Lunch at the Lobster Pot, a charming pub on the village green in the port of Strangford. See www.thelobsterpotstrangford.com. Lunch is not included in your ticket price.
14:15 Afternoon trek at Winterfell (3km trek)
Visit to Castle Ward Estate. 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, a 15th century Tower House (small castle) served as one of Walder Frey’s Twins and as the location of Robb’s Camp in the Riverlands. Other scenes filmed nearby include the spot where Brienne of Tarth dispatched three Stark bannermen and the Battlefield of Baelor.
16:15 Inch Abbey: King in the North
Photo stop in the ruins of the 12th century Cistercian Abbey where Catelyn and Robb hear terrible news from King’s Landing, and Robb’s bannermen pledge fealty to him as the ‘King in the North’.
17:00 Depart Inch Abbey
Return to Dublin via a scenic drive through Ballynahinch and Dromore. We usually play two episodes of GOT back-to-back on the return journey to Dublin.
19:30 Arrive back in Dublin
Arrive back at the Hilton Garden Inn, drop-off of all passengers.
UNDER 18 POLICY
Please note that:
1. Game of Thrones® is full of adult content and is rated 18+ in the UK and Ireland
2. Our tours include walking treks, often over uneven surfaces, and
3. We have swords and other props on the coach
Accordingly, we do not permit children under the age of 12 to do any of our tours. This is why there is no children’s ticket price. If you purchase a ticket for a young person between 12 and 18, we need a written waiver from a parent or guardian. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the Booking ID and young person’s age.
HILTON GARDEN INN, CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY
MEETING TIME IS 07:45
DEPARTURE TIME IS 08:00 SHARP