- Tour Game of Thrones Film Locations:
- THE DARK HEDGES
- CUSHENDUN CAVES
- GLENS OF ANTRIM,
- AND SALLAGH BRAES.
You have to start (or maybe end) at The Dark Hedges, the spectacular site serving as the Kingsroad. Follow in the footsteps of Arya Stark on this beech-lined piece of Thronie heaven. You might be there for a while – it does get busy – but so worth the wait for the photo opp! You can find Cushendun Caves near the village of the same name on the county’s wild east coast. Over 400 million years old, it was here that the Red Woman, Melisandre, gave birth to an evil shadow creature who later showed up behind Renly Baratheon and…well, you know the rest.
The rocky slopes of Cairncastle was one of the first places you saw in the series and used as the location where Ned Stark and a Night’s Watch deserter have a set-to. Ballintoy Harbour is not showbizzy by any stretch of the imagination but Theon Greyjoy fancied sailing in here on his return to Pyke Harbour. The area has also been used as a set for the Iron Islands and as the Free Cities where Varys was born.
You’ll recognize the landscape of the Sallagh Braes in the Glens of Antrim as the place where Sandor Clegane, aka the Hound, lives a peaceful existence with a band of villagers in the Riverlands. Other Antrim stunners include the Shillinavogy Valley and Glenariff which respectively double as the Dothraki grasslands and Vale of Arryn’s Runestone.
Game of Thrones ~ Carnlough Harbour: Braavos Canal(copyright Northern Ireland Tourist Board)
Northern Ireland has produced its fair share of top Hollywood names, and there have been a surprising number of movies filmed in Northern Ireland too. Northern Ireland ‘s jaw-dropping scenery provides the perfect backdrop for the camera with its rugged landscape and ethereal geological features which have everyone in awe on the other side of the screen.
Film buff or not, follow the country’s movie trails in the footsteps of your favorite characters, to discover Northern Ireland film locations including sprawling beaches, ancient castles, rugged mountains, rolling hills, distinctive cities and picturesque towns and villages.
Game of Thrones ~ The Glens of Antrim: Runestone (copyright Northern Ireland Tourist Board)
If you have found yourself caught in the mystical and spell-binding Game of Thrones saga and wish to be swept away to its world, come and experience the land that inspired the writer and the TV series producers. From ancient and mysterious standing stones to dramatic castles, magnificent stately homes and breathtaking landscapes, visit Northern Ireland and embark on an inspiring journey.