Follow in the footsteps of Game of Thrones® legends
For ten years, Northern Ireland was used as a major location for the filming of Game of Thrones® and the country’s stunning locations became part of the show’s soul. With locations dotted all over the country, you’ll see why HBO chose Northern Ireland to recreate Westeros.
Authentic medieval castles bring Winterfell to life, stunning harbours recreate Pyke and The Iron Islands and jaw-dropping coastlines make Dragonstone come alive, along with many other iconic shooting locations. You get to stand where the show’s characters stood, were captured, killed, planned their escape or made ill-fated plans.
In the immediate vicinity of the Burren, you will find the locations for Winterfell, Stokeworth and The Haunted Forest, plus the soon to open Studio Tours:
- Castle Ward doubled as the House of Stark’s Winterfell home and 20 other key scenes were filmed in the castle and its grounds, including Audley’s Castle where Robb Stark meets Talisa after the battle at Oxcross.
- Inch Abbey was used as Robb Stark’s camp at Riverrun and the River Quoile featured in Season 3’s “Walk of Punishment” episode and Hoster Tully’s funeral scene.
- Quintin Bay is about 2 miles east of Portaferry and easily accessed via the ferry at Strangford. You will recognise it as the location for Stokeworth, where Jaime Lannister and Ser Bronn hatch a rescue plan.
- Tollymore Forest, in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains, doubles as the Haunted Forest in the opening season and is where the direwolves are found. Head into the Mournes to find Leitrim Lodge near Hilltown where Bran and Rickon Stark plan their escape from Theon Greyjoy.
- The only official Game of Thrones® Studio Tour is due to open at the Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, later in 2021. Developed in conjunction with Warner Brothers and HBO, the studios were the original filming location for many scenes in the show and will display the sets, costumes, props and weapons used to create Westeros and Essos.