About Game of Thrones Filming Locations Tour from Belfast including Giants Causeway
Tour Code: 22567P2
Duration: 8 hours
This is fully guided all day tour taking in the best of the Game of Thrones filming locations on the beautiful North Antrim coast entwining the history and mythology of the area into the tour itself to make it as interesting for the casual viewer and superfan alike.
This areas connection to the series is incredible; history, religion, mythology, mysticism and politics are just some of the many direct links that are covered on the tour.
Take in the stunning scenery featured as the backdrop in HBO’s Game of Thrones series when you join us for a day visiting the main filming locations in Northern Ireland featured in this phenomenal series including a stop at the world famous Dark Hedges.
Although there was no filming at The Giants Causeway as a special bonus we will make a short stop to show you the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland and in 2015 was awarded the UKs Best Heritage Attraction at the British Travel Awards.
- A Norman Castle as memorable as any in Westeros! Pageantry, Chivalry, Monarchy, feudalism and the right time zone make the castle a must see first stop.
- Carnlough Village
Series six features Carnlough harbour for the first time. The harbour was built in the nineteenth century during the famine years and still retains an even older world charm which meant it didn't seem out of place when filmed in season six. No-one goes swimming in the harbour today, but later a girl just might!
- Cushendun Caves
This area has so many strong links with the series as it's been used so many times! Although it's a stunning coastal location with incredible geological features, it's what happened in these caves in that took so many committed fans of the series by surprise. The "Shadow" that spawned here was very similar to what's known as a "Banshee" in this area!
- Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
This area is one of the most naturally stunning of all the sites used in NI. The rope bridge appears in season six and plays a major part in a series character storyline. For those who wish to cross the bridge there is a requirement.
On these limestone rocks Brienne of Tarth bests Ser Loras of the flowers and is given a place in Renly’s Kingsguard as her reward. Catelyn Stark comes to negotiate with Renly Baratheon on behalf of her son, Robb Stark, King in the North.
- Giants Causeway
The Giants Causeway is the Northern Ireland version of the eighth wonder of the world and needs no eloquent description to introduce it. Suffice to say that seeing is believing. But the Giants and Fairies of this areas incredible past make the Game of Thrones television equivalents look like Darby O'Gill and the little people.
- Dunluce Castle
This now-ruined medieval castle was the inspiration for many local fantasy writers! It's cruel past, the enmity between wealthy families and the ruthless way disputes were settled gives Dunluce more than a passing resemblance to Harrenhal! It is an ideal if somewhat chilling location for a photo stop! This Dreadfort of the past has endured turmoil and murder no less horrific than the castles of Westeros.
- The Dark Hedges (The Kings Road)
What a finale, the Dark Hedges! You may escape the scheming and duplicity of the capital but escape by way of the Kings Road has it's own dangers. Beware the grey lady for Melisandre has nothing on her