The World of Westeros can be darker than Ramsay Bolton’s mind and more sadistic than Cersei Lannister’s soul. Thank the old gods & the new, that the landscapes are exquisitely stunning. But remember: landscapes like this can only be found in Northern Ireland the real Game of Thrones Territory. The medieval fantasy series is filmed in Titanic Studios in Belfast and features many scenic locations across Northern Ireland. Our rugged coastlines, historic castles and breathtaking mountains provided the perfect setting for this fantasy series.
At Brack Tours we have collaborated with our expert coaching/guiding partners Matthews.ie to package and create a unique and memorable Game of Thrones Touring Experience. Each suggested tour incorporates many of the key moments thus far in The Seven Kingdoms. Discover where Robb Stark was named “The King in the North”, visit Winterfell home of the Stark Family “ The Wardens of North”. Walk in the footsteps of Arya Stark as we visit the Dark Hedges. So much more awaits you when you travel on a Game of Thrones tour with Brack Tours & Matthews.ie.
This seven-night itinerary brings you right into the heart of the Seven Kingdoms. Our relaxed & structured touring will have us pass through the most memorable locations from the show, where the infamous Lannisters, honourable Starks and the famed brothers of the Night’s Watch all play their parts. So sharpen your trusty sword, tighten your battle hardened shield-strap and set forth on a journey into the real world Westeros with Brack Tours & Matthews.ie. For more information regarding this tour package please click on the read more button below.
Our four-night itinerary lets you discover and experience some of the key scenes so far in the TV series. You will visit the camp of Renly Baratheon where Brienne of Tarth defeats Ser Loras Tyrell aka the Knight of Flowers to serve Renly as one of his trusted Kingsguard. Explore Cushendun Cave where the Onion Knight Davos Seaworth takes Melisandre aka the Red Woman to birth the Shadow Baby that kills Renly. Another major highlight of this particular tour is the visit to Pollnagollum Cave. This natural geothermic cave is the location of Beric Dondarrion’s hideout and was used for the scene where Beric fights Ser Sandor Clegane aka The Hound. For more information regarding this tour package please click on the read more button below.
For all you true Thronies, this is the perfect Game of Thrones Touring Experience. This Premium Game of Thrones tour package includes a private once in a lifetime experience at Shean’s Farm. This unique experience allows you to wear Game of Thrones outfits, learn how to fight like Jon Snow using a sword & shield or a bow if this is your weapon of choice. You may hone your skills to be as good as Anguy who teaches Arya Stark how to shoot a bow properly. We also pay visit to the Town of Glenarm which is home to the famous Steenson’s Jewellery who made many of the pieces for series, which you can view by clicking here. One of the final highlights of this tour will be our visit to Castle Ward aka Winterfell. It is here where you have the opportunity to take a boat experience (weather permitting) of the surrounding areas pointing out many of the key scenes such as Robb’s Camp, The Twins, Dreadfort & spectacular views of Winterfell. For more information regarding this tour package please click on the read more button below.
*All itineraries can be packaged based on the number of members travelling within your group*
So, what are you waiting for? Your journey through Northern Ireland, the real world of Westeros begins here with Brack Tours & Matthews.ie “Valar Morghulis”.
We have put together a guide to some of the top locations that feature in the popular TV Show, so you can discover these enchanting places for yourself. Warning – some location details may include spoilers for those that have not watched or read the book series.
The Caves at Cushendun were formed due to extreme weather conditions which lasted over a period of 400 million years. They can be found just beyond the beautiful coastal village and can be accessed by foot next to the Cave House.
Season 2, episode 4: At the behest of Stannis, Davos Seaworth lands Melisandre ashore. He witnesses her giving birth to the shadow baby (which will eventually kill self-proclaimed King Renly Baratheon).
Castle Ward, which may be more familiar as Winterfell, is situated in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough. This fascinating house features both Gothic and Classical styles of architectural treatment, internally and externally. Inside the beautiful 820 acre walled demesne you will find an exotic sunken garden and paths that wind their way through woodland and suddenly open onto the quiet shores of the Lough.
The grounds featured in season 1, episode 1 where King Robert Barratheon and his retinue arrive at Winterfell. It also features in episode 2 where King Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark talk during a hunt: “There’s a war coming Ned” and then also in episode 10 with Bran and Osha at Winterfell.
Tollymore Forest Park, which was featured in the first episode of series one, covers an area of almost 630 hectares at the foot of the Mourne Mountains offering stunning views of the sea at nearby Newcastle. The park is a fantastic area for many outdoor activities including walking, caravanning/camping, horse riding and orienteering.
Season 1, episode 1: A member of the Night’s Watch rides through a snow-covered forest. He comes upon a gruesome sight – dismembered Wildling bodies lying in the snow. He encounters a White Walker and gallops away fleeing the scene. Later, Ned Stark and his boys come across a stag which has been gored. Nearby they find direwolf pups. The forest also featured in scenes where Theon Greyjoy is being chased on horseback by the illegitimate son of Lord Bolton, Ramsay Snow.
Located along the stunning North Coast close to Carrick-Rede Rope Bridge, this area is exceptional in it’s natural beauty. Larrybane headland, which once stretched out towards Sheep Island and had a promontory fort on the top dating to 800AD, had large caves underneath which once served as home to boat builders and a safe resting place from winter storms.
Despite having been quarried in the 1950s this quarry is still worth a visit for its exceptional views. Fans will recognise the Stormlands.
Season 2, episode 3: At Renly Baratheon’s camp, with Margaery Tyrell of House Tyrell. A journey is taking place – where Brienne of Tarth beats Ser Loras and is given a place in Renly’s Kingsguard as her reward. Catelyn Stark comes to negotiate with Renly Baratheon (now also calling himself King), on behalf of her son, Robb Stark, King in the North. Renly Baratheon swears he will avenge Ned Stark’s death and bring Catelyn Joffrey’s head when he takes Kings Landing. Renly confirms he has the Reach and the Stormlands behind him. Season 2, episode 4: Lord Baelish, Littlefinger, arrives at Renly Baratheon’s camp. Season 2, episode 5: Renly is dead. Stannis’ fleet is off shore and approaching fast.
One of our most iconic locations, Downhill Beach is an 11km stretch of sand and surf located on the Causeway Coast. This magnificent location is also home to Mussenden Temple. Part of Downhill Demense, the temple was originally built as a summer library. It perches dramatically on a 120ft cliff top, high above the Atlantic Ocean with views to Magilligan Point and Fair Head.
Both the Temple and the surrounding views are among the most photographed scenes in Ireland. Fans will recognise this location as the Dragonstone exterior.
Season 2, episode 1: Dragonstone – Melisandre, “For the night is dark and full of terrors”. Burning of the old gods. Davos Seaworth, Stannis Baratheon. Old retainer tries to stop her. She exhorts Stannis to draw a sword from the flames – “The Lightbringer”. The conversion to the new God is complete. A Old man tries to persuade Davos to stop Stannis.
Ballintoy is situated in one of the most picturesque parts of the North Antrim Coast between the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and looks out to Rathlin Island and beyond to Scotland. As you come over the Knocksoghey Brae from Ballycastle or in from Whitepark Bay you are greeted by spectacular views, each one featuring Ballintoy Church. This stunning seaside location has been used for exterior Pyke shots and as the Iron Islands
Season 2, episode 2: Theon Greyjoy in small
tender from ship, sets foot back on the Iron Islands. A woman approaches and offers to help Theon get back to Pyke. He tells her who he is, but she does not confirm her identity. Season 2, episode 5: Theon Greyjoy admires his ship, the Sea B*tch, but he has difficulty managing his crew. His sister appears and makes fun of him and his weakness. Dagmer Cleftjaw arrives to help him out and eggs him on to ignore his father’s orders and instead to sail to Torrhen’s Square and take it.
The Dark Hedges is a beautiful avenue of beech trees that has been used as the location for the King’s road in the hit show. It was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century and intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the Dark Hedges remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.
Season 2, episode 1: On the King’ s Road, Arya Stark has escaped from King’s Landing, disguised as a boy. She is with Yoren, Gendry, Hot Pie and others who are to join the Night’s Watch, in a cart, travelling north on the King’s Road.
Located on the north bank of the Quoile River, Inch Abbey was founded by John de Courcy in atonement for his destruction of Erenagah Abbey. The buildings are mainly from the 12th and 13th centuries while it is believed the church is older than that at Grey Abbey which was built around 1193. The historic site is used as the locations of the Twins in the Riverlands home to the house of Tully.
Season 1, episode 9: Robb’s army at the Trident. He is with Theon Greyjoy and his mother Catelyn. They need to cross the Trident at The Twins, which is held by the Freys. Catelyn goes to bargain with Walder Frey to allow them to cross. Season 1, episode 10: Catelyn and Robb hear of Ned’s beheading; “We will kill them all”.
Located along the shores of Strangford Lough in the Castle Ward Estate, Co, Down. Visitors to the area can explore Robb’s Trail, one of two Game of Thrones self-guided cycling tours provided by Clearsky Adventure Centre. The signed trail visits Audley’s Castle and Field, which featured in the series.
Audley’s Tower was used during Season One as King Robert Baratheon and his retinue arrive at Winterfell. And also used to film Robb’s Camp where he first meets Tulisa as she is tending the wounded on the battlefield.
Located in North East County Antrim, Murlough Bay is known for its outstanding beauty and remote location, with views across the ocean to Rathlin Island, the Mull of Kintyre, Islay and various other Scottish islands. Murlough Bay is located along the scenic Causeway Coastal Route and is also well known for it flora, fauna and geology.
Season 3, episode 1: Murlough Bay is also used for the Iron Islands and was used in the scene where Theon rides on horse with his sister Yara (he hasn’t yet realised it’s his sister) This is also where Renly and Stannis Bathereon talk about one another surrendering to each other which does not bold so well in season 2, episode 4 and finally Davos Seaworth is shipwrecked after the Battle of Blackwater Bay.
Pollnagollum Cave in Belmore Forest is part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark in County Fermanagh. Its name is Irish for ‘Hole of the doves’. The cave is fed by a waterfall and swells to a torrent during harsh weather. If you fancy catching a glimpse, you can follow the Belmore Forest walk which leads to a viewing point for the cave.
The exterior of Pollnagollum Cave was used to film Beric Dondarrion’s hideout in Season 3 along with his men who call themself the Brotherhood without Banners.
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