11 Epic Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Northern Ireland!
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The Northern Ireland countryside is incredibly beautiful. It’s so incredibly beautiful that the producers of Game of Thrones have returned to Northern Ireland once more to shoot scenes for Season 5 of the legendary television series. The Causeway Coast locations are breathtaking and the ultimate stars of the Game of Thrones show. Check out these 11 amazing locations we discovered on our Game of Thrones Northern Ireland road trip!
You can book a Game of Thrones day tour from Dublin and Belfast that will include the locations below and is a fantastic way to see everything in one day.
1 | The King’s Road: The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, County Antrim
The stunning avenue of beech trees appeared in Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 1 when Arya Stark escaped from King’s Landing disguised as a boy.
Season 2, Episode 1
2 | Storms End: Cushendun Caves, Co Antrim
Cushendun Caves are the spot where Davos Seaworth and Lady Melisandre landed ashore in Season 2 and the location of the birth of the shadow baby.
Outside the caves:Inside Storms End:Season 2, Episode 4
Where to stay on the Causeway Coast
- Roe Park Resort: a great base for exploring the Causeway Coast the Roe Park Resort in Limavady offers spacious rooms, great dining options and golf and spa facilities for relaxation and is a 45 minute drive from the Giant’s Causeway – check latest prices here!
- Crowfield Country House: we love going local and staying in a traditional bed and breakfast. The beautiful Crowfield Country House is one of the best in the area and breakfast is a real treat – check latest prices here!
- Causeway Hotel: located at the Giant’s Causeway the Causeway Hotel is a small hotel full of old world charm. Perfect for an early morning visit to the Giant’s Causeway – check latest prices here!
3 | The Haunted Forest: Tollymore Forest Park, Co Down
Tollymore Forest Park features regularly in Game of Thrones. It’s the setting for The Haunted Forest where the Three Night’s Watch men encounter a White Walker and it is also the scene of Theon Grevjoys escape attempt when he is pursued by Ramsay Snow. Another notable scene from Tollymore Forest Park is Ned Stark finding the dead stag.
The gates to Tollymore:The forest:
4 | Winterfell and Robb’s Camp: Audley’s Field, Strangford Lough, Co Down
Several scenes from Season 1 and Season 2 were shot at Audley’s Field. It is the backdrop for King Robert Baratheon’s arrival at Winterfell in Season 1 and Robb’s camp in Season 2. Robb first meets Talisa here and it’s where Alton Lannister was imprisoned.
5 | The Stormlands: Larrybane, Co Antrim
Larrybane is the location where King Renly set up camp in The Stormlands during Season 2 and it’s where the tournament in which Brienne of Tarth was introduced took place.
6 | Lordsport, Port of Pyke: Ballintoy Harbour, Co Antrim
Ballintoy harbour was the setting for Theon’s return to the Iron Islands as well as some of the areas around Dragonstone. It was here that Theon first met his sister Yara, was baptised in the name of the Drowned God and paid homage to the ship ‘Sea Bitch’.
7 | Dragonstone: Downhill Beach, Co Londonderry
Downhill Beach serves as Dragonstone, the place where the seven gods of Westeros were sacrificed by Lady Melisandre.
8 | The road to Pyke: Murlough Bay, Co Antrim
Murlough Bay is best known for Theon’s horse ride with his sister Yara and the scene where Davos Seaworth was shipwrecked after the Battle of Blackwater Bay.
9 | Winterfell: Castle Ward, Co Down
Castle Ward features as Winterfell’s courtyard in Game of Thrones. King Robert Baratheon arrived at Winterfell and was met by Stark during Episode 1 and this was where they talked during the hunt in Episode 2. Castle Ward made a return in Episode 10 when Bran and Osha were at Winterfell.
10 | Riverrun: River Quoile, Co. Down
The Riverlands are home to the Tully’s and the scenes of Hoster Tully’s funeral were shot along the River Quoile.
11 | The Twins: Inch Abbey, Co Down
Inch Abbey is another regular in Game of Thrones. Robb Stark’s camp was located here in season one and it is where he was proclaimed the King of the North.
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