Game of Thrones Tour of Northern Locations with Giant’s Causeway visit from Belfast
Whilst the hugely popular Game of Thrones TV series, adapted from George Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, is filmed all over Europe, many of the key locations are based in Northern Ireland. The Game of Thrones Tour in Belfast will give you the chance to see iconic sites from Series 1 to 6 from your very own Maester, as well as other gems of Northern Ireland including Carrick-a-Rede and the Giant’s Causeway located along the stunning Antrim coast.
Your local guide, fan of both the books & TV series, the Maester, will discuss information from the Game of Thrones series, recall incredible tales of legend and local history that could come right out of the books.
Stop at Carnlough featured in Series 6 and visit the caves Melisandre gives birth in
Departing from central Belfast, you’ll take a short stop at a location from Series 6, before heading off to the caves where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her ‘shadow assassin’, who then went on to slay Renly Baratheon. Remember that the night is dark and full of terrors.
Lunch at the hometown of actors from the show
Lunch will be taken in the small coastal town of Ballycastle, hometown of actor Conleth Hill (who plays Varys) and Michelle Fairley (who played Catelyn Stark). You are welcome to bring your own lunch – however, there will be a venue you will stop at on the tour where hot and cold food is served.
Explore The Giants Causeway
A crucial part of any trip to Northern Ireland is to see the UNESCO-listed Giant’s Causeway. Although it hasn’t been featured in Game of Thrones, the spectacular site is a must see where you will have approx 1 ½ hours to explore.
Photo stop at the House of Greyjoy
You’ll have time for a quick photo stop at Dunluce Castle, the 17th century ruins that was used as the exterior of the House of Greyjoy on the show.
Photo stop on the Kings’ Road
The journey back to Belfast includes one final stop, the Dark Hedge, with its natural archway of intertwined trees. The road is one of Northern Ireland’s most photographed locations and is the place where Arya Stark dressed as a boy to escape from King’s Landing. Pose for pictures, then return to Belfast, where you will be dropped back in the centre of the city.