Delve into Westeros by visiting the Northern Ireland locations used to film scenes of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, on these top tours.
Northern Ireland was a key production base from the very first season of HBO’s Game of Thrones series. Its many outdoor and castle locations were commandeered for their perfect embodiment of the show’s magical realism and imminent winter atmosphere, and they are excellent locations to visit in and of themselves. These top day trips form Belfast string together caves, shoreline, woodland trails and castles from Winterfell and beyond, as well as other top sights in Northern Ireland, such as Giant’s Causeway.
Giant’s Causeway and GoT day tour from Belfast
As the years since the great Game of Thrones series roll by, tours are gradually combining famed locations from the series with other highlights of Northern Ireland. This tour leads by example, with a trip to the Unesco World Heritage Site, Giant’s Causeway, sandwiched between stops at the Dark Hedges, aka The Kingsroad, where Arya Stark met Hot Pie and Gendry after escaping from King’s Landing, and Magharmorne Quarry, where scenes for Castle Black were filmed. Daily tours available. From £30 per person.
Giants Causeway & Game of Thrones locations tour from Belfast
This Game of Thrones tour manages to cram an impressive nine stops into a nine-hour itinerary. See the eerie Dark Hedges, used as The Kingsroad, Ballintoy Harbour, which was used frequently to represent the Iron Islands, as well as Dunluce Castle and the impressive Caves of Cushendun. Like these caves, there are plenty of sea-and-time-formed natural wonders along the coastline to the north of Belfast, including Giant’s Causeway, which is also included on the tour’s itinerary. Tours depart daily. From £35 per person.
Belfast Game of Thrones tour
Another Game of Thrones-centric tour, which passes by Giant’s Causeway, is this ten-hour excursion along the coast of County Antrim from Belfast. Visit filming locations such as Larrybane Quarry, where Brienne of Tarth betters Ser Loras in a duel, and the Dark Hedges, where you will be able to pose for memorable photos with props including cloaks and swords. Your guides are often likely to have been extras in the show as well, offering insider information about life on the set. Daily departures. From £39 per person.
Game of Thrones Winterfell trek from Belfast
When writing the Game of Thrones series, George RR Martin didn’t rely on genre tropes and crowd pleasing character arcs, he took things to a whole other level, sparing nobody and nothing. This tour takes fandom to a whole other level too, sparing, well everyone, but perhaps not your feet. Don a Stark cloak, grab a sword and shield and prepare to battle the, no wait, visit the sights, including Walder Frey’s Twins, Robb’s camp in the Riverlands, and explore Old Castle Ward, which served ably and loyally as the mighty Winterfell. From £50 per person.
Game of Thrones full-day private tour from Belfast
Take things at your own pace and visit the Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland that mean the most to you on this private tour. Get time in Dunluce Castle, the Dark Hedges, Ballintoy Harbour and any one of the other 22 filming locations away from the tour group crowds. Notably, the price quoted here is the same for one person as it is for a group of up to seven people. Naturally, the value for money is much greater with a larger group. Tours are available Thu-Tue. From £800 per group.