When we decided to travel to Northern Ireland, we expected to spend 5 days relaxing and perhaps a visit to the Giants Causeway. As it turns out, there are many Game of Thrones filming locations in Ireland, and we had no idea what we were in for when we arrived! Northern Ireland is beautiful and has been featured in Game of Thrones for good reason. Whether you are a fan of the popular HBO show or not, the filming locations need to be added to your must-see list. The landscapes are jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and the friendliness of the people and culture beckon you to visit again and again. Here are a few of the highlights…
This Game of Thrones filming location is where the hoard of Dothraki circled around Daenerys Targaryen (“Mother of Dragons”) after she walked down the mountain top where Drogon rested (“Drogon’s Lair”) after saving her from an attack from the Sons of the Harpy in the Colosseum of Meereen.
Many plaques were situated at the filming spots that we visited in Ireland. This one in the far Northeast of Northern Ireland exists at the parking lot just before the quasi-trail out to the Dragonstone Cliffs site.
It may be obvious, but this filming location is where Theon meets his sister Yara, on his way to the Iron Islands. There were more than a few dozen locations in Northern Ireland alone, and we tried to go to most of them while we were there.
Have a look at our MOVIE & SHOW FILMING LOCATIONS page, or click on the direct link below, to see a list of all of the Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Northern Ireland.
Take the Game of Thrones Tour
Yes, there is the Northern Ireland Game of Thrones Tour as well, and we definitely recommend it. You can also get a comprehensive deluxe Tour of Northern Ireland itself (the key places that Northern Ireland is known for) or you can get a combined tour of Northern Ireland including a number of Game of Thrones filming locations! We definitely recommend the combined tour! Have fun!
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