Game of Thrones 2-Day Private Tour from Belfast
Embark on a journey with us through Westeros as we explore some of the most memorable GOT film locations on the Game of Thrones 2-Day Private Tour from Belfast.
The Game of Thrones 2-Day Private Tour from Belfast takes fans on a Northern Ireland experience to enjoy some of the Seven Kingdoms’ most iconic scenery. Guests will witness eerily haunted forests, Fabled castles, and an experience that truly brings the television show to life.
Our tours depart in small groups to ensure guests have a much more personal experience, and you can expect to have a knowledgeable tour guide to answer any GOT questions you might have.
Game of Thrones 2-Day Private Tour from Belfast itinerary
The Game of Thrones 2-Day Private Tour from Belfast begins with a visit to the world-famous Paint Hall Studio, which is the central hub where the productions for the show took place. Aside from being the location of the Iron Throne, the studio was also home to the shipyard featured in the Titanic. Kings Landing was rebuilt for the release of Season 8, and you can see this as one of the largest and most expensive film sets ever constructed.
For the next part of the tour, we’ll venture to the 11km long Downhill Beach to explore Mussenden Temple. The temple stands on top of a cliff, providing fantastic views which made the location perfect for representing the GOT Dragonstone exterior. This location is where Stannis draws the flaming sword, in addition to where we see the old gods burn on the beach.
We continue to witness the location of Ballintoy Bay which represented Lordsport in the Iron Islands. Theon Greyjoy returns to the Port of Pyke and faces problems with his crew. We then visit the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge which sits 30m above sea level, and should you be daring enough you can cross the bridge to arrive on Rocky Island. Assuming you’re brave enough, looking down from Rocky Island, you’ll see the location from GOT Season 2 depicting Renly Baratheon’s camp.
Moving onto Murlough Bay located in a North-Eastern direction we visit the Season 3 location representing the Iron Islands, the same spot we see Yara and Theon Grayjoy riding on horseback. It’s also the same place we see following the Battle of Blackwater Bay when Ser Davos is shipwrecked.
Next up we visit the spot where Melisandre gives birth to the shadow baby in the caves of Cushendun, these caves have experienced extreme weather conditions over 400 million years which made it the ideal location for these scenes.
We’ll explore Northern Ireland’s tallest cliff called Fairhead which claimed fame after appearing in GOT season 7, namely during episode 3; The Queen’s Justice. The cliff face provided the backdrop for most of the episode, capturing the moment Jon first met Daenerys and when Jon is reunited with Tyrion.
Our next exploration takes us to the Dark Hedges, an avenue of beech trees planted in the 18th century. Here fans will recognise the location as representing Kingsroad, in Northern Kings Landing. It was this area that Arya is disguised as a boy, and flees the city with a group of prisoners who are set to join the Night’s Watch.
Witness the spot where Ned Stark beheads the Night’s Watch deserter at the beginning of series one, as we travel to Glenarm. Here you’ll have an opportunity to stop for afternoon tea (at an additional charge), and you might also like to see some of the jewelled artefacts from the series at the Steensons Workshop (own cost).
Our guides will accompany groups to Binevenagh mountain, capturing the moment Daenerys and her wounded Dragon land on a clifftop during season 5 episode 10, before Dothraki surrounds them
We depart for day two by visiting Shane’s Castle ruins at pretty Lough Neagh, dating back to the 16th century. Shane’s Castle portrays the backdrop used for the royal jousting tournament in Ned Stark’s honour. The same spot also captured the dungeons of King’s Landing. Close by is the spot where captive Tyrion Lannister is transported by vessel via the Summer Sea by Ser Jorah. The same area also caught the moment Brienne of Tarth fought the bandits on her journey to escort Jamie Lannister to Kings Landing.
The tour will then head for the foot of the Mourne Mountains to see Tollymore Forest Park, featuring in the very first episode of season one. For viewers, this is the spot where Ned Stark found the young Direwolves. This same area was further used when a Night’s Watch member rides through the Haunted Forest to discover the remains of a Wilding. We then look to the Mourne Mountains which represents the entrance to the sole city of the Dothraki Sea Vaes Dothrak, visited by Kaleesi and Ser Jorah during series one.
Castle Ward is our next stop, and this location was used to depict the outdoor scenes of Winterfell and is the Starks’ ancestral home. Robb Stark’s battle camp and the Whispering Wood was also captured here.
Towards the latter part of the tour, we explore Inch Abbey, located on the Quoile River’s Northern bank. It was this location that Robb Stark was crowned King of the North as his loyal followers surrounded him.
The final stop of the tour takes us to a County Down to experience the village of Corbet. The remaining ruins of Corbet are known for their representation of Riverrun Castle’s exterior, capturing shots of the siege of the castle. Just North of the village is another village named Saintfield, and it was this County Down area that captured shots from the award-winning Battle of the Bastards.