The tour starts and ends outside Visit Belfast Tourist Office (opposite the City Hall),
9 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB
Join House Stark on the Game of Thrones Direwolf Tour and meet Odin and Thor, better known as the direwolves Summer and Graywind.
Northern Ireland has played an important role in the life of Game of Thrones. Many of its breathtaking landscapes have appeared throughout the TV series. They have helped to represent and bring to life numerous regions of the Seven Kingdoms. But the area most synonymous with Northern Ireland is the northern kingdom of Westeros, the homeland of the Starks.
From €65 per person
Journey through the mighty North on this immersive, once-in-a-lifetime experience
The Game of Thrones Direwolf Tour is the ultimate Westerosi adventure! It gives you the opportunity to visit the iconic filming locations that brought the Starks’ journeys to life. Lead by a guide who worked on the TV series, you will be able to recreate all of your favourite scenes.
Beginning in Belfast City Centre you will meet your guide under the Stark’s Direwolf sigil. Then you will board the coach that will bring you to your first destination. As you travel, your guide will entertain you with information about the making of Game of Thrones. They might even let you in on some behind-the-scenes gossip!
Your first stop will be at Inch Abbey, an ancient monastery dating back to 800AD. Here you’ll have a chance to explore the ruins and take in the area’s vast history. You might also recognise this location as one of great importance in Game of Thrones. It was here that Robb Stark’s men named him King in the North.
Then it’s on to Tollymore Forest. This is one of the first locations to ever appear on the TV series. In the opening scenes of the first episode we see men of the Night’s Watch encounter White Walkers among these trees. This is also the area where the Stark children find the direwolf pups that later become their faithful companions.
Fittingly, the next stop on the Game of Thrones Direwolf Tour is also connected with that early scene.
After a quick lunch, you will get the chance to meet Odin and Thor. These two gorgeous dogs featured in Game of Thrones as some of the grown-up direwolves. Fame hasn’t got the better of them though, so they are perfectly happy to pose for pictures!
Finally, you’ll finish your day with a trip to Castle Ward Estate. This sprawling area features more than 11 different filming locations. The most famous of which is Winterfell Castle. This is the perfect point in the tour to grab a costume and recreate some of your favourite scenes!