Carrickfergus Castle
Dunluce Castle / House Greyjoy

Game of Thrones Tour + Dark Hedges Experience

Journey through the real-life Westeros on this fully-guided Game of Thrones Tour + Dark Hedges Experience. Taking in 7 locations along Northern Ireland’s Antrim coast, this is an extensive adventure through the backdrops that take the Seven Kingdoms from fantasy to reality!

Step inside the Dark Hedges Estate as our expert StoryGuides bring you on a tour through the dark hedges. On the tour, you’ll learn about the trees made famous from Game of Thrones, their history and planting, the ghost of the mysterious grey lady, and enchanting folklore about Northern Ireland.

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For any GOT fan, this is an opportunity not-to-be-missed!

This luxury coach tour takes in all of the most iconic filming locations in this spectacular part of the world. You will explore Carnlough Harbour, where the Waif attacked Arya Stark. You’ll also see the Cushendun Caves, where Melisandre gave birth to the Shadow Baby. And all the while learning about the history and heritage of the area from your local tour guide.

Giant's Causeway
Giant’s Causeway

The tour will also bring you to one of Northern Ireland’s most famous attractions: Giants Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Please note that this tour DOES NOT include entrance to Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre.)

But that’s not all you’ll see on this tour! Another iconic filming location along the way is Larrybane, where Brienne of Tarth defeated Ser Loras in a tourney. You’ll also see the cliffside Dunluce Castle, used as the exterior of Castle Greyjoy. And of course, no Northern Ireland GOT tour would be complete without a stop at the Dark Hedges. These trees provided the breath-taking setting for the Kingsroad.

Step inside the Dark Hedges Estate as our expert StoryGuides bring you on a tour through the dark hedges. On the tour, you’ll learn about the trees made famous from Game of Thrones, their history and planting, the ghost of the mysterious grey lady, and enchanting folklore about Northern Ireland.

Larrybane Quarry / Renly Baratheon's Camp
Larrybane Quarry / Renly Baratheon’s Camp

The Game of Thrones Tour + Dark Hedges Experience gives you lots of opportunity for photographs with cloaks and swords, and is jam-packed with must-see locations and insider knowledge. This chance to see, first-hand, the stunning settings of Westeros can’t be missed by any GOT fan! Also, you won’t need a loan from the Iron Bank to afford it!

Please note

Giant’s Causeway is free to visit! You do not need to pay the Visitor Centre to see the Giant’s Causeway.

Patrons are advised to wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes.

There is a lot of walking during the tour, across sometimes uneven surfaces. You are advised to have a moderate level of fitness.

This tour is not suitable for children. However, if you are bringing a child on the tour, they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

All children under 3 must travel in a child seat, which must be provided by the parent/guardian.

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Locations (8)

2. Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle

A medieval castle as impressive and memorable as any in found in Westeros! The pageantry, chivalry and the monarchy of the time all played a part in Carrickfergus Castle’s incredible history! It being built in the same time zone as the HBO series is set, makes this castle an absolute must see first stop. The sieges, the murders and the executions carried out here all connect this incredible piece of medieval architecture directly to the series!

3. Carnlough / Braavos

Carnlough Harbour / Braavos Canal

Series six saw Carnlough harbour feature for the first time. This harbour although built in the nineteenth century during the famine years, still retains an olde world charm, which meant that it didn’t seem out of place when it first appeared in Game of Thrones. Few go swimming in the harbour today, but there was a time when “a girl just might”!

4. Cushendun Caves / Storm's End

Game of Thrones - Cushendun Caves ~ A Cove in the Stormlands (02)

This area has many strong links with the series! It is a stunning coastal location with incredibly rugged yet beautiful geological features! What happened in these Cushendun caves took many committed fans by surprise.  Melisandre’s shadow baby was born here and for a while this area was very “dark and full of terrors”

5. Larrybane Quarry / Renly Baratheon’s Camp

Game of Thrones - Larrybane ~ The Stormlands & Nagga’s Hill, Old Wyk

Much has happened in this limestone quarry: Brienne of Tarth defeated Ser Loras of the Flowers, Littlefinger seeks out Catelyn Stark who arrived to negotiate with King Renly. Even Euron, Theon and Yara have made fleeting”appearances!

6. Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s very own “Eighth wonder of the World.”  No eloquent description will ever do it justice!  Only seeing it is believing. The Giants and Fairies that inhabit this area in Irish mythology make their Game of Thrones equivalents look more like Darby O’Gill and the little people.

7. Dunluce Castle / House Greyjoy

Dunluce Castle / House Greyjoy

This now-ruined medieval castle was the inspiration for many local fantasy writers! It’s cruel past, the enmity between wealthy families and the ruthless resolution of disputes gives Dunluce castle more than a passing resemblance to “the Dreadfort” or “Harrenhal”!  It is an ideal, if somewhat chilling location for a photo stop!  This Ulster Dreadfort has endured turmoil and murder every bit as horrific as any of the castles of Westeros…

8. The Dark Hedges / The Kingsroad

The Dark Hedges / The Kingsroad in Game of Thrones

What a finale, the Dark Hedges! You may have escaped the scheming and duplicity of the capital!  However, escaping by way of the “Kings Road” has its own dangers. Beware the “Grey Lady,” for in reality, Melisandre has nothing on her!

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2 reviews for Game of Thrones Tour + Dark Hedges Experience

  1. Gerry M.

    The whole day was very enjoyable. The tour guide Stevie was very informative, helpful and friendly. A very positive experience overall!

  2. Cindy S.

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