Giant’s Causeway tour with Game of Thrones locations

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Journey through the real-life Westeros on this fully-guided Giant’s Causeway tour with Game of Thrones locations. Taking in 7 locations along Northern Ireland’s Antrim coast, this is an adventure not-to-be-missed! With this tour, you get the opportunity to explore the Seven Kingdoms in a style befitting royalty.

The Giant’s Causeway tour with Game of Thrones locations gives you a unique experience, jam-packed with must-see locations. 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!

From 41 per person

Covid-19 safety measures

We here at Irish Tour Tickets would like to thank all our customers for their patience and cooperation during this difficult time. It is a difficult time for the tourism industry as COVID 19 has impacted the world in ways none could have thought. Taking the smallest things for granted is something that will not be done when this pandemic passes us. That is why Irish Tour Tickets has been busy at work to make sure that when you want to enjoy the small and big things, we will be there to help you!

What have we done since lockdown?

During our time in ‘lockdown’ we have taken the time to complete an impeccable clean of our vehicles. We sterilised every seat, floor, and railing that our passengers could encounter. This is being done daily. Risk assessments have been carried out and updated regularly, so we are in line with local regulations.

Our shop where you will come to visit or check in is also receiving regular deep cleans so when it is time, our colleagues can come into help with your inquiries in a safe, sterile environment.

We have been keeping up to date with all recent advice and changes to help stop the spread of COVID 19. Therefore, we will be implementing changes for when we are ready to show you Belfast once more.

To combat the spread of COVID 19, we will be implementing the following:

There will be a limit on how many passengers will be seated on our vehicles for our day tours. We have a range of coaches that go from 16 right up to 50 seats. Social distancing measures will be implemented to ensure that our passengers are safe whilst visiting Northern Ireland. Seats will be blocked that are too close to other passengers or our colleagues. Face to face seats will be blocked.

We will be providing liquid hand sanitizer for passengers getting on and off the coach as each stop of the tour. Our buses are being cleaned daily to help stop the spread. Our colleagues are to wash their hands every time before they board a vehicle. Masks will be providing when joining our tour.

Vouchers will be shown on technological devices so there is no cross contamination. We will have posters on vehicles to remind our customers of the social distancing regulations. We will direct you to where your coach will be waiting, and no bottles of water will be given.

As an extra procedure, Irish Tour Tickets will now be carrying out temperature checks on all passengers boarding our coaches/buses. This is to ensure the spread of COVID 19 is lessened when taking our tour. Please be ready for your temperature to be taken.

If your temperature is above NHS guidelines, you will be denied entry onto the coach/bus and advised to go home and self-isolate.

If this was to happen to you, your booking will be cancelled and refunded within company guidelines.

We hope that this information puts your mind at ease, and we hope to see you soon! We will all come out stronger after this and will enjoy life to its fullest! We thank our customers for their support and understanding during this uncertain time. A last thank you to our staff who are working so hard to make sure that we are ready to go once this is all over.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

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  • Follow in the footsteps of the Cast & Crew.
  • Experience a full coastal adventure from Belfast.
  • Props provided for photos on location.
  • Travel with the official transport of the hit show.
  • Myths & Legends history of areas we travel.
  • Stops where refreshments can be purchased.
  • Full round trip from Belfast.

Tour details

  • Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge crossings is not included in the itinerary.

  • This tour is not suitable for children. However, children of any age can join the tour if they are accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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

  • Meeting point

    Check in at 8:45 am at Irish Tour Tickets Shop, 10 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA (facing the Grand Opera House)

  • Tour departs

    Daily at 9:00 am

  • Tour ends

    Tour returns approx. 6:30 pm to Belfast City Centre

  • Duration

  • Where

  • Live guide speaks

  • Travel by

  • Tour type

  • Tour operator

  • Cancellation policy

    24 hours or more before start: full refund less 5% booking fees.
    After that time or no-show: no refund.

  • Exclusions

    Food & Drink
    Gratuities (optional)
    Infant or booster seat

  • Extras


  • Things to bring

    Appropriate clothing
    Comfortable shoes
    Light raincoat
    Infant or booster seat for children under 3 years

  • Trademarks

    Game of Thrones is a registered trademark of Home Box Office, Inc.

  • Disclaimer

    This tour is independently operated by Irish Tour Tickets. It is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with HBO or anyone associated with Game of Thrones.

Locations (8)

2. Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle
Carrickfergus Castle

Carrickfergus Castle, located in the town of Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland, is a magnificent medieval fortress with a rich history dating back to the 12th century. This iconic castle has also played a role in the popular television series Game of Thrones, further adding to its allure.

In Game of Thrones, Carrickfergus Castle served as the backdrop for the Castle Black, the stronghold of the Night’s Watch. The castle’s formidable stone walls and imposing architecture perfectly captured the essence of Castle Black, bringing the world of Westeros to life.

Visitors to Carrickfergus Castle can explore its impressive towers, gatehouses, and battlements, which offer panoramic views of the surrounding town and coastline. Inside, the castle houses a museum that showcases its intriguing history, including its role in various conflicts and sieges over the centuries.

Stepping through the castle’s massive gate, visitors can immerse themselves in the medieval ambiance and envision the lives of knights, soldiers, and nobility that once occupied these historic walls. The castle’s strategic location on the shores of Belfast Lough adds to its allure, providing a picturesque backdrop for photographs and a sense of awe-inspiring beauty.

Whether you’re a Game of Thrones fan or a history enthusiast, a visit to Carrickfergus Castle is a journey back in time. It offers a glimpse into Northern Ireland’s medieval past, while also serving as a testament to its enduring cultural significance.

3. Carnlough / Braavos

Carnlough Harbour
Scenic views of Carnlough Harbour situated on the Causeway Coastal Route.

Carnlough, a picturesque coastal village nestled along the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland, served as the stunning backdrop for the city of Braavos in Game of Thrones. Its idyllic charm and unique features made Carnlough the perfect choice to bring the mystical city to life.

Braavos, one of the significant locations in the Game of Thrones universe, is a city known for its vibrant culture, intricate canal system, and iconic landmarks. Carnlough effortlessly embodied these qualities, transforming into the enchanting city of Braavos with its own distinct character.

The village’s picturesque harbor, lined with colorful houses and small fishing boats, served as the central point of Braavos, creating a visual spectacle that captivated viewers. Its narrow streets and quaint buildings were adorned with intricate designs and architectural details, reminiscent of the rich tapestry of the Game of Thrones world.

Visitors to Carnlough can immerse themselves in the essence of Braavos by exploring the village’s charming streets and harbor. They can stroll along the water’s edge, imagining themselves as characters from the show, and take in the awe-inspiring coastal scenery that enchanted both viewers and filmmakers alike.

The transformation of Carnlough into Braavos highlights the incredible fusion of fantasy and reality that Game of Thrones achieved through its use of Northern Ireland’s diverse landscapes. Carnlough’s portrayal of Braavos will forever be etched in the hearts of fans, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a touch of magic from the world of Westeros.

4. Cushendun Caves / The Stormlands

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

The Cushendun Caves helped to create some of the eerie settings near Storm’s End. These 400-million-year-old caves provided the perfect rocky, coastal landscape to represent the Baratheon homeland.

In the GOT TV series, the Cushendun Caves feature in one of the show’s most famous and mystical scenes. Here, Melisandre gives birth to the Shadow Assassin, much to the amazement of Davos Seaworth. This smokey spectre travels through the air to find Renly Baratheon, killing him in his tent. For viewers, this was the first time they saw how powerful Melisandre could really be. It also showed how far Stannis Baratheon would truly go to sit on the Iron Throne.

But the Cushendun Caves are more than just the backdrop for Storm’s End. They are a thing of natural beauty and undeniable proof of the picturesque qualities of the Northern Irish coastline. When visiting the cave featured in the show, make sure to take the time to soak up the verdant green landscape, and breath in some fresh Irish Sea air.

5. Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (28098)
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (28098)

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, located along the stunning Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland, is a captivating attraction that draws visitors from all over the world. Suspended high above the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, this iconic rope bridge offers a thrilling and unforgettable experience.

The bridge, which spans 20 meters and stands 30 meters above the rocky shoreline, was originally built by salmon fishermen over 350 years ago. It was used as a means to reach the Carrick-a-Rede Island, where fishermen would cast their nets for the abundant salmon population. Over time, it has transformed into a popular tourist destination, known for its breathtaking views and exhilarating crossing.

The surrounding area of the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge is equally enchanting. Nestled within the wild and untamed beauty of the Causeway Coast, the bridge is part of a larger nature reserve, rich in biodiversity and natural wonders. Visitors can explore the rugged cliffs, hike along picturesque trails, and spot seabirds nesting on the cliffsides.

Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or simply someone who appreciates natural beauty, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge offers an unforgettable experience. It’s a place where history, breathtaking views, and the thrill of crossing a swaying bridge come together to create an extraordinary adventure that will be etched in your memory forever.

6. The Dark Hedges / The Kingsroad

The Dark Hedges / The Kingsroad in Game of Thrones
The Dark Hedges / The Kingsroad in Game of Thrones

The Dark Hedges looked like a place straight out of a fantasy novel long before it became the backdrop of The Kingsroad in Game of Thrones. The interlocking canopy of trees covering the road naturally creates a sense of magic and mystery.

James Stuart originally planted the beech trees lining this road in 1755. He wanted them to grow and line the entranceway to his home, Gracehill House.

According to local legend, a ghost named the Grey Lady haunts the Dark Hedges. Some say she is the spirit of James Stuart’s daughter, or possibly a housemaid who died mysteriously. Others speculate that the Grey Lady is a spirit from a nearby abandoned graveyard. People say that on Halloween night, her fellow graveyard residents join in on the haunting fun!

While James Stuart originally planted 150 trees, only around 90 are still standing. In 2016, Storm Gertrude fell two trees and damaged a third. The timber from these trees made 10 bespoke doors. Each one features a Game-of-Thrones-inspired design. You can find them throughout Northern Ireland.

7. Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Northern Ireland’s most popular historical landmarks. It draws in hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Situated on the County Antrim coast, Giant’s Causeway is the product of two natural forces coming together. It formed when molten lava cooled down as it met with the cold sea water, around 50 to 60 million years ago. The result was a sprawling bed of around 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, that covers just under 5km of coastline.

Some legends also talk about how Giant’s Causeway came to be. The most popular features the Irish mythical character Fionn mac Cumhaill, who was feuding with a Scottish giant, Benandonner. Fionn built the causeway between the two islands so that they could fight it out.

However, when he saw how big Benandoner really was, he retreated back to his wife for help. She quickly wrapped Fionn in a blanket and laid him across her lap. When the Scottish giant arrived she told him that this was, in fact, the infant son of Fion mac Cumhaill. Seeing how big the toddler was, Benandonner figured that the father must be enormous. So, he ran away, destroying the causeway as he went.

8. Dunluce Castle / Pyke Castle of House Greyjoy

Dunluce Castle / House Greyjoy
Dunluce Castle / House Greyjoy

Exterior shots of Dunluce Castle were used in Game of Thrones for Pyke Castle of House Greyjoy on Pyke Island. But that’s not the only exciting thing about this 16th-century structure. It has many other claims to fame and tales from within its walls.

Featuring on the HBO TV series wasn’t the first time that Dunluce Castle was shown to the world. In the early 70s, it also featured on the inner sleeve of the Led Zeppelin album Houses of the Holy. It was also the one-time home of the famous Scottish warrior chieftain Sorely Boy MacDonnell. It was during Sorely’s reign that the Girona, a vessel from the Spanish Armada, was caught in a storm and wrecked on nearby rocks. The canons were taken from the ship and installed as the castle’s security system.

A local legend also claims that at one time, due to cliff beneath the castle eroding, the castle’s kitchen suddenly plummeted into the sea. The only member of staff left alive was the kitchen boy. He was sitting on a stool in the inside corner of the room when it fell.

Reviews (22)

22 reviews for Giant’s Causeway tour with Game of Thrones locations

  1. Mehul J.

    Very good tour which covers awesome locations at a reasonable price. We enjoyed so much and had a great time. Guide was very friendly and having good knowledge.

  2. Tony L.

    We had an excellent tour, we learned so much about The Game of Thrones and ancient lrish history. Brian is an excellent guide he knitted history, legend and the drama of GOT seamlessly together, it was a wonderful experience on a beautiful day in such a beautiful part of the world, highly recommended! Thank you Nick the driver for your friendliness, patience and a smooth drive on the tour.

  3. Kym C,

    Awesome day spent with Sharleen (guide) and Davey (driver). Great scenic driving, film locations great. Yummy lunch stop. Sharleen was a GOT extra so had lots of stories to share. Highly recommended

  4. Robert L.

    Brilliant well organised trip , our driver Alan and guide Pete we’re both 10/10

  5. James R.

  6. Shelley F.

    Great day out whether you are a game of thrones fan or not. Bryan the tour guide was knowledgeable and made the trip interesting talking about Irish history and the parallels it had with the show. Seamus the driver got us everywhere safely too

  7. Amanda S.

    Great time!! Lots of good history knowledge.

  8. Julie-Anne W.

    Fantastic fun tour, great locations. Tour guide had great knowledge and made the tour great fun… would highly recommend!!!

  9. Jen T.

    Erin was awesome – very funny

  10. Susan S.

    Amazing tour, we absolutely loved it and our tour guide Sharleen was so informative and entertaining. The tour was great value for money and just loved the locations. The Giant’s Causeway was stunning too.

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  14. Gemma K.

    Our tour was fantastic. Even though we were hungover we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our tour guide for the day really made it. She was great. Highly recommend..

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  16. Stephen P.

    Brilliant guide who had been an extra and nice coach. We enjoyed the GOT theme BUT far too much time on other points of interest such as the Causeway and aRope Bridge. Why not simply run a Game of Thrones tour only?

  17. Simon T.

    Great tour, would have appreciated a little longer at the dark hedges and the caves.

  18. Michelle M.

    Great tour, spectacular scenery and Sharleen was an excellent guide.

  19. Nif S.

    Our tour guide, Rachel, was positively amazing! She was professional, funny, knowledgeable & kept the entire group entertained from beginning to end. The sights were beautiful. Sean, our driver, was fabulous as well.

  20. Muhammad S.

    Magnificent. Our your guide was very friendly and had adequate knowledge.

  21. Frank C.

    We had a brilliant and lovely day. The tour guide and driver were great, I loved the guides since of humour. I am not a fan of G.O.T. fan, but my wife loves it. Many thanks to all involved.

  22. Alan F.

    Very good tour with some great game of thrones locations to visit. Also the rope bridge and giants causeway were excellent attractions to experience. Rachel our tour guide was lovely and enthusiastic at her job and Nick our bus driver kept us safe on the narrow roads and cliff edges. Tour was also reasonably priced. We enjoyed this tour.

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