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Stones & Thrones – Game of Thrones Tour

Explore the world of Game of Thrones on the Stones & Thrones - Game of Thrones Tour. Be transported to the real Westeros on this multi-stop bus tour.

On the Stones and Thrones Tour, you get the chance to visit some of the most iconic GOT settings. Travelling with the same company that transports the cast and crew during production (Seasons 7 – 8). All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy some of the most breath-taking landscapes that Northern Ireland has to offer.

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Stones & Thrones Bus
Stones & Thrones Bus

This bus tour makes its morning pick up in Belfast’s city centre at 8.45am, seven days a week.

Here you will board the coach, and meet one of the friendly bus drivers who will guide you through the splendour of County Antrim’s north coast. Along the way, you will visit sites that you will recognize straight from GOT. These include:

Cairncastle – This is one of the first locations shown in the GOT TV series. It is used for multiple scenes, most notably in the first episode when Ned Stark has to behead the Night’s Watch deserter.

Carnlough – This small seaside village plays a big part in the story of Arya Stark. It is here that she is stabbed multiple times by the Waif. Then, after fleeing by jumping off a bridge, pulls herself out of the water.

Cushendun Caves – Within these centuries-old caves was where Melisandre gave birth to the Shadow Baby. This smoky spirit went on to kill Renly Baratheon

Ballintoy Harbour – This location provides the exterior shots of Pyke, one of the Iron Islands, and the home of Theon Greyjoy

Larrybane Quarry – It was here that the production filmed the famous tourney, in which Brienne of Tarthe bested Sir Loras Tyrell.

The Dark Hedges – No GOT tour is complete without a stop at this location. It is the site of the King’s Road, where many of the show’s adventures begin.

On top of exploring these iconic on-screen locations, you will also get the chance to explore some of Northern Ireland’s most famous historical attractions.

No trip to this part of the world would be complete without visiting Giants Causeway. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is a source of great pride for Northern Ireland and a must-see for any tourist. You will also make a stop at Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge, located at the picturesque Larrybane headland.

As part of the adventure, the tour will also stop at Dunluce Castle. Situated on a cliff edge, this is the perfect place to grab some costumes and props and take a fun, GOT inspired photo.

A lunch stop in the seaside town of Ballycastle is also incorporated in the day’s activities. This is also the home town of Conleth Hill, who plays Lord Varys. As well as Michelle Fairley, who played Catelyn Stark.

The Stones and Thrones Tour provides you with the ultimate Game of Thrones experience.

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

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

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2. Carncastle / Lands North of Winterfell

Carncastle / Lands North of Winterfell
Carncastle / Lands North of Winterfell

It was here on the windswept Antrim Plateau that Game of Thrones kicked off in dramatic fashion with Ned Stark beheading the Night’s Watch deserter, witnessed by Jon Snow, Theon Greyjoy, and the Stark brothers Robb and Bran; and where Catelyn captures Tyrion Lannister whom she suspects of trying to kill her son.

When Bran, Rickon, Osha, and Hodor head north to The Wall it is also from the land above Cairncastle that they take a last look back at Winterfell.

3. Comfort Break at Carnlough / Braavos

Carnlough / Braavos
Carnlough / Braavos

Next stop on stones and thrones offical tour the small village of Carnlough. This is the location where the waif from the faceless men attempts to kill Arya. See the place where an injured Arya drags herself ashore, get a on location picture and use the local facilities.

4. Cushendun Caves / The Stormlands

Cushendun Caves

The Caves at Cushendun were formed over a period of 400 million years and extreme weather conditions in Ireland. They are found just beyond the beautiful coastal village of Cushendun and we access them by foot next to the Bay Hotel and Cave House. At the behest of Stannis, Davos Seaworth lands Melisandre ashore. He witnesses her giving birth to the shadow baby (which will eventually kill King Renly).

5. Ballycastle Lunch Stop

Ballycastle Lunch Stop

Ballycastle is our next stop for lunch, Menus are provided on the stones thrones tour bus (price of food not included in ticket). Ballycastle is also the home town of Conleth Hill, better known as Lord Varys, breath taking picturesque village perfect for photos and experience the local offerings!

6. Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

Located along the stunning North Coast close to Carrick-Rede Rope Bridge, this area is exceptional in is natural beauty. Larrybane headland, which once stretched out towards Sheep Island and had a promontory fort on the top dating to 800AD, had large caves underneath which once served as home to boat builders and a safe resting place from winter storms.

Despite having been quarried in the 1950′s this quarry is still worth a visit for its exceptional views. Our Fans will recognize this location as Storm’s End, the bridge itself takes a bit of courage to undertake, and does require a modest level of fitness down and back again to the stones and thrones tour bus.

7. Larrybane Quarry / Renly Baratheon’s Camp

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

Larrybane is a natural plateau surround by limestone walls which was the perfect location for a combat tournament. Here is where a masked Brienne bests Sir Loras in armed combat peaking the interest of Catyln Stark.

8. Ballintoy Harbour / Lordsport, Pyke

Ballintoy Harbour
Ballintoy Harbour

Ballintoy is situated in one of the most picturesque parts of North Antrim between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and looks out to Rathlin Island and beyond to Scotland.

As you come over the Knocksoghey Brae from Ballycastle or in from Whitepark Bay you are greeted by spectacular views, each one featuring Ballintoy Church. This stunning seaside location has been used for exterior Pyke shots and as the Iron Islands.

9. Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway
Giant’s Causeway

The Game of Thrones Itinerary is a great way to discover some key filming locations of the show along the stunning Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland. Plotting a path through the scenic splendor of the Seven Kingdoms, it takes you to where so many of the pivotal scenes were shot.

The Game of Thrones itinerary not only brings to life the drama of the series, but also provides a front row seat at locations steeped in local myth and legend, where ancient warriors walked long before leading men. Thus, no tour would be complete without a stop at the Giant’s Causeway!

For centuries countless visitors have marveled at the majesty and mystery of the Giants Causeway. At the heart of one of Europe’s most magnificent coastlines, its unique rock formation have for millions of years stood as a natural rampart against the unbridled ferocity of Atlantic storms.

The distinct rugged symmetry of the columns never fails to intrigue and inspire our visitors. To stroll on the Giants Causeway is to voyage back in time. The Stones & Thrones tour is the only tour that offers the opportunity to maximize your visit to both the Giant’s Causeway and see as much of the Antrim Coastline as possible in a single day.

11. The Dark Hedges / The Kingsroad

The Dark Hedges / The Kingsroad
The Dark Hedges / The Kingsroad

Immerse yourself in the join the Night’s Watch! This beautiful avenue of beech trees has been used as the location for the Kingsroad in the hit show. It was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century and intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House.

Two centuries later, the Dark Hedges remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Ireland.

This is the final stop before we head back to Belfast, and has proven to be a favourite for photos we have props available should you fancy getting in theme, we love people sharing experiences of the tour via social media as it shows the stones and thrones tour is in a different league and why its the official tour to game of thrones.

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