Winterfell Castle & Demesne Tour

You’ll feel like a true Stark with the private Winterfell Castle & Demesne Tour. Exploring the locations of many iconic Game of Thrones scenes, you’ll start to think you’re the King (or Queen) in the North!

Old Castle Ward is the real-life setting of Winterfell Castle, the home base of the Stark family. But that’s not all there is to see here. Throughout the vast, 1000-acre demesne are the settings of many well-known GOT scenes. On this tour, you will have the chance to explore them all (over 20 key locations) and learn how they were used to bring Westeros to life.

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With your private tour guide in tow, you will hear fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and insider gossip from production. You will also see video clips, notebooks, and photographs taken during filming. All while re-creating some of the most well known GOT scenes, such as the arrival of King Robert through the Winterfell archway, or the secret marriage of Robb and Talissa. You’ll also see Walder Frey’s castle, and the window from which Bran was pushed.

But while the wilds of Westeros can be a dangerous place for any traveller, you won’t be left unprepared.

Included in the tour is an archery lesson, given to you by Winterfell’s own Master-at-arms. And you won’t look out of place either! Every visitor gets costumes and props, as well as a complimentary bottle of Winterfell Ale, so that you can journey in style!

The Winterfell Castle and Demesne Tour is a unique and fun opportunity to experience these famous filming locations up-close. Along with a personal tour guide at your side, every step of the way!

Booking price is for a group of up to three people. If you are travelling through the Seven Kingdoms with a larger party, please contact us directly.

The tour lasts approx. 2.5 hours. Transport to the more remote locations on the demesne is provided by private mini-van. And for those of you looking for a bit of exercise, a cycling option is also available.

To make your time at Winterfell extra special, make sure to check out the other options available:

A private boat tour of Strangford Lough, visiting various castles used in the show.

A self-guided cycling tour of the filming locations throughout Old Castle Ward.

A chance to meet the real Direwolves from the show.

A Hold and Fly falconry lesson at Walder Frey’s castle.

A chance to meet an actor from the show and hear their stories from the set.

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Locations (21)

2. The Broken Tower

Climbing towards the “Broken Tower” to feed the ravens Bran inadvertently finds Jamie Lannister and Queen Cersei in bed. Jamie offers Bran a hand to help him through the window but shoves him backwards where he falls to the ground. (S1, E1)

“The things I do for love.” Jamie Lannister

3. Archery Range in Winterfell Courtyard

Robb Stark and Jon Snow improve their brother Bran’s archery skills in the courtyard of Winterfell. Their sister Arya was always the better shot! (S1, E1)

“And which one of you was a marksman at 10, keep practicing Bran.” Ned Stark

4. The Cottage aka Brothel of Winterfell

Jamie Lannister goes in search of his brother Tyrion who is otherwise engaged with Ros. (S1 E1)

“Should I explain to you the meaning of a closed door brother.” Tyrion Lannister

5. Crypts entrance

When King Robert Baratheon arrives to Winterfell he and Ned descend into the Crypts of Winterfell to pay their respects to the dead. This is where Robert asks Ned to be Hand of The King. (S1, E1)

“Lord Eddard Stark, I would name you Hand of The King.” Robert Baratheon

7. The Barn where Tyrion slaps Joffrey!

Tyrion Lannister confronts Joffrey about not paying the proper respect to Ned and Catelyn Stark after hearing the news of Bran falling from The Tower. He chooses the moment to slap some sense into Joffrey as The Hound watches on. (S1, E1)

“One more word and I’ll slap you again.” Tyrion Lannister

8. The Byers AKA Winterfell Forge

Where Aryas The Needle sword was forged. Before he travels north to join the Nights Watch Jon Snow has the Winterfell blacksmith Mikken forge a sword for Ayra which she calls “The Needle”. (S1, E2)

“Stick ‘em with the pointy end.” Jon Snow

9. Climbing Wall – Bran Stark

As King Robert and his entourage approach Winterfell from the Kings Road Bran scales the castle walls to get a better view of the party arriving. He is then told off by his mother Catelyn and made to promise not to climb the walls again. (S1, E1)

10. The Doorway where Jon Snow meets Tyrion for 1st time

Jon Snow meets Tyrion Lannister in the courtyard of Winterfell before a party where they discuss Jon’s parentage. (S1, E1)

“Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour and it can never be used to hurt you.” Tyrion Lannister

11. The Stone Wall where Ned kills Direwolf Lady

Direwolf Nymeria is released/chased away by Arya to prevent her Direwolf from being killed after it attacked Joffrey LannisterQueen Cersei orders Nymeria to be put to death however as it has disappeared Sansa’s Direwolf Lady is killed in her place. (S1 E2)

“The Wolf is of the North. She deserves better than a butcher.” Ned Stark

12. The Tree under which Robb & Talisa get married

Robb Starks marries Talisa even though he has a marriage contract with a daughter of Lord Frey. They share their vows secretly under a tree in a private ceremony before a Septon who binds their hands with ribbon. They then receipt the names of the Gods – Father, Smith, Warrior, Mother, Maiden, Crone, and Stranger. (S2, E10)

13. Shoreline Pathway - Robb & Talissa walk along talking

After the battle of Whispering Wood, Robb and Talisa go for a walk and discuss Robb’s wedding contract with the daughter of Lord Frey. They are approached by a Stark Bannerman on horseback who informs them that Jamie Lannister, The Kingslayer, has escaped. (S2, E8)

“You think I’m fighting this war so they will sing songs about me, I want to go home.” Robb Stark

16. Jamie Lannister Cage at Robbs Camp

Robb Stark captures Jamie Lannister after the battle of Whispering Wood and keeps him in a wooden cage at each camp. He confronts Jamie about being Joffrey’s real father with the help of his Direwolf Grey Wind. (S2, E1)

17. Crooked Tree Branch overlooking Walder Frey’s Twins

The Young Wolf Robb and Catelyn Stark bargain with Lord Frey for safe passage via The Twins over the Green Fork of the River Trident. To ensure safe passage Catelyn promises her sons hand in marriage to one of Walder Frey’s daughters, a promise Robb later breaks. (S1, E9)

18. The Tree where Brienne confronts the Stark men

While on the run back to Kings Landing with Jamie Lannister, Brienne of Tarth confronts 3 Stark Man who have just hung 3 Stark Ladies from a tree over the path for sleeping with Lannister Soldiers. She is forced to kill all 3 when they recognize Jamie Lannister the Kingslayer. (S2, E10)

“Two quick deaths, one slow.” Brienne of Tarth

19. Pathway where Tyrion Walks, Talks & Whistles

After winning his trial by combat in The Eyrie, Tyrion Lannister and his champion Bron are walking through the vale on their way south. (S1, E8)

“And if the day ever comes when you are tempted to sell me out, remember this – whatever their price, Ill beat it. I like living.” Tyrion Lannister

20. The Field of Baelor Battlefield

Tyrion Lannister leads the Hill Tribes from the Vale of Arryn into battle alongside the Lannister army in exchange for gold and weapons, but he gets knocked to the ground in the rush and misses the whole battle. (S1, E9)

21. The Field of Lannister Camp

As a small part of the Stark Army marches through the night, the Lannsiters make camp and ready themselves for the battle of the Green Fork. The Stark Army is easily destroyed by the larger Lannister Army, however it was a diversion to allow Robb to capture Jamie Lannister. (S1, E9)

“He never moved, never smiled, never broke sweat, while thousands died below him.”

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