Winterfell Locations Trek from Dublin
Explore the wild landscapes of Westeros with the Winterfell Locations Trek from Dublin. Walk through the forests and greenery that bring George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire to life on screen.
This unique Game of Thrones experience allows you to truly embrace the settings and scenery of Winterfell. Embarking on long treks through Northern Ireland’s natural scenery, you will uncover the sites of many famous scenes from the TV series.
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After leaving Dublin in the morning, your coach will bring you to Tollymore Forest Park.
This is the location of your first 3km trek of the day. Covering 630 hectares, many parts of this forest have been used for different scenes throughout GOT. One of the most important scenes filmed here was in the very first episode of the TV series. In the heart of the park, at Altavaddy Bridge, is where the Starks found a litter of six direwolf pups. Each was given to a Stark child and became a loyal and protective companion to them.
Another key location in Tollymore is the pit where the Night’s Watch uncover dismembered Wildlings in the snow. And there is also the site of Tyrion and Jon’s campfire, where they discuss their lives on the way to the great wall. The bond they form here proves important when Jon needs Tyrion and Daenerys’ help in later seasons.
This tour will also bring you to Castle Ward Estate. The 16th-century tower house that overlooks these grounds doubled as Winterfell Castle in season 1 of the TV series. But the home of the Starks (and briefly the Boltons) isn’t the only site of interest here. Spanning more than 340 hectares, this is the location of nine significant GOT scenes. While on a 3km trek around the grounds you will the tower house that served as one of Walder Frey’s Twins. You’ll also walk through the site of Robb’s camp in the Riverlands, and plenty more.
Of course, all of this hiking is sure to help build up an appetite.
Thankfully, between the two main treks, there is a lunch stop at The Lobster Pot, a charming pub in Strangford.
Also, while your out and about, you have the option of wearing a Northern wool cloak. These can be used either for warmth or just to help embody the character of a true Stark. There are even some shields, swords and helms to finish off the look!
After leaving Castle Ward, you will make a final stop at Inch Abbey. This 12th-century ruin is the location of two iconic scenes from the show. This is where Robb and Catelyn Stark first hear the devastating news of Ned’s beheading. It is also where Robb’s men pledge fealty, and christen him ‘The King in the North’.
The Winterfell Locations Trek from Dublin is a one-of-a-kind opportunity. It guides you through the wilderness of Westeros, uncovering the secrets behind the backdrops and settings of Northern Ireland.
- Minimum age is 18 years.
- Near public transportation
- This tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travellers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travellers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.