Filming Locations: Bringing Game of Thrones® to Life
Just as the show has become one of the defining cultural phenomena of the 21st century, it is now embedded in the landscapes and culture of Northern Ireland. The many stunning locations that helped define the show’s image shone brightly on the small screen and now attract droves of dedicated fans who are highly motivated to travel.
With filming taking place across Northern Ireland, it is not unusual to see daily coach tours and individuals stop off at some of our most scenic locations as well as many of our lesser known beauty spots. Stopping at the exact locations where iconic scenes were filmed, fans are thrilled to walk in the footsteps of their favourite character and often re-enact their most memorable scenes.
Recognising the endless appetite for the series, Tourism NI has worked closely with HBO and Northern Ireland Screen to engage with the fans. We have created bespoke interpretive panels, a filming locations app as well as a collection of visitor guides showcasing the spectacular filming locations, the ten intricately crafted Doors of Thrones, the now famous Game of Thrones® Tapestry and the six beautiful stained glass window installations, the Glass of Thrones.
Our close association with the show and joint initiatives means that we are internationally recognised as Game of Thrones® Territory, a place where a now thriving screen tourism sector enjoys top billing alongside a booming film and TV production industry.