Game of Thrones Tour From Dublin
Available Year Round
Visit Filming Locations!
Witness first hand the stunning scenery featured as the backdrop in the world-famous HBO series on a Game of Thrones tour from Dublin. Journey with us through the rugged landscape of the north for an unforgettable day visiting some of Northern Ireland’s main Game of Thrones filming locations.
Why Choose This Tour:
Visit locations where some of the most iconic blood-curdling Game of Thrones scenes were filmed!
Feel the wrath of Ned Stark in Cairncastle, the location where he beheads a deserter at Knock Dhu
Stop off at the location for the fierce Battle of Blackwater Bay
Take in incredible beauty along the Antrim Coastal Road, “One of the Best Coastal Drives in the World” as voted by TripAdvisor users
Visit Carrickfergus Castle, an extraordinary feat of medieval architecture
Let your expert guide weave stories of Irish myth and truth that undoubtedly give this location its otherworldly magic
Get 10% off a second Wild Rover Day Tour From Dublin when booking them at the same time!
Please note that this tour isn’t suitable for children.
5 days a week
6:45am Arlington Hotel, Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin 1
8:30pm O’ Connell street
Things to Bring:
All weather clothing and a smile on your face
GOT costumes, transport, guides and all admissions
About the Vehicle:
Luxury air-conditioned coaches with 4G WiFi
About Your Guides:
You will be accompanied by two members of staff on each tour. Click here to learn more about our team.
For cancellations up to 48 hours prior to departure date a 15% administration fee will be imposed. For cancellations less than 24 hours prior to departure date 50% of the total amount will be charged.
Cancellation notice must be given by email, if no cancellation notice is given, the refund policy is then at the discretion of the reservations department.
We offer luggage storage services at our Tourist Office situated at 33 Bachelor’s walk, Dublin 1 (beside O’Connell bridge).
The Adventure Awaits...
Carrickfergus Castle (Photo stop) & Magheramorne Quarry
Although not in GOT, we’ll make a quick photo stop at incredible Carrickfergus Castle. One of the best examples of a preserved medieval structures in Ireland, built by John de Courcy in 1177, the castle has been an imposing monument on the Irish landscape for more than 800 years. Overlooking Belfast Lough and besieged in turn by the Scots, Irish, English and French, the castle played an important military role until 1928.
Magheramorne Quarry is an essential stop for all Game of Thrones fans! Castle Black, Hardhome and The Wall were filmed at this abandoned quarry, and battlements were built here to serve as King’s Landing’s defence during the Battle of Blackwater Bay. The composite set (with both exteriors and interiors) consisted of a large section of Castle Black including the courtyard, the ravenry, the mess hall and the barracks, and used the stone wall of the quarry as the basis for the ice wall that protects Westeros. A functional elevator was built to lift the rangers to the top of The Wall. A castle with real rooms and a working elevator were built near cliff 400 feet (120 m) high, CGI fills in the rest to make the wall appear 700 feet (210 m) high. The area around the elevator was painted white to make it look like ice.
Cairncastle & Antrim Coastal Road
This tiny village at the very bottom of the Glens of Antrim is the location where Ned Stark gives us an early glimpse of his firm principals by beheading a deserter at Knock Dhu, On the windswept basalt escarpment above the small village.
As we travel along The Glens Of Antrim Coastal Route, we’ll pass quaint fishing villages, haunted castles, sweeping glens, green valleys and cascading waterfalls, which make this ‘One of the Best Coastal Drives in the World’ as voted by TripAdvisor users.
Beyond the picturesque village of Cushendun lies the caves where Melisandre gives birth to a murderous shadow baby in season two.
Ballycastle (Lunch stop)
Named ‘The Best Place to Live in Northern Ireland’ in a list compiled by The Sunday Times in 2016, Ballycastle is located on the most north-eastern point of the island of Ireland and the northern limit of Glens of Antrim. Rathlin Island and the Mull of Kintyre on the Scottish mainland can be viewed from the coastline. The famous ‘Ould Lammas Fair’ is held each year on the last Monday and Tuesday of August and is the home to Yellow man and Dulce.
Larrybane Quarry is the location of Renly Baratheon’s camp in season two. Much has happened in this limestone quarry: Brienne of Tarth defeated Ser Loras of the Flowers; Littlefinger sought out Catelyn Stark who arrived to negotiate with King Renly; Even Euron, Theon and Yara have made fleeting appearances! This dramatic headland, close to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge experience, is a must-see!
The small town of Ballintoy, close to Giant’s Causeway on the North Antrim coast, is used for exterior shots of Pyke, capital of the Iron Islands. It is seen upon Theon Greyjoy’s return from Winterfell.
50 to 60 million years ago a volcanic eruption under the sea caused rapid cooling of the Basalt lava, leaving 40,000 interlocking basalt columns up to 12 metres high. These stepping stones run from the foot of the cliffs into the sea. This unique attraction is the only UNESCO world heritage site in Northern Ireland. Known as the “8th Wonder of the World”, you cannot afford to not visit the Giant’s Causeway while in Ireland. Let your guide share the Irish myth on who built the Giant’s Causeway, the legend of the Irish Giant Finn McCool.
Dunluce Castle photo Stop
Next stop is the House of Greyjoy! This imposing castle, built by the McQuillan family around 1500, is located on the top of sheer-sided cliffs 100 feet above the ocean – the perfect location for one of the Great Houses of Westeros. The rugged cliff face on which Pyke Castle is located is reflected in the location of Dunluce Castle. Built on the site of an ancient Irish fort, this castle includes a souterrain and Mermaids Cave below and offers stunning views along the Donegal coast to the east and on a bright day. The Scottish Island Islay is visible in the distance. The iconic ruin of Dunluce Castle bears witness to a long and tumultuous history. The castle fell into the hands of the famous warrior chieftain ‘Sorley Boy MacDonnell’ whose family still own the castle today. The Castle’s dramatic history of violence, intrigue and rebellion is matched by the scandal and betrayal committed by the Greyjoys in GOT. Fortunes of the family rose and fell depending on who was on the throne in England. After the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, the McDonnell’s suffered from impoverishment because they pledged allegiance to the cause of James II and Dunluce Castle was abandoned, and parts were scavenged for nearby buildings.
The Stuart family planted this beautiful avenue of beech trees in the 18th century. More than two centuries later they starred as the King’s Road in Game of Thrones, appearing in season two when Arya Stark escaped from King’s Landing.
Return to Dublin at 8:30pm.
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