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
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Plus booking fee
Please note that this tour isn’t suitable for children.
5 days a week
7:15am Dublin Bus Office, 59 O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1
8:10pm 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.
Full refund up to 24 hours cancellation notice in advance of the date of the tour. That is prior to 12.01am on the day before the tour date.
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...
Although there is no public access to the abandoned quarry, driving by this location we will be able to see it was used for many scenes in Game of Thrones including the defences of Castle Black during the battle of Blackwater Bay, Hardhome and the Wall. Although the Quarry is only 200ft high and painted white to look like ice, CGI enabled the wall to look 700ft high with Castle Black built at the base.
This location was used extensively in season 8 when a massive green screen was erected and many of the final season’s battle scenes were shot there.
The quaint seaside town of Carnlough is the setting for some of Game of Thrones’ most dramatic scenes. Known in the series as the free city of Braavos, this location has seen its fair share of drama. Arya finds Jaqen H’ghar here and learns how to become an assassin. Then in season 6, when she is attacked by the waif from the fearless men, Arya drags herself up the iconic steps of Carnlough Harbour to reach safety. We’ll pass these steps and learn about the most iconic GOT moments that have happened here — a must-see spot on any Game of Thrones Tour in Ireland.
The picturesque village of Cushendun, along the Causeway Coastal Route, is an important Game of Thrones’ filming location in Ireland. The wild coastline serves as the background for ships sailing from Westeros in the series and, if you venture slightly farther, you’ll find the caves where Melisandre gives birth to a murderous shadow baby in season 2. “Mary McBrides” pub in the town is home to one of the ten doors made from the fallen trees of the Dark Hedges — a real bonus for a true GOT experience. Cushendun and its coastline are iconic parts of the series, with relics and landscapes that make it possible to imagine the HBO fantasy world.
This is also where Jamie Lannister has his last fight on his failed attempt to save Cersi in Game of Thrones Season 8.
Larrybane Limestone Quarry plays a big role in season 2 and 6 of Game of Thrones. It is the location of Renly Baratheon’s camp in season 2, and the place where Brienne of Tarth proves herself in single combat against Ser Loras of the Flowers. But that’s not all. Much has happened in this limestone quarry: Littlefinger sought out Catelyn Stark who arrived to negotiate with King Renly; and when Euron realises that his niece and nephew have stolen his ships, Rathlin island provides the perfect backdrop for his escaping fleet! This dramatic headland, close to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge experience, is a must-see.
Fullerton (Lunch stop)
Next, we’ll stop at The Fullerton Arms, a hotel in which many of the cast have stayed while filming. Fullerton Arms is an interesting stop for Game of Thrones fans — the hotel not only serves good food but also boasts a themed dining room with its very own Iron Throne. Imagine you’re heir to the throne for a photo opportunity or admire door 6, a beautiful piece made from a tree from the Dark Hedges and dedicated to Drogon, Denaerys’ favourite dragon.
The small town of Ballintoy, close to the Giant’s Causeway on the North Antrim coast, is used for exterior shots of Pyke, capital of the Iron Islands. It is here where Theon Greyjoy returns from Winterfell to start negotiations with his father Balon, and where he is given his ship ‘sea bitch’. As this region is difficult to access, we’ll enjoy a quiet tour away from large coaches. Explore the area and, as you look out over the ocean,
imagine embarking on a quest to rival those of the series.
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 legend of the Irish Giant Finn McCool, who built the stepping-stones in a day to reach Scotland.
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 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 Game of Thrones. 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. They couldn’t have known the worldwide interest their now-famous beech trees would
achieve. More than two centuries later, they starred as the King’s Road in Game of Thrones, appearing in season 2 when Arya Stark escaped from King’s Landing.
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