Watching (or re-watching) Game of Thrones during lockdown? Look out for the historic castles, coastal scenery and rolling hills that made Northern Ireland the Home of Thrones!

Over its 10-year production period, much of the HBO’s hit drama was filmed in the Titanic Studios in Belfast and the dramatic landscapes across Northern Ireland. Normally, you can take an immersive Game of Thrones tour, where you can don a Stark cloak and discover the filming locations in person.

We know you can’t do that right now, so we’ve rounded up online experiences to bring the Home of Thrones to you. Relive the story virtually, or navigate through the Street Views below and see how many of these magnificent filming locations you recognise!

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Game of Thrones Online Experiences

Follow the Game of Thrones story in these imaginative and artistic retellings of the saga.

Game of Thrones Tapestry

Did you know the entire Game of Thrones storyline is depicted on a hand-woven tapestry?  The creation, which was inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and celebrates Northern Ireland’s linen heritage and Game of Thrones legacy, was on display at Ulster Museum until July 2019 and is now at the Bayeux Museum in France. See the entire 77m tapestry in detail on Tourism Ireland’s website, complete with fascinating facts about the production of the tapestry and the show itself.

Glass of Thrones

The Game of Thrones story is portrayed in six stained glass windows, which are dotted across Belfast forming a trail from the city centre to Titanic Studios. Though you can’t come to see them right now, you can see each window in detail on Tourism Ireland’s website. Plus, choose your favourite house and upload a photo of yourself to be immortalised on a virtual stained glass window!

Filming Locations

From coastal roads to craggy castles and sprawling glens, explore the landscapes that became the Seven Kingdoms in the hit TV show, Game of Thrones.

Dark Hedges

Starred As: The King’s Road
Explore the King’s Road above, the iconic road which led Ned Stark to his death and Arya Stark away from King’s Landing. This is probably one of the most popular landmarks on the Game of Thrones Map and a hidden road on the way to Bushmills, County Antrim.

Castle Ward

Starred As: Winterfell
The Georgian-era farmyard at Castle Ward (a National Trust property on the shores of Strangford Lough, County Down) was remodelled as the grounds of Winterfell Castle, where Bran fell from the window and Arya practiced on the Winterfell archery range.

Ballintoy Harbour

Starred As: Pyke and the Iron Islands
The harbor in the small village of Ballintoy, County Antrim, featured as the coastal nook where Theon Greyjoy arrives back in the Iron Islands, admires his ship and where he first meets his sister Yara.

Sallagh Braes

Starred As: Riverlands
The Sallagh Brae is part of the Glens of Antrim and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll recognise the landscape from episode seven in season six, when the Hound is living with a band of villagers in the Riverlands after being left to die by Arya Stark.

Cushendun Caves

Starred As: The Stormlands
These caves near the coastal village of Cushendun in County Antrim set the scene for the Stormlands and the location where Melisandre gave birth to her ‘shadow baby’. Explore the area’s dramatic coastline on the panorama above!

Larrybane Quarry

Starred As: The tournament grounds for a fight between Brienne of Tarth and Loras Tyrell
Larrybane bay on the North Antrim Coast is one of the most sheltered and scenic locations along the Causeway Coast, County Antrim. Its old quarry set the scene for our introduction of Brienne of Tarth in season two, when she fought Ser Loras Tyrell in a tournament in front of King Renly in front of his new wife and queen, Margaery Tyrell.

Inch Abbey

Starred As: The Riverlands
The ruins of this 12th century abbey on the banks of River Quoile near Downpatrick, County Down, was used as the set for the Riverlands scenes, where Robb Stark’s army wait at the Trident to cross.


Starred As: Dothraki Sea
On the edge of the Antrim plateau, Binevenagh boasts panoramic views stretching for miles. The location was chosen for the Dothraki Sea far above the city of Meereen, where Daenerys is rescued by her dragon Drogon and brought to his lair.

Titanic Studios

Starred As: The Great Hall and more
Titanic Studios’ Paint Hall and adjacent stages were used for many Game of Thrones sets, including the Great Hall throne room at the Red Keep, home of the Iron Throne. The Paint Hall, formerly used for painting ships, is still used for major productions. Find it in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter next to the famous Harland and Wolff cranes.

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