Did you know that Ireland is the filming location for many famous scenes from Game of Thrones? Here are some places you might recognise! All these locations are easy to access and well worth a visit up in Northern Ireland. From Tollymore Forest Park to Downhill Strand and the Dark Hedges, you can't dispute these are incredible locations irrespective of whether or not you're a fan of the series!
I'd recommend visiting Tollymore Forest Park, especially if you can go in the Autumn where you will experience it during its most amazing conditions. You do have to pay for parking but it's worth it to take a walk somewhere unlike anywhere else and to see some of the awe-inspiring filming locations from Game of Thrones.
Tollymore Forest Park made its first appearance in the episode one of Game of Thrones. It was used as the Haunted Forest, and scenes featuring the Starks, the White Walkers & Direwolves were all shot in these characterful woods. When Tollymore is blanketed in snow in the depths of winter, you can understand why they have used this park as the roamings grounds for the White Walkers.
For Season Two of Game of Thrones, the cliffs of Downhill became Dragonstone, the stronghold of the Baratheons.
The Stark's have featured in scenes set at the Dark Hedges several times in season 1 and season 2.
It's become a very popular tourist attraction due to the success of Game of Throne's but after a welcomed ban on traffic along this road it has regained much of it's original appeal as a destination for photography! Go at sunrise to avoid the crowds... most of the time.
This quiet harbour was featured in Game of Thrones as the town of Lordsport, Pyke where Theon Greyjoy lands in season 2.