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Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

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It has been 10 years since Game of Thrones first aired on HBO. The show’s graphic scenery was simply breathtaking. Most of the locations where the series was filmed are in Northern Ireland. There was once a time when tourists flocked over to these destinations. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has left these places deserted. Let’s relive some of these beautiful sites in the pictures below!

1. Larrybane Quarry, Larne

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations in Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

The Stormlands

This retired quarry first introduced us to Brienne of Tarth, King Renly and his wife Margery Tyrell in season two.

2. Fairhead, Ballycastle

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations in Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Dragonstone

Northern Ireland’s tallest cliff face worked perfectly for Dragonstone. Jon Snow finally met Daenerys and her dragons here.

3. Saintfield, Co. Down

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations in Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Battle of the Bastards/Battle of Winterfell

Hidden amongst the lush green pastures in the peaceful village of Saintfield, sits two landmark spots – specifically, the battlefields for the Battle of the Bastards and the Battle of Winterfell. Empty aside from a few barns, with a little imagination and a lot of CGI, these fields were once filled with giants and White Walkers.

4. Sallagh Braes, Antrim

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations in Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

You’ll recognise the landscape from season 6, episode 7: The Broken Man, when the Hound was rescued by a band of villagers in the Riverlands after his brutal beating/stabbing by Brienne of Tarth and Arya Stark.

5. Shillanavoghy Valley, Antrim

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations in Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Dothraki Sea

Just beneath Slemish Mountain the Khalasar departs Pentos and rides to Vaes Dothrak.

6. Ballintoy Harbour, Causeway Coast

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations in Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

The Iron Islands

Home to House GreyjoyTheon Greyjoy returned home to the Iron Islands and this is where we first meet his sister Yara. Ballintoy also featured as the Free Cities where Varys was born.

7. Tollymore Forest, Newcastle

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations in Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Throwback to the first season, fans will recognise this woodland where the Nightwalkers were first spotted and also where the Stark kids found the Direwolf pups. Numerous woodland/snowy forest shots were captured here too.

8. The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations in Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Kingsroad

A popular tourist attraction even before the Game of Thrones, this spot features as the grandest highway in Westeros. It runs from Castle Black at the Wall all the way south to the capital, King’s Landing.

9. Murlough Bay, Antrim

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations in Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Slavers’ Bay

Davos Seaworth was shipwrecked and later rescued after the Battle of Blackwater Bay here at Murlough. This is also where Tyrion and Jorah come ashore on Slavers’ Bay, only to be accosted by slavers.

10. Quintin Bay, Portaferry

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations in Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Stokeworth

One of the forgotten filming locations, Jamie Lannister tracks down Bronn at Stokeworth here before asking him to travel with him to Dorne.

11. Mageramorne Quarry, Antrim

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Castle Black and Hardhome

This is the backdrop to Castle Black and Hardhome – while the entrances are real, the huge ice wall and snow were of course created digitally.

12. Binevenagh, Limavady

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Dothraki Grasslands

In season five, Daenerys encounters a horde of house warriors here – the vast landscape and towering cliffs made for a menacing backdrop.

13. Inch Abbey, Downpatrick

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Riverlands

Robb Stark’s army set up camp here, as they waited at the Trident to cross. He was also crowned ‘King in the North‘ here after the battle in the Whispering Wood.

14. Cushendun Caves, Antrim

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

The Stormlands

Fans will recognise the caves where the Red Priestess Melisandre gives birth to the shadow creature which ultimately kills Renly.

15. Downhill Strand, Castlerock

Dragonstone

Cast and crew transformed Downhill beach into the shores of Dragonstone, where those who defied the Lord Of Light were sacrificed by Lady Melisandre.

16. Glenariff, Antrim

Runestone

Littlefinger journeys through Glenarrif with Sansa to meet with Lord Royce and watch Robin Arryn training in The Vale.

17. Cairncastle, Ballygally

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

The North

The rugged scenery from the ruins of Cairncastle is used a couple of times throughout the show. In the first episode of season 1, Ned Stark beheads a deserter of the Night’s Watch. The team returned in season 3 when Jaime Lannister is released from captivity and on the road back to King’s Landing. Baelish also travels through the rolling hills with Sansa, on their way to marry Ramsey Bolton.

18. Quoile River, Downpatrick

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

River Run

The Riverlands are home to the Tully’s and the scenes of Hoster Tully’s funeral were shot along the River Quoile.

19. Portstewart Strand, North Coast

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Dorne Coast

With miles of golden sands, Portstewart Strand was the perfect spot to recreate the most southern region of Westeros. Jaime Lannister and Bronn disguised themselves as Martell soldiers amongst the scenic dunes, to rescue Myrcella Baratheon.

20. Castle Ward, Strangford

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Winterfell

One of the most iconic locations in the Seven Kingdoms, the 820-acre walled demesne of Castle Ward, County Down, provided a prime location for House Stark.

21. Pollnagollum Cave, Fermanagh

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Beric Dondarrion’s Hideout

Think back to season 3…this is the ‘Brotherhood without Banners‘ secret hideaway.

22. Audley’s Castle, Downpatrick

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Audleys Castle at Strangford Lough was chosen as a filming location for several scenes from season 1 and season 2. It is the backdrop for King Robert Baratheon’s arrival at Winterfell in season 1 and Robb’s Camp in season 2.

23. Toome Canal, Lough Neagh

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Old Valyrian Canal

In Season 5, disgraced Jorah Mormont takes Tyrion prisoner, throwing him bound and gagged into a stolen boat and setting sail for Meereen.

24. Leitrim Lodge, Newry

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

North of Winterfell

Bran and Rickon Stark take refuge at Leitrim Lodge, in the crypts after Theon seizes Winterfell.

25. Dunluce Castle, Bushmills

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

Pyke Castle

The ruins of the medieval Dunluce Castle were used for many of the scenes for Pyke Castle – the House of Greyjoy in the Iron Islands.

26. Titanic Studios, Belfast

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

It is here that most of the fixed sets and indoor shoots are made and filmed.

27. Titanic Quarter, Belfast

Relive The Forgotten Game of Thrones Locations of Northern Ireland in these 27 pictures!

On occasion, larger sets were constructed outdoors, including Kings Landing in season 8.

Did your favourite spot make it to the list? Tell us in the comments below!

 







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