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Former Game of Thrones set in Northern Ireland set on fire



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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. Recently, one of the sets that was formerly used to film some of the key scenes was set on fire during a controlled burn, though the reason is not so clear as of yet.


Residents of the Northern Irish village Moneyglass spotted flames and large plumes of smoke at around 6pm at the former Co Antrim filming site of the fantasy television show Game of Thrones. According to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, they were aware of the controlled fire and said those responsible were overseeing the burn. It was a “controlled burn,” meaning this wasn’t a grease fire that got out of hand or anything; they meant to do this, although they are not sure entirely why.

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This particular Winterfell set was used for the later episodes of the show, particularly the season 8 episode “The Long Night,” where HBO filmed the brutal battle between the living and the dead. It is sad to see a remnant of Game of Thrones’ glorious past go down in flames, but we do we have other attractions that we can look forward to, like the Game of Thrones Studio Tour in Banbridge, NI.

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Sayantan is a keen follower of everything pop culture; from films, shows, anime to video games and latest memes. He started writing professionally for Wiki of Thrones during the 2021 lockdown, and has been developing his writing and editing skills ever since. Sayantan has since worked for several reputed firms, such as Collider and FandomWire, gathering experience and nods from some of the best in the industry. With a growing repertoire amassing renowned websites, Sayantan is your go to guy for all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. When he is not hunting for headlines and theories, you can find him engrossed in fantasy shows, conspiracy theories and video games.

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