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Game of Thrones brings an estimated £150 Million to Northern Ireland



Northern Ireland is the principal location for the major filming of Game of Thrones, and a lot of real locations are made use of during filming: places that are attracting fans for a while now. Due to the huge fan following of the HBO fantasy drama, a lot of fans like visiting the locations where Game of Thrones is filmed, and this has increased the tourism business of Northern Ireland greatly.

According to what BBC reported, NI screen, which funds the Game of Thrones filming, helps the show gain a lot of tax benefits, but claim that the returns are quite high as well. It appears that the economy has been fueled to around £150 Million since the show began six years ago. The tourism industry has seen a substantial increase as fans are attracted to the landmarks featured in the show.

Check out the economic impact of Game of Thrones on Northern Ireland below:

Game of Thrones Economic Impact (Source: Northern Ireland Screen)
Funding from Northern Ireland Screen Expenditure on goods and services into the Northern Ireland economy
Pilot / Series 1 £3.2m £21.2m
Series 2 £2.85m £21.8m
Series 3 £3.2m £22.5m
Series 4 £1.6m £23.2m
Series 5 £1.6m £26.3m (Estimated)
Series 6 £1.3m £31m (Estimated)
Total: £13.75m £146m (Estimated)

The businesses have also seen a high in the past few years, so as it turns out, Game of Thrones has helped the economy of Northern Ireland to a large scale. It seems that even after the show ends two years later, it will still attract fans to witness the many filming locations of their favourite TV series.

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