Game of Thrones Tours in Belfast
There’s probably nothing more wonderful for Game of Thrones fans than to be able to relive their favorite GoT scenes with friends while visiting official filming locations. Thanks to private tour companies in Belfast, they have now made it possible for fans to live out their dreams.
Just 40-minutes away from Belfast are 20 Game of Thrones filming location including Walter Frey’s Twins, Robb’s alliance camp, and the massive Winterfell Castle.
Winterfell Castle and Downhill Demesne are frequently used as Game of Thrones filming sites. When guests arrive into the old demesne, they can marvel at the ancient medieval walls, grand castle tower gates, and the beautiful flora and fauna surrounding the castles.
Apart from the breath-taking sights, there are many other things that guests can do while touring the sites.
Stand on the exact same spot where Robb and Jon taught their brother Bran how to fire an arrow. Meet Winterfell’s actual Master-at-Arms, dress up as your favorite GoT character, and learn how to become a modern day archer. Apart from paper targets, guests can try hitting some of the White Walkers provider by the tour.
If you aren’t really a fan of walking tours, no problem! Guests can visit filming sites by bike and see places like the forest where Brienne took a vow of loyalty to Sansa.
Castles of Westeros Boat Tour
Enjoy amazing views from the waters of Winterfell Castle, Dreadfort Castle, and Walder Frey’s Castle on a private boat. There are only a few slots available on this tour each day so it’s better to make a reservation first if you want to explore the filming sites by water.
Overnight camps are open for guests who want to enjoy visiting the filming sites for more than a day. With 20 in total, there is enough to explore over a two-week holiday if you’re dead set on visiting all of the different filming locations.
Game of Thrones has certainly brought ancient sites to the forefront of television. Each season, GoT creators are afforded huge budgets to renovate old castles based on George R.R. Martin’s books.
With the ongoing GoT phenomenon, digital companies as well as TV networks have jumped on the bandwagon in terms of using the franchise to make create new innovative products. Gaming companies, in particular, have created games dedicated to the episodes of the show. Telltale Games was one of the first developers to create a fantasy game in line with GoT’s storyline. A casual title by the name of Game of Thrones 243 Ways to Win was also released for the consumption of casual gamers, showcased among the slot titles on recreational site Slingo. More games for the TV show are slated for release this year around the same time as the Season 7 premiere.
Check out the entire game of thrones tours in Belfast itinerary by visiting WinterFell Tours’ official site here.
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Such a unique adventure and one so many people would enjoy. Loved reading about how to put together the experience and some alternative choices for activities. Also appreciated the links for further exploration. Nice post.