Castle Ward & Tollymore Forest Park
Travel up and visit Castle Ward a 14th century castle transformed into Winterfell, home of the Starks. Enjoy admission to the movie set and dress up in authentic outfits. Visit the haunting ruins of Inch Abbey & explore Tollymore Forest Park in Co. Down. Drive along the scenic Strangford Lough. It was transformed into the Narrow Sea for the television series.
Day 2: Belfast
Sightseeing in Belfast & Shane’s Castle
Embark on a sightseeing tour around Belfast. Travel along the shores of Lough Neagh to Shane’s Castle built in the 1300’s on the edge of the lake. The Lough & castle were used in season 1 & 2. The caverns underneath are used for filming the crypts in Winterfell.
Day 3: Derry
Cairncastle, Dark Hedges & Shillanavogy Valley
Continue your journey to stop and view Cairncastle an open area of many hills and beauty and used to film scenes from season 1,4,& 5. Visit Shillanavogy Valley which sits under the Slemish Mountain and enjoy a close up look at the area filmed as the Dothraki grasslands. Explore the Cushendun caves where Melisandre gave birth to the shadow creature. Pass the Dark Hedges where Arya Stark made her escape down Kingsroad in season 2.
Day 4: Derry
Dunluce Castle & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Visit the picturesque ruins of Dunluce Castle, which is perched atop basalt rock jutting out over the sea. The castle was filmed as the House of Greyjoy on the Iron Islands. Continue your journey on the unique and legendary Giants Causeway, made of hexagonal columns formed 60 million years ago. End your day exploring the Seven Kingdoms with a visit to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Day 5: Trim
Stay in County Meath and visit the impressive Trim Castle, founded in 1173 by the Norman, Hugh de Lacy, and where a scene from Braveheart was filmed. The castle is one of the largest and best preserved in Ireland.
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