Game of Thrones: Studio Tour Open 4 February – GOT Experiences in NI

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Next week, 4 February, the long-awaited Game of Thrones Studio Tour will open in Banbridge, Co. Down. The reservation site is now open and people can book trips to the studio here

Game of Thrones: Studio Tour Open 4 February – GOT Experiences in NI

Fans that are travelling to Northern Ireland may like to also visit some other memorable sites associated with the series. They include the ‘Doors of Thrones’ and the ‘Glass of Thrones’ tours in Belfast and around Northern Ireland.

Glass of Thrones

To celebrate 10 years of filming in Northern Ireland, Tourism Ireland created six giant, stained glass windows. They depict some of the most iconic scenes from Game of Thrones. These windows making up the ‘Glass of Thrones Walking Trail’ are now on permanent display after being generously gifted by Tourism Ireland. 

The windows were unveiled to coincide with the final season of the show with each one representing a different house or legacy. They show the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, Targaryens, White Walkers and the Iron Throne. The designs include the most talked-about scenes from seasons one to seven based on fans’ online searches. 

Visitors can see the Glass of Thrones installations dotted along the Maritime Mile, through the Titanic Quarter, from AC Hotel past Titanic Studios to HMS Caroline. Take a stroll to rediscover the most iconic moments from the saga immortalised in stained glass. 

These huge glass panels are perfect for taking photographs with some of your favourite scenes from the series. 

Doors of Thrones

One of the most recognised places from the series is the Dark Hedges. It is an avenue of ancient beech trees along Bregage Road between Armoy and Stranocum in Co. Antrim. The trees form an atmospheric arch over the road and it is a popular attraction.  

The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland.

In January 2016 Storm Gertrude wreaked havoc across Ireland and two trees from the Dark Hedges were casualties. Planted in the 18th century, these trees were part of the setting for the distinctive King’s Road in the series. 

The wood from the fallen trees was used to make 10 individual doors depicting scenes from the various stories in Series Six. The doors were then located around Northern Ireland at locations that featured in the series to form a trail. You can see this video about the making of the doors here.

For more information about where to see the locations of all the doors, see here

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Joan Scales
Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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