Here at Shelbourne Motors, we adore the scenic views and incredible natural beauty that Northern Ireland has to offer and, not surprisingly so, the producers of TV hit Game of Thrones did too. With many visitors to Northern Ireland heading here to visit the iconic filming locations, we’ve put together this list of the must visit filming locations so you can visit them in your car:
Tollymore Forest Park – County Down
Gothic bridges, hidden caves and beautiful views, Tollymore is where the famous Theon’s failed escape attempt was filmed and the unforgettable scene where the 3 Night’s Watchmen rode into the haunted forest. Head there by taking the B180 Bryansford Road.
Castle Ward Audley’s Tower – County Down
From the park, take the Strangford Road to get a great view of Audley’s Tower and Castle Ward which you’ll recognise from many key Game of Thrones scenes, most notably as the site for the Riverlands. The 820 acre site cannot be missed from the roadside and the 18th century National Trust property is a great place to explore for a family day out.
The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney
Game of Thrones fans listen up, this is the must see drive for you. The mysterious beech tree lined lanes are where the Kings Road scenes are filmed in the famous series and have an atmospheric charm that even those who aren’t fans of the series will love. Head there by taking the B15 and turning off at Ballykenver Road, on to Bregagh Road.
Head to the Shillanavogy Valley in County Antrim to explore the iconic valley which served as the practice ground at Runestone in the Vale of Arryn. You can get there by taking the M2 through County Antrim and heading towards Slemish.
With all these amazing drives offering the most comfortable and convenient ways to explore the top Games of Thrones locations Northern Ireland has to offer by car, start planning your adventure today. Be sure to always check your oil levels and tyre pressure before embarking on any long journeys.