Rojak Daily Logo
Back to top

[CONTEST] These 'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations Will Make You Want to Catch the Next Flight to Northern Ireland

While waiting for the new season, step into the land of ice and fire and experience the Seven Kingdoms.

[CONTEST] These 'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations Will Make You Want to Catch the Next Flight to Northern Ireland
Image: The Daily Mail
If you ask 10 people if they follow Game of Thrones, at least eight of them would answer ‘yes’. The HBO drama is one of the most successful fantasy TV series to date, well-known for its epic storyline, complex characters, acting, and production values.
Based on the books by George R. R. Martin, despite its gory bloodbaths and violent death scenes, a big chunk of the filming takes place in several stunning locations around Northern Ireland, Croatia, Morocco, and Iceland, that are absolutely peaceful compared to what you see on-screen.
Although we only hear of Korean drama fans flocking to South Korea to step into their favourite drama scenes, we seldom hear of similar results from Western productions. But this is not the case for Game of Thrones.
The land of ice and fire has reportedly contributed to a boost in Northern Ireland’s tourism thanks to diehard GoT fans flying to the country to visit the dramatic landscapes of the Seven Kingdoms.
Here are some of the most notable filming locations in Northern Ireland:

The Castle Ward towers transformed into Winterfell, the capital of the North.

Image: Alamy

Fans would recognise the Dark Hedges as the Kings Road and the Dark Hedges of Armoy.

Image: Alamy

Ballintoy Harbour is portrayed as the Iron Islands, where Theon meets his long lost sister.

Image: VisitBelfast

The caves at a place featured as the Stormlands, where Melisandre gave birth to her shadow baby, is found in Cushendun.

Image: VisitBelfast

Inch Abbey was used in the Riverlands scenes, where Robb Stark's army waits to cross the Trident.

Image: VisitBelfast

Actress Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, was spotted filming at Carnlough Harbour for the sixth season.

Image: Alamy
Are you done gushing over the beautiful scenery? We know you've got a long way to go before the new season premieres and you're probably rewatching the past seasons to fill the void in your heart.

So to help take away the agony of waiting, Astro is giving you a chance to fly to Northern Ireland and walk the grounds of Game of Thrones! Not only that, you get to go behind the scenes and stay in one of the rooms that some of the actors stayed during the filming and breathe the same air as your favourite GoT stars!
Wait, there's more! The Game of Thrones tour is only one out of 20 exclusive once-in-a-lifetime adventures that Astro is giving away to its subscribers in lieu of its 20th anniversary.
Visit for more information on the full list of contests. Do it now!