Filming in Northern Ireland

Did you know that Northern Ireland is the most important film location for Game of Thrones®?

Some of the most spectacular indoor sets in the history of television have been built for the show inside the 'Paint Hall' in Belfast, the largest studio space in the world. These sets include the Red Keep's Great Hall, with its Iron Throne, the Sept of Baelor, centre of religious worship for the Faith of the Seven and the impregnable holdfast known as the Eyrie, with its terrifying Moon Door.

HBO considered no less than fourteen different countries before choosing Northern Ireland as the principal filming location for Thrones. We think they made an inspired choice. The NI sets, landscapes and castles all look fantastic on screen.

Our Immersive Tours from Belfast and Dublin

We offer coach tours from both Belfast and Dublin to Winterfell and other key locations from seasons 1, 2 and 3. The most important visit is to Winterfell where an adventure sports company, based in the courtyard of Winterfell, offers archery in the courtyard itself and Stark family cloaks, costumes, swords and shields for those who wish to truly immerse themselves in the mood of the North.

Check out the beautiful maps of our tour routes in the menu bar.

Welcome to Westeros.

Belfast Winterfell Day Tour

---Adults - £40

---Students/OAPs - £36

---Under 16s - £32

Every ticket includes a coach tour + lunch (vegetarian and GF options available)

Dublin Winterfell Day Tour

---Adults - €55

---Students/OAPs - €50

---Under 16s - €45

Every ticket includes a coach tour + lunch (vegeratian and GF options available)

Extras on offer at Winterfell

+ Stark family costumes for hire (cloaks, gambesons, peascods, swords)

+ Archery in the courtyard (12 arrows) for €10.

NOTE: Archery is an optional extra for those with mobility constraints or for customers who, for any other reason, don't want to do the 3km walking tour of GOT film locations at Old Castle Ward.

Group rates? Talk to us

Contact our Belfast office at +44 (0)28 9568 0023 or

Contact our Dublin office at +353 (0)1 649 9004 or

The arrow icon links to a short clip from HBO's Game of Thrones® YouTube channel called 'Season 2: In Production - Belfast'.

Radio interview with Ciara and Chris on the 2fm Ryan Tubridy show.

Here's a VFX clip from season 1 by BlueBolt of London, which reveals how a 16th century castle in Northern Ireland was dressed and green screened to become Winterfell.

VFX Breakdown