These Doors Were Carved from Fallen Trees for Game of Thrones

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This is a guide to all the Game of Thrones doors in Northern Ireland which you can visit. Special thanks to Tourism Ireland and Discover Northern Ireland for providing us with these copyrighted images for the sake of this article. I was invited as a guest of Northern Ireland to explore these locations along with film locations on an all expenses paid trip to Belfast and the northern coast. This in no way shaped my opinions in this article. 

 

 

Exploring the Game of Thrones Doors in Northern Ireland

 

Many of us Game of Thrones fans know the centuries old Dark Hedges as the Kingsroad of Westeros. This breathtaking length of road which travels beneath the famous towering beech tree tunnel in Northern Ireland is one of the most remarkable sights of nature to be seen. If you’ve been lucky enough to witness its beauty with your own eyes, you know it is a very special place.

 

Game of thrones filming locations in northern ireland, dark hedges, kingsroad

 

This would be the second time I saw the towering woods. The first in 2014. However, this time, my experience was much different than my last, as I was heartbroken to see that two of the trees had fallen due to Storm Gertrude in 2016. A loss which no one can replace as these trees were hundreds of years old. Devastated, HBO and Tourism Northern Ireland found a way to keep their beauty alive by creating ten doors from the fallen wood which depicts scenes from the beloved TV series.

 

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland, the dark hedges

Destroyed by the storm photo Christa Thompson

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland, the dark hedges

Gone forever photo Christa Thompson

 

Game of thrones filming locations in northern ireland, dark hedges, kingsroad

Photo Christa Thompson

 

The doors, stunning in craftsmanship, can be seen at ten pubs, restaurants and other venues close to Game of Thrones film locations. And the lasting memory of these precious trees can be enjoyed for many years to come. You can even take a memory of these doors home with by having your Journey of the Doors Passport stamped (available for free download online here).

 

Include these locations as part of your Game of Thrones film locations tour, or just for the fun of it.

 

The 10 Game of Thrones Doors in Northern Ireland

 

#1 The Cuan, Strangford, Co Down: Nearby Filming Locations: Castle Ward & Audley’s Castle

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

The Cuan

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 1 the Cuan

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 1 the Cuan

#2 Fiddler’s Green, Portaferry, Co Down: Nearby Filming Location: Quintin Bay

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Fiddlers Green

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 2 Fiddlers Green

 

#3 Percy French, Newcastle, Co Down: Nearby Filming Locations: Tollymore Forest & Leitrim Lodge

 

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Percy French

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 3 Percy French

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 3 Percy French

 

#4 Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh: Nearby Filming Location: Pollnagollum Cave

 

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Blakes of the Hollow

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 4 Blakes of the Hollow

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 4 Blakes of the Hollow

 

#5 Owens, Limavady, Co Derry: Nearby Filming Locations: Downhill Beach, Binevenagh & Portstewart Strand

 

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Owens

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 5 Owens

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 5 Owens

 

#6 Fullerton Arms, Ballintoy, Co Antrim: Nearby Locations: Ballintoy Harbour & Larrybane

 

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Fullerton Arms

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 6 Fullerton Arms

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 6 Fullerton Arms

 

#7 Gracehill House, Stranocum, Co Antrim: Nearby Filming Location: The Dark Hedges

 

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 7 Gracehill House

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 7 Gracehill House

 

#8 Mary McBrides, Cushendun, Co Antrim: Nearby Filming Locations: Cushendun Caves, Above Murlough Bay, Murlough Bay, Carnlough Harbour & The Glens of Antrim

 

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Mary Mcbrides

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 8 Mary Mcbrides

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 8 Mary Mcbrides

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 8 Mary Mcbrides

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 8 Mary Mcbrides

 

#9 Ballygally Castle, Ballygally, Co Antrim: Nearby Filming Locations: Cairncastle, Carnlough Harbour,  The Glens of Antrim, Sallagh Braes & Shillanavoghy Valley

 

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Ballygally Castle

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 9 Ballygally Castle

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 9 Ballygally Castle

 

#10 The Dark Horse, Belfast, Co Antrim

 

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

The Dark Horse

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 10 the Dark Horse

Game of Thrones Doors Northern Ireland

Door 10 the Dark Horse

 

Want more Game of Thrones? Check out what I shopped on Amazon here:

The complete set of seasons 1-6

 

 

For more information about visiting the Game of Thrones film locations, the Game of Thrones Doors or visiting Northern Ireland go to www.DiscoverNorthernIreland.com.

 

Have you been to the Game of Thrones Doors in Northern Ireland? Which one is your favorite? Share in the comments below!


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day.

“It’s never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams.” -Christa Thompson

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