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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.
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.
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
#2 Fiddler’s Green, Portaferry, Co Down: Nearby Filming Location: Quintin Bay
#3 Percy French, Newcastle, Co Down: Nearby Filming Locations: Tollymore Forest & Leitrim Lodge
#4 Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh: Nearby Filming Location: Pollnagollum Cave
#5 Owens, Limavady, Co Derry: Nearby Filming Locations: Downhill Beach, Binevenagh & Portstewart Strand
#6 Fullerton Arms, Ballintoy, Co Antrim: Nearby Locations: Ballintoy Harbour & Larrybane
#7 Gracehill House, Stranocum, Co Antrim: Nearby Filming Location: The Dark Hedges
#8 Mary McBrides, Cushendun, Co Antrim: Nearby Filming Locations: Cushendun Caves, Above Murlough Bay, Murlough Bay, Carnlough Harbour & The Glens of Antrim
#9 Ballygally Castle, Ballygally, Co Antrim: Nearby Filming Locations: Cairncastle, Carnlough Harbour, The Glens of Antrim, Sallagh Braes & Shillanavoghy Valley
#10 The Dark Horse, Belfast, Co Antrim
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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.