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Game of Thrones Studio Tour Opens

If you’re a fan of the popular HBO series, you’ll be thrilled to hear that a new Game of Thrones Studio Tour is now open to visitors.

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The Dragonstone Throne room at the soon-to-be-opened Game of Thrones Studio Tour in Banbridge, Co. Down. Photo courtesy of Tourism Ireland.

The new interactive tour, located at the Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, officially opened on Feb. 4, 2023.

It is expected to transport fans into the heart of Westeros, one of the fictional continents from the series.

The studio can be found approximately 25 miles (40 km) from Belfast.

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Aerial image view of Game of Thrones®' location, the Downhill Beach~Dragonstone. Photo courtesy of Tourism Northern Ireland.

The tour is the only permanent officially licensed Game of Thrones experience in the world, a huge boost for tourism in Northern Ireland.

Binevangh Mountain in Co. Derry, which forms part of the Antrim plateau. This was the setting for the Dothraki Grasslands. Photo: Tourism Northern Ireland.

The Linen Mill Studios were integral to the production of the series, much of which was shot in several areas across the province, notably Counties Antrim and Down.

Visitors are able to wander through set pieces that illustrated some of the most iconic scenes in the series.

Imagine yourself in King’s Landing, Winterfell, Dragonstone, The Wall, or in the kingdoms across the Narrow Sea, such as Mereen and Braavos.

Castle Ward's historic farmyard was the setting used for Winterfell. Photo: Tourism Northern Ireland.

The centerpiece of the tour is the great hall of Winterfell, which in the story of Game of Thrones is used for receiving guests and the place where the household comes together to dine.

It is also where the character Jon Snow was proclaimed “King of the North.”

The brand new 110,000-square-foot interactive experience allows fans to view some of the show's original sets, as well as costumes, props, and set pieces.

Some of those include Daenerys Targaryen’s imposing Dragonstone throne.

The costume design section of the new Game of Thrones Studio Tour. Photo: Elaine Hill, courtesy of Game of Thrones Studio Tour.

A number of one-of-a-kind informative displays can also be enjoyed by visitors on the tour.

They include displays highlighting the craftsmanship and artistry of the show’s creative teams.

The Dragonstone Map Room. Photo: Elaine Hill, Courtesy of Game of Thrones Studio Tour.

Art department workshops and information about production design are also available.

Tickets for the Game of Thrones Studio Tour are currently on sale on the studio website or you can grab them here.

Here are some of the current Game of Thrones tours that you can enjoy when you visit Northern Ireland.

They include the following, all of which leave from Belfast:

Game of Thrones Locations Tour including Westeros and Giant's Causeway

This exciting Game of Thrones-themed tour will take you to the locations where some of the show’s most pivotal scenes were shot, including the Cushendun Caves, where Davos Seaworth and Lady Melisandre landed ashore in Season 2.

The Cushendun Caves. Photo: Tourism Northern Ireland.

It is also where Melisandre gave birth to the shadow baby. Walk across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, visit the infamous Giant’s Causeway, and more.

Length of tour: 9 hours (approx.)
Cost: $45.29 per person

Game of Thrones Iron Islands & Giant’s Causeway

Ballintoy Harbor in Co. Antrim. Photo: Matthew Woodhouse Photography for Tourism Northern Ireland.

Put on an Iron Islands costume on this tour from Belfast that will take you to the Cushendun Caves, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballintoy Harbor, also known as the Iron Islands where the characters Theon and Euron were born, the Giant’s Causeway, and the Dark Hedges (The King’s Road).

Length of tour: 9 hours (approx.)
Cost: $49.43 per person

Game of Thrones Tour From Belfast

Travel with some of the cast and crew from the award-winning series and visit the show’s stunning locations courtesy of City Tours Belfast.

The courtyard at Carrickfergus Castle in Co. Antrim. Photo: Arthur Ward, Tourism Ireland.

Stops include Carrickfergus Castle built by the Normans in 1177, Carnlough Harbour, the Caves of Cushendun, The Dark Hedges and much more.

Length of tour: 8 hours (approx.)
Cost: $44.35

Game of Thrones Winterfell Tour

Visit iconic locations from the show on this full-day tour.

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Inch Abbey in Co. Down, where scenes for Game of Thrones were filmed.

Stop at Inch Abbey, a 12th-century monastic site where King Robb was crowned “King of the North.” Next, visit Tollymore Forest, where the dire wolf pups were discovered and where the White Walker ambush took place.

You’ll also visit Castle Ward, an 18th-century dwelling noted for its unique architecture. It was used most notably as the location for Winterfell. Lots to see and do on this immersive tour.

Length of tour: 9 hours (approx.)
Cost: $60.84 per person

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Participants in the Winterfell Experience at Castle Ward in Co. Down. Photo: Tourism Northern Ireland.

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