Glass of Thrones Trail Launched in Belfast

The Glass of Thrones Trail, launched in Belfast, is a must-see if you're a fan of the popular HBO series.

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A Games of Thrones stained-glass panel at the Titanic Quarter in Belfast. Photo: UtDicitur – CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=89876486

Six stained-glass panels depict several scenes from the show, a good portion of which was filmed in Northern Ireland.

The 1.8-mile trail begins at Belfast City Hall, continues along the banks of the River Lagan, and ends at the Titanic Studios, where a lot of the interior scenes were shot.

An informational guide that you can get at various visitor kiosks throughout the city explains each scene and also provides details on the creation of the glass panels, which were made by local artists.

The windows depict a different house or legacy from the show.

stained glass window Glass of Thrones installation
The latest Glass of Thrones window installation at the Belfast Quays. Photo: UtDicitur – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=89876489

They include scenes related to the Starks, the Lannisters, the Baratheons, the Targaryens, the White Walkers, and the Iron Throne.

They also depict the show's most dramatic scenes, such as the Red Wedding, the gruesome fight between The Mountain and the Viper, and the spectacle of The Wall finally crumbling under the assault of the Army of the Dead.

Here are more details on the Glass of Thrones Trail.

Stop 1: Belfast City Hall – this panel shows Jon Snow during the Battle of the Bastards, which was in the first episode of the final season.

Stop 2 – Waterfront Hall – this depicts the explosion at the Great Sept of Baelor, Tywin Lannister's assassination and Oberyn Martell's gruesome death at the hands of the Mountain.

Stop 3 – Lagan Weir – this panel depicts the House of Baratheon's most dramatic moments.

The Glass of Thrones panel depicting the Red Witch Melisandre. Photo: Creative Commons.

They include a portrait of the Red Woman known as Melisandre, Gendry Baratheon's war hammer, as well as a shadow assassin.

Stop 4 – Odyssey Point – this window is dedicated to House Targaryen and includes a portrait of Daenerys riding a dragon as well the death of Viserys Targaryen, the brother of the Mother of Dragons.

Stop 5 – SS Nomadic – this is a White Walker-themed panel that depicts scenes from behind the Wall.

The White Walkers-themed Glass of Thrones at the SS Nomadic in Belfast on the Glass of Thrones trail. Photo: Creative Commons.

They include the death of Hodor, the advance of the dead on a partially frozen lake, in addition to the Night King riding a dead dragon.

If you're interested in doing your own Game of Thrones tour, check out this blog post.

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