New Tourism Ireland video showcases Northern Ireland’s Game of Thrones filming locations and the themed activities to do there

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After achieving enormous ratings, viewers started to get more excited to know the filming locations of the American fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones. Northern Ireland is called Game of Thrones Territory for good reason. It’s been one of the show’s main filming locations since 2011, and is home to iconic locations like Castle Black, Winterfell and the Haunted Forest, to name three. In the past few years, fans have been coming to Northern Ireland in droves to explore these incredible locations and take part in the experiences available there.

Tourism Ireland has created a new Game of Thrones video to coincide with the launch of season 6. The video shows fans exploring some of the incredible Northern Ireland filming locations seen on HBO’s smash TV show, and the immersive activities visitors can do there.

As well as capturing these atmospheric locations, the new video depicts the activities fans can take part in, including archery, meeting direwolves, sailing and donning attire seen on the show.

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The 82-second video is now on YouTube and available to share online and across social media, where there has been considerable Game of Thrones chatter in recent months and which is likely to trend as new episodes air.

Fast facts:

  1. Season 5 of Game of Thrones received an average of almost 20 million viewers per week.
  2. It costs around 6 million dollars to make an episode of Game of Thrones.
  3. Northern Ireland is home to many iconic Game of Thrones locations, including Winterfell, Dragonstone, Castle Black, the Stormlands, Riverrun, the Iron Islands and more.



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