Explore Game of Thrones locations in the UK

Posted on 11/05/2016

The latest series of dragons and devious plans in Westeros is well underway, so celebrate the sixth season of Game of Thrones with a trip to the filming locations! We've collected our best walks in stunning UK locations used in the series since season one, so you can explore the settings for yourself. You might find they're closer than you think...

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Image copyright of HBO, screencap from Screencapped.netCastle Ward – Winterfell
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 1.01 miles
By: WalkNI

This easy walk will take you through the grounds and past Castle Ward, an 18th Century property located in County Down, Northern Ireland. In the series, the castle has regularly been used as Winterfell, home of the Stark family.

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Image copyright of HBO, screencap from Screencapped.netMourne Mountains – Vaes of Dothrak (Home of the Dothraki)
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 2.18 miles
By: BBC Countryfile Magazine

A simple walk in the Mourne Mountains, located in the south-east of Northern Ireland. This route will take you through the land that was used as the Vaes of Dothrak, home of the Dothraki. In addition to this, the mountains also inspired C.S Lewis to write The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

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Image copyright of HBO, screencap from Screencapped.netBallintoy Harbour – Port of Pyke (Iron Islands), also the Stormlands
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 2.01 miles
By: WalkNI

Walk across this iconic rope bridge in Ballintoy, home to only a few hundred people on the north coast of Northern Ireland. The area was used to represent the Port of Pyke, on the Iron Islands and the where Brienne of Tarth beat Ser Loras Tyrell in King Renly’s tournament.

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Ballintoy Harbour Ballintoy Harbour
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Image copyright of HBO, screencap from Screencapped.netTollymore Forest Park – Forests in the North
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 3.12 miles
By: WalkNI

Wander through the forest park, located at the foot of the Mourne Mountains. The park has been used several times in Game of Thrones, across multiple series, including the iconic first sequence that set the whole storyline off.

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Image copyright of HBO, screencap from Screencapped.netDoune Castle – Winterfell (£)
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 1.75 miles
By: Walkhighlands

This Scottish castle was used as Winterfell in the pilot episode of Game of Thrones, in addition to this, it was also featured throughout Monty Python and the Holy Grail, so it has plenty of heritage on the big screen.

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Image copyright of HBO, screencap from Screencapped.netCushendun Caves – The Stormlands
Difficulty: Medium
Length: 1.21 miles
By: WalkNI

Explore the amazing Cushendun Caves and surrounding area with this route. The 400 million year old attraction is nestled beneath rocky cliffs that spill down towards the sea. The caves were used as the location were formed over a period of 400 million of years and nestle beneath rocky cliffs spilling down to the sea. This location was used as the area where Davos Seaworth and Melisandre release the shadow creature.

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