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Film & TV Locations

The Game of Thrones Studio Experience!

Whether you’re a fan of the Game of Thrones series in film or books, an all-around film buff, or simply looking for an amazing experience, consider putting the Game of Thrones Studio Tour on your bucket list. You’ll have a behind-the-scenes look at how a television show, on such a large scale, was brought to life in the heart of Northern Ireland. The largest one-level attraction on the Isle of Ireland, and just 30 minutes from Belfast or 90 minutes from Dublin, the world of Westeros is easy to reach.

Located in Banbridge, Northern Ireland the tour takes place in what used to be a linen factory. When the factory moved, the site became the home and host for HBO’s Game of Thrones for the next ten years. The actor who plays Ser Barristan Selmy, Ian McElhinney, takes you on the tour, regaling you with stories of the linen mill, then moving on to the show. In cooperation with HBO, this tour first opened in February of 2022. It is the only official Game of Thrones studio tour in the world, giving visitors an exclusive peek into Northern Ireland’s largest screen success.

Production at Game of Thrones Studio Tour© Game of Thrones Studio Tour

Beyond the wall studio tour guide at Game of Thrones studio© Game of Thrones Studio Tour

Go Beyond the Wall at the start of your experience, and you’ll meet the Night King and the Wildlings. A bit father on, and you stand in awe before the giant, Wun Wun. Into the Chilling North, and you also encounter the White Walkers and the ever-powerful Night King. You’ll see, first-hand, details of the sets and scenes you’ve come to love from the Game of Thrones, Game of Thrones, as well as your favorite characters and their personal stories. Witness the magic that traditional film-making and visual effects create to make amazing dragons roar and soar.

Knight King mask closeups© Game of Thrones Studio Tour

Next, visit the home of the Night’s Watch in Castle Black. It’s here you’ll step into the headquarters, and see the magnificent set and costumes used when the brotherhood guards the realm against all dangers, hiding beyond The Wall. In the Commander’s Chamber, you’ll discover the films, stunning costumes, and the props used and worn in scenes with Jon Snow and Melisandre.

Knights watch at castle black at Game of Thrones studio© Game of Thrones Studio Tour

Head to the tombs of Winterfell for a selfie with Jon Snow, Arya, and Sansa Stark! Of course you must visit Winterfell, the ancestral home of House Stark in the North. You’ll step into the place where the Great Hall was originally built for film.

Great Hall of Winterfell© Game of Thrones Studio Tour

Onward to the Dragonstone Throne. Once upon a time, this was where the Targaryens ruled over Westeros. The costumes and set are unbelievably cool. While you’re in Dragonstone, make sure you see the Map Table where allies hatched plans to pursue the Iron Throne.

Dragonstone Throne© Game of Thrones Studio Tour

The seat of power was King’s Landing. The exterior shots were filmed in Croatia and Spain, but many of the interior shots were filmed right in Northern Ireland. Explore! Next, it’s time to immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Small Council Chamber in the Red Keep. This is where the Monarch of Seven Kingdoms discussed policy, politics, and strategized.

Kings Landing Courtyard© Game of Thrones Studio Tour

Finally, it’s impossible not to feel a range of emotions as you stand before the original Iron Throne. What legendary memories this brings up! The throne, props, and costumes lead you to truly understand the extraordinary fall of a kingdom.

Display at the destroyed throne room at Game of Thrones studio© Game of Thrones Studio Tour

When you’re finished with the studio tour, you must stop in at the gift shop. This is the ideal place to pick up a souvenir for yourself, or for any GoT fans you know at home. Who knows what wonders await you in the world’s largest Game of Thrones shop and studio tour? Indulge your fantasies, and enjoy.

When you visit Ireland, make sure you ask your Destination Expert to include a few sites, made for your particular interests. The Game of Thrones Studio Tour might be a perfect choice!