Fans of the hit fantasy series Game of Thrones don’t have to wait much longer for the next highly anticipated season. The 7th season of Game of Thrones will be released in the UK at 2am on Monday the 17th of July. Die hard fans will already have their early morning alarms set, while those that value their sleep can watch a second run of the episode at 9pm that night. Because the writers of the TV series have now overtaken the plotline of the books by Geroge RR Martin there is a lot of speculation about this latest season’s direction.
So while I wait as patiently as I can for the 17th to arrive, I thought it would take the chance to have a look at some of the iconic filming locations of Game of Thrones. Croatia, Iceland and Morocco are all hosts to a handful of filming sites. However, it is my hometown of Northern Ireland that boasts the majority of the Game of Thrones filming locations.
I have planned out a little road trip that will take me to the top 9 filming locations in Northern Ireland. Hopefully I can convince Mrs Stitch to join me because even people who aren’t massive fans of Game of Thrones will be able to appreciate the stunning scenery of these locations. Feel free to use this map as a guide for your own trip too.
Downhill Strand, County Londonderry
2. Renly Baratheon‘s war camp in the Stormlands
Larrybane, County Antrim
3. Pyke, Iron Islands
Ballintoy Harbour, County Antrim
4. Sweeping Sands of Dorne
Portstewart Strand, County Londonderry
5. Melisandre’s Cave
Cushendun Caves, County Antrim
The Dark Hedges, County Antrim
7. Dothraki Sea above city of Meereen
Binevenagh, County Londonderry
Castle Ward, County Down
9. The Haunted Forest
Tollymore Forest Park, County Down
Not too many sleeps to go now!