I have to tell you something that only fans can understand when I was in BELFAST, I took a tour of the HBO TV serial Games of Thrones...Sounds familiar or strange?! It is the second one, just go online and start watching it, your mind will blow, or just read the books, that is a challenge;)!
This tour actually allows you to be deep inside in Northern Ireland, in some places that became popular just because somebody had a big imagination and chose this country for this huge TV serial.
I will just make some points, and maybe the fans will remember the scenes, but for some of them, you need to have good imagination:) Good luck!
I chose this tour just because it is still winter time and the days are short. I had luck with the weather. Of course, I was just kidding:))) Was a rainy, cold, foggy day!!!!
We travel along a large portion of the Causeway Coastal Route to the small coastal town of Ballycastle Game of Thrones fans will know this is the native home of Lady Catelyn Stark and Varys!
The first stop was in a new location that will be revealed in the new season. I hope to figure out that!
Then we stop in Cushendun – where we visit the Cave, which featured Melisandre giving birth to the shadow assassin!
After this, we jump back in the bus and go to the next stop Ballintoy Harbour is the next port of call, where Theon Greyjoy comes back to Pyke Harbour. This is so recognizable there has even been a plaque erected! For this, you have to prepare for a short walk!!!
Larrybane was a stop that put your mind to focus and to imagine everything that they made to show us those great scenes- where Renly swears to Lady Stark that he will avenge Ned’s death but meets his end at the hands of the shadow assassin conjured up in those caves you visited in Cushendun.
This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century. It is The Dark Hedges! It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached their Georgian mansion entrance, Gracehill House.
Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland. ( next time, I have to go alone to get some beautiful picture:)))Hopefully!
In fact, the iconic trees have been used as a filming location in HBO’s epic series Game of Thrones, representing the King’s Road. Season 2, Episode 1: On the King’s Road, Arya Stark has escaped from King’s Landing, disguised as a boy. She is with Yoren, Gendry, Hot Pie, and others to join the Night’s Watch in a cart, traveling north on the King’s Road.
What you think?! Isn’t it stunning, even you don’t know the TV serial?
Take a backpack and JUST GO!!!!! [ADA]Explore!!!!!!