Dublin Winterfell Locations Trek

Departure point
Hilton Garden Inn, Custom House Quay, Dublin
Duration : 11 hours
Transport : Coach
Returns : to original departure point
Operator : Game of Thrones Tours

  • Trek through old forests and crumbling 12th-century ruins
  • Visit Castle Ward, the Winterfell set location during season one of GoT
  • Dress like a Stark for the day, with cloaks, banners and swords provided

Prices from €70

Highlights

Tollymore Forest

This beautiful forest is the backlot for many key scenes, such as the pit where Wills finds the dismembered bodies in the snow, Tyrion and Jon’s campfire on their journey north to the Wall and the bridge where the Starks discover a dead direwolf and her pups.

Inch Abbey

Visit the ruins of this 12th century Cistercian Abbey where Catelyn and Robb hear terrible news from King’s Landing, and Robb’s bannermen pledge fealty to him as the ‘King in the North’.

Castle Ward

Old Castle Ward is the location on Winterfell when King Robert Baratheon arrives to ask Ned to be Hand of the King. Other scenes filmed nearby include the crossing at the Twins and the tree where Brienne dispatches three Stark bannermen.

Winter is coming! Here’s a chance to represent House Stark and roam the grounds of Winterfell on this comprehensive Game of Thrones tour. Visiting several set locations south of Belfast, guides use video clips and VFX breakdowns to show how scenes were made. Putting on winter cloaks, carrying the Stark banners and wielding a prop sword (all provided), guests will be immersed in the scenic fantasy world of Game of Thrones. We explore the enchanting depths of Tollymore Forest, raise stark banners high at the crumbling 12th century ruins of Inch Abbey and visit Castle Ward, the Winterfell set location during season one. All our guides have worked as extras on Game of Thrones®.

My sons and I really enjoyed this trip. I highly recommend this to any big fan of the show. It was also a great way to see more of this beautiful country.
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Departure point

Itinerary

  • 07:45 Meet at Hilton Garden Inn, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
    See the google map above for the location of the Hilton Garden Inn (known as Jurys Inn until June 2016), Custom House Quay, Dublin 1.
  • 08:00 Departure
    The coach will leave Dublin city centre via the Port Tunnel.
  • Comfort Stop at Castlebellingham
    Comfort stop for 15 mins at Castlebellingham Applegreen service station on the M1, northbound.
  • Morning trek in Tollymore Forest (3km trek)
    Arrive at Tollymore Forest Park. Covering 630 hectares (1,600 acres), this forest is the backlot for many key scenes, such as the pit where Wills finds the dismembered bodies in the snow, Tyrion and Jon’s campfire on their journey north to the Wall and the bridge where the Starks discover a dead direwolf and her pups. For those who want to get fully immersed in the mood of the North, in the trunk of the coach there are lots of Northern wool cloaks and Stark shields, swords and helms.
  • Lunch at the Lobster Pot
    Lunch at the Lobster Pot, a charming pub on the village green in the port of Strangford. See www.thelobsterpotstrangford.com. Lunch is not included in your ticket price.
  • Afternoon trek at Winterfell (3km trek)
    Visit to Castle Ward Estate. There are nine Game of Thrones® film locations on site, all close together. A 16th century castle and stableyard is the film location of Winterfell. Nearby, on the wooded shores of Strangford Lough, a 15th century Tower House (small castle) served as one of Walder Frey’s Twins and as the location of Robb’s Camp in the Riverlands. Other scenes filmed nearby include the spot where Brienne of Tarth dispatched three Stark bannermen and the Battlefield of Baelor.
  • Inch Abbey: King in the North
    Photo stop in the ruins of the 12th century Cistercian Abbey where Catelyn and Robb hear terrible news from King’s Landing, and Robb’s bannermen pledge fealty to him as the ‘King in the North’.
  • Depart Inch Abbey
    Return to Dublin via a scenic drive through Ballynahinch and Dromore. We usually play two episodes of GOT back-to-back on the return journey to Dublin.
  • 19:30 Arrive back in Dublin
    Arrive back at the Hilton Garden Inn, drop-off of all passengers.

Route Map

Practical Information

  • Although this is a coach tour, please note that this coach tour also includes two locations treks, one in the morning at Tollymore forest (3kms), the other in the afternoon at Castle Ward Estate (3kms).
  • This tour is not recommended for young children or anyone with limited mobility.
  • Please wear outdoor footwear, bring plenty of water and dress appropriately for the Northern Irish weather.
  • Please note : Lunch is not included in the ticket price
  • We offer 10% off for groups of 6+ adults or 6+ students
  • We offer private coach tours, subject to availability

Cancellation Policy

We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled a day or less before event

Under 18s Policy

Please note that:
1. Game of Thrones® is full of adult content and is rated 18+ in the UK and Ireland
2. Our tours include walking treks, often over uneven surfaces, and
3. We have swords and other props on the coach
Accordingly, we do not permit children under the age of 12 to do any of our tours. This is why there is no children’s ticket price. If you purchase a ticket for a young person between 12 and 18, we need a written waiver from a parent or guardian. Please email us at belfast@gameofthronestours.com, stating the Booking ID and young person’s age.

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