Game of Thrones has become a pop culture phenomenon. From the day it started to air it created waves of interest among the shows; and in the process, it gave us some memorable characters, fights, deaths, betrayals, memes, and fan theories.
But the show was also known for its majestic locations. Castles, beaches, forests. All of them, lavish and fantastic. Most of them were in Ireland. So today, we decide to look at some the locations where this mega-show was shot at.
1. The Dark Hedges (The Kingsroad):
Probably one of the most critical places in the series. The Kingsroad connected the whole continent to the capital of Westeros. This is also the location where Arya is seen, although for a brief moment, traveling in a wagon to escape King’s Landing.
Location: Bregagh Road, between Armoy and Stranocum in County Antrim.
2. Dunluce Castle (Castle of Pyke):
This location is used to portray the Castle of Pyke, the seat of House Grejoy.
The Dunluce Castle is located on a cliff, overlooking the mesmerizing Causeway Coast.
The castle was built in the 1500s, and its past is laced with dark spirits inhabiting the vast palace.
Location: Dunluce Road, Bushmills, County Antrim.
3. Ballintoy Harbour (Habour of Pyke):
This location was used to portray the Harbour of Pyke. This is the location where Theon Greyjoy returned to Pyke. Apart from that, this area was also used to describe some parts of Dragonstone.
Location: Ballintoy, County Antrim.
4. Cushendun Caves (Storms End):
One of the most famous sequences in the series was shot at these lovely coast-side caves. The scene where Davos Seaworth and Lady Melisandre land ashore where the Red Woman gives birth to the wraith-baby.
Location: Cushendun, County Antrim.
5. River Quoile (Riverrun):
River Quoile shows up in the shows as a part of the Riverrun.
The scene of Hoster Tully’s funeral was shot at this place.
Location: County Down.
6. Downhill Beach (Dragonstone):
Downhill Beach was used in the show to portray Dragonstone.
Location: Downhill Strand, County Derry.