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Ballintoy Harbour

Ballintoy Harbour

HBO’s Game of Thrones is mainly filmed in Northern Ireland and the North Coast provides many of the locations for the mega-hit series. Pier39 Portrush B&B is an ideal base from which to spend your days touring the real Westeros, you’ll find the real-life locations just as stunning as their fictional counterparts and you can return to a luxury room and great food in the evenings. Here are just a few of the locations used in Game of Thrones:

  • Ballintoy Harbour is where Theon Greyjoy arrives back in the Iron Islands and where he first meets his sister Yara.
  • Ballintoy Rocky Beach is the fictional Dragonstone and where Theon was baptised in the name of the Drowned God.
  • Cushendun Caves transformed into Storm’s End,the spot where Davos Seaworth and Lady Melisandre landed, and birthplace of the shadow baby
  • Murlough Bay was the setting for Theon’s awkward horse ride with sister Yara, and also the place where Davos is rescued from the Fingers by a passing ship.
  • Larrybane was Storm’s End the ancestral seat of House Baratheon  and the setting for the imposing fortress where Renly resided and Brienne of Tarth was introduced in a tournament.
  • Downhill Strand is where the burning of the seven old gods on Dragonstone was filmed
  • The Dark Hedges is a striking avenue of arched beech trees near Armoy. In the world of Westeros, this becomes the treacherous King’s Road, where Arya disguised herself as a boy to avoid capture on the road to Winterfell.
  • Shillanavogy Valley near Slemish Mountain is the location for our first meeting with the Khal and his future Khaleesi, Shillanavogy Valley was used to recreate the Dothraki grasslands.



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