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TV Programme Explores Northern Ireland Game Of Thrones® Territory

Game of Thrones

Posted by Tourism NI

Published March 22, 2018


Tourism NI hosted an exclusive screening of ‘The North Awaits’ a TV programme dedicated to exploring why HBO chose Northern Ireland as the perfect location for filming its hit series, Game of Thrones®.

TV Programme Explores Northern Ireland Game Of Thrones® Territory

The event on March 20th, held in the Dean Hotel in Dublin was attended by key ROI media from broadcast, print and online outlets as well as Northern Ireland industry that featured in the show. This included Winterfell Tours, 4* The Cuan, McComb's Tour, Ulster Museum (Tapestry), 4* Ballygally Castle Hotel, Aquaholics Sea Safari, Cutting Edge Helicopters, Direwolf Tours.

In this programme Ed Finn ventures through the Haunted Forest, travels the Kingsroad and visits Winterfell itself.  A trip to Northern Ireland is a journey through Game of Thrones® Territory; boasting 26 unique filming locations, 20 visitor experiences, 10 intricately carved Doors of Thrones’ and a hand-woven 80m Tapestry. ‘The North Awaits’ aired on Virgin Media channel Be3 on March 20th at 7.30pm and will be repeated again on March 25th at 5.30pm.

Game of Thrones®, based on the novels written by George RR is broadcast in over 170 countries worldwide.  On average each episode is viewed by 15 million people.   Many people do not realise that HBO have been filming this hit show just a few hours up the road in Northern Ireland for 10 years. 

You do not have to travel far to see why HBO chose this region as the perfect place to film Game of Thrones®.  From authentic medieval buildings, to beautiful landscapes with far-reaching views, it is just the picture-perfect filming location.  Home to more of the Seven Kingdoms locations than anywhere else in the world, Northern Ireland truly earns its title as Game of Thrones® Territory.

Click here to view the trailer video.

‘The North Awaits’ airs Sunday 25th March at 5:30pm on Be3 Ireland.


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