Game of Thrones Location Tour from Belfast with Giant’s Causeway - 1 Day

Game of Thrones Location Tour from Belfast with Giant's Causeway

Travel to the land of Westeros on a Game of Thrones tour from Belfast in Northern Ireland. Includes a visit to Giant’s Causeway. On this full-day Giant’s Causeway tour from Belfast, visit one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic natural wonders. As your guide explores the region’s history and geology, go down the Antrim Coastal Road.

Take in sights like the Antrim Coastal Road, the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and filming locations from ‘Game of Thrones,’ such as the Dark Hedges and more. Visit the majestic Giant’s Causeway to learn about the geological phenomenon and hear stories from ages ago about Irish folklore. Return to Belfast after taking in the beautiful seaside views.

Highlights

  • See the home of Lady Catelyn Stark
  • View the spot where King Renly, King Stannis, and Lady Stark parlayed
  • Cushendun
  • Ballintoy Harbour
  • Giant’s Causeway
  • Larrybane

Game of Thrones Location Tour from Belfast with Giant’s Causeway

Belfast – Dark Hedges – Dunluce Castle – Giant’s Causeway – Larrybane – Ballintoy Harbour – Cushendun Caves – Glens of Antrim – Belfast

09:15 am Boarding from outside the Top Shop entrance on Chichester Street, leaving at 09:30

(This tour actually starts and ends in Dublin. Belfast is the second stop of the tour. If you are planning to go to Dublin on the same day after this tour, you can pay an extra £10 per person to get a ride to Dublin. Drop off in Dublin is around 7:30 pm / 8:30 pm, on the top of O’Connell Street, around a 5-minute walk to the Spire. You can bring your luggage. There is a storage compartment underneath the coach.)

10:15 am Arrive at the DARK HEDGES and get around 10 – 15 minutes here.

The Dark Hedges is an absolutely fantastic phenomenon. No tour of Northern Ireland would be complete without seeing this avenue of trees. Known to HBO Game of Thrones fans as the King’s Road featured in the scene where Arya Stark, Gendry, and Hot Pie escaped on their way being transported to Castle Black. It is not very hard to see why the location was chosen. The Dark Hedges has been an absolutely fantastic phenomenon that attracts thousands of amateur photographers every year. If you get lucky, you might actually see the grey lady haunting the hedges!

Giant's Causeway Tour including Game of Thrones Sites from Belfast

11:10 am Quick 10-minute photo stop at DUNLUCE CASTLE

Here you will have the opportunity to take a few pictures of the castle ruin that was the inspiration for Harrenhal in the Game of Thrones. This castle ruin built on a cliff is a photographer’s dream and well worth the stop.

11:15 am Arrive at GIANT’S CAUSEWAY and get around 1.5 hours here.

A must-see to complete any visit to Ireland. As the 8th wonder of the world, it should be on your bucket list. Nowhere else in the world will you be able to find this natural phenomenon. No wonder it is a UNESCO world heritage site.

As happens a lot in Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway has two explanations. The first is that during the last ice age, roughly around 60 million years ago, there was a volcanic eruption. As the lava cooled down, it formed the 40,000 interlocking hexagonal stone columns that would truly blow your mind.

Alternatively, if you believe that the Giant’s Causeway was formed by the legendary giant Finn McCool, here is the explanation. As you probably know, giants can’t swim, so Finn McCool had no other choice but to build the causeway over to Scotland to fight with his rival Benandonner. Unfortunately, after building the causeway as a bridge, he realized Benandonner was a lot bigger than he imagined.

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Leaving Finn with no choice but to run back to Ireland. He did not know what to do, luckily his wife Oonagh came up with a plan that scared Benandonner enough to run back to Scotland, breaking the causeway between Ireland and Scotland. If you want to hear our unique version of the story, you will have to come on our tour!

01:15 pm Arrive in LARRYBANE and get around 15minutes here

This disused quarry is where HBO filmed Renly Baratheon’s camp. The main attraction that we will show you here will be the scenes where Brianne of Tarth and Ser Loras Tyrell had a sword fight to become Renly’s rainbow guard.

The second scene we will show you and discuss inside this quarry is the scene when Lady Catelyn Stark came to ask Renly to help Robb Stark in his war. After seeing our little visual aids, you will realize you are standing right in the middle where the scene was filmed.

We do not do spoilers for season 6 as many travelers are not up-to-date with the latest season. But we will point out where the two Greyjoys discussed who should become king/ queen of the Iron Islands. We will also point out the scene where the Greyjoys were in the big fleet of ships coming around the corner in season 6 after stealing all the Iron Island’s ships.

01:35 pm Arrive in BALLINTOY HARBOUR, get around 40 minutes here

This is truly one of our favorite stops for the entire day. Visiting one of the most beautiful harbors in Ireland. This harbor is so beautiful that the Game of Thrones crew did almost nothing to change it into Pyke Harbour. You will recognize it even without a guide because it’s so phenomenal.

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The main scene we will show you here will be Theon Greyjoy’s return after releasing to be awarded from Winterfell. It will truly feel like you are standing in the scene at this filming location. As some added extras, we will also show you where Theon was baptized after his father decided he is not an Ironborn anymore which by the way is the same location that they use in season 6 for the scene “the drowning and crowning of the new king”. This is only for people that have seen season 6. Again, we do not do spoilers but we will point it out.

On the way down to the harbor, our guide will also stop and show you the rock where the idols were burnt. And again not to do spoilers, our guide will point out that this is where Greyjoy’s burial happened in season 6, if you see the location you will definitely recognize it.

02:45 pm Arrive at CUSHENDUN CAVES, spend around 20 minutes here.

Beside the Glendun river lies the breathtakingly beautiful village of Cushendun. Nestled in the Glens of Antrim, this tiny village looks like a scene in a storybook! However, just around the corner, you will find the dark caves, where, in front of a surprised Ser Davos Seaworth the Onion Knight, Melisandre gave birth to a shadow assassin. This shadow with the face of Stannis Baratheon killed Renly Baratheon in front of Brianne of Tarth. Convert to the Lord of Light today so when you are here you won’t be scared by the creepiness of the caves, for the night is dark and full of terrors…

03:15 pm We will now start heading back to Belfast, taking an off the beaten path that winds through the GLENS OF ANTRIM

No other tour company will take you on a route going over the Glens of Antrim, you will enjoy a spectacular view of Glenariff, the queen of the glens while traveling through the valleys on the side of Glendun, this is the most scenic route of the day.

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