Game of Thrones set

Fans of the HBO show will soon be able to explore the iconic filming locations as they open to the public in a new project.

With the popular show concluding its filming, after a decade in Northern Ireland, its producers will be converting a selection of filming locations into tourist attractions.

This development means that fans of the series will have the opportunity to visit iconic sets from the show and get a behind-the-scenes look at the work put into the show.

A full description of the Game of Thrones Legacy project, as it’s being called, will be revealed at a later date and the attractions are due to open next year. 

Iconic locations

Sets expected to be involved are that of the fictional Winterfell, Castle Black and Kings Landing, as well as a studio tour of Linen Mill Studios, showcasing an array of Game of Thrones objects.

Locational details are still to be announced.

HBO will be opening up the production archives and offering an opportunity for the public to set foot inside some of the most iconic locations from the series and behind the camera lens to see how the show was made. 

Each site will feature sets and also displays of costumes, props, weapons, set decorations, art files, models, and other production materials. 

The visitor experience will also be enhanced by ‘state-of-the-art’ digital content and interactive materials, which aim to showcase some of the digital technology used for the series.

More about the development

Jeff Peters, vice president, licensing and retail, HBO, commented: “We look forward to opening the gates and sharing the excitement of stepping inside these amazing sets with Game of Thrones fans from around the world. The opportunity to celebrate Northern Ireland’s pivotal role in the life and legacy of the show and share its culture, beauty and warmth is also a huge inspiration behind these Legacy projects.”

John McGrillen, chief executive of Tourism NI, said: “We couldn’t be more excited about the Game of Thrones Legacy project coming to Northern Ireland. While fans have seen the stunning landscapes, coastlines and mountains in the series, we are thrilled they will now have the opportunity to fully experience the charm of Northern Ireland and immerse themselves in to the world of Westeros.” 

Details of tickets and group admission are yet to be announced.

For more information, visit tourismni.com.