Game of Thrones Filming Locations & Tour

At Tollymore Forest Park, you will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of some of your favorite Game of Thrones characters.

Tollymore Forest Park takes center stage in the inaugural episode of Game of Thrones, aptly titled ‘Winter is Coming’. It instantly becomes recognizable as the sprawling land south of The Wall, featuring the Wildling Pit and the woodland adjacent to Winterfell Castle

Memorable scenes were filmed here, including the chilling encounter of the Night’s Watch scouts with the White Walkers and the fateful discovery of the direwolf pups by the Starks.

On this two-hour tour, historical and botanical knowledge will be shared with you as you explore forests used as filming locations for many scenes throughout the show.

Filming Locations

Parnell’s Bridge

Continuing along the river trail will eventually lead you to Parnell’s Bridge, a crossing over the Shimna River. This scenic spot made an appearance in Season 1, Episode 1 of Game of Thrones when Ned Stark and his children journeyed through the Winterfell Lands after executing a deserter.

The Haunted Forest and White Walkers Scenes

The eerie and ancient atmosphere of Tollymore Forest was used to portray the Haunted Forest beyond the Wall, where the Night’s Watch encountered the White Walkers in the series pilot episode. The Stark family’s direwolf pups were also found in this forest.

Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister’s Campfire

The area near the “Gothic Arch” in Tollymore Forest was used to film the scene where Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister have a campfire conversation while journeying to the Wall.

Game of Thrones Studio Tour

Just a short drive north of Dublin and southwest of Belfast, this place has an amazing staff who are always ready to help and share valuable information. When you visit, get ready to immerse yourself in a world of original costumes and sets that truly enhance your experience.

Come on an exciting journey behind the scenes and immerse yourself in the captivating world of Game of Thrones. From the awe-inspiring real-life sets to the intricate layers of mind-blowing visual effects, uncover the magic that made this epic series a beloved favorite among viewers across the realm. Join us and let’s explore the secrets together!

You can even step into the Iron Throne Room and take a picture on the throne of your favorite character! Plus, there is a special section dedicated to the dragons of Westeros. Here, you can learn how these magnificent creatures were brought to life with the help of visual effects.

The tour also includes a visit to the Paint Hall Studios, where large-scale sets were built for Game of Thrones. From props and costumes to sound stages and post-production rooms, this is your chance to get up close and personal with the production team behind the show.