Northern Ireland ‘Game of Thrones’ Sets Will Open to Visitors When Show Ends

Game of Thrones fans wondering how they will cope when the series ends will now be able to actually visit Winterfell and Castle Black.

According to Entertainment Weekly, some of the show’s sets in Northern Ireland will become tourist attractions.


“The Game of Thrones Legacy attractions will be on a scale and scope bigger than anything the public has ever seen,” read a HBO press release. “Each site will feature not only the breathtaking sets, but will also exhibit displays of costumes, props, weapons, set decorations, art files, models, and other production materials. The visitor experience will be enhanced by state-of-the-art digital content and interactive materials which will showcase some of the digital wizardry the series is known for.”

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Kit Harington as Jon Snow and Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in the Game of Thrones episode “The Dragon and the Wolf.” Source: The Verge

Apparently, having the most popular show in the world film in your backyard is a big boost to tourism. So, it makes sense that the community would want to continue its partnership with the series.

“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,” said John McGrillen, Chief Executive of Tourism NI. “The Game of Thrones Legacy project will be a game changer for Northern Ireland on the global tourism level.”

Game of Thrones just won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for its seventh season.

As for its eighth and final season, all we know is that it will premiere some time in early 2019.

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