Giant's Causeway, Antrim - Walking in Northern Ireland

Antrim Glens & Coastline: where Game of Thrones was filmed


The hit HBO series Game of Thrones was filmed in Northern Ireland with the Antrim Glens & Coastline region boasting many of the iconic set locations for the blockbuster series.

For fans of Game of Thrones who want to explore The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros by foot, our 10-day Moderate Walking Tour is the best choice for your Antrim Glens & Coastline hike as it covers all the locations shown in the map below. It starts in Glenariff (Dothraki Sea) and finishes at Portstewart Strand, or the Dorne Coast as it is known in Game of Thrones. Many of the below filming locations can also be visited on our gentle and shorter, moderate tours.’

Here’s our map of the route, showing which filming locations you’ll pass on your walk:

 Game of Thrones map Northern Ireland


Iconic Game of Thrones Filming Locations on the Antrim Glens & Coastline Trail

1 - Glenariff (Dothraki Sea)

Where Sansa Stark, together with Littlefinger, viewed Robin Arryn’s efforts at duelling.

2 - Fair Head (Dragonstone)

Fair Head is where Jon Snow finally meets Daenerys and her dragons at Dragonstone in Season 7, Episode 3.

3 - Murlough Bay (Slaver’s Bay)

Murlough Bay was used to film Slaver’s Bay where Ser Jorah and Tyrion are captured after being discovered by a slave ship.

4 - Larrybane Quarry (The Stormlands)

Larrybane Quarry was used to depict the Stormlands and borders the Sea of Dorne in Westeros.

5 - Ballintoy Harbour (Lordsport Harbour)

This is the location of Lordsport Harbour in Season 2 when Theon Greyjoy returns home.

6 - Dunluce Castle (Pyke Castle)

Dunluce Castle was home to the House of Greyjoy.

7 - Portstewart Strand (Dorne Coast)

In Season 2 of Game of Thrones, Portstewart Strand was filmed for the scene in which Stannis Baratheon rejects the 7 gods of Westeros and in Season 5 this long stretch of beach was used to depict the coast of Dorne when Jaime Lannister was required by his sister Cersei to return her daughter Myrcella to King’s Landing



There are other Game of Thrones filming locations located off our Antrim Glens & Coastline tour that you can visit by taking a taxi or public transport.

Other Game of Thrones Filming Locations that can be visited

8 - The Dark Hedges (Road from King’s Landing)

The avenue features in Season 2, episode 1: On the King’s Road, where Arya Stark has escaped from King’s Landing. She joins the Night’s Watch, in a cart, and travels north on the King’s Road. The Dark Hedges are 13km from Ballycastle and can be accessed by car or by taking a bus followed by a short walk.

9 - Cushendun Caves (The Stormlands / Shadow Creature Scene)

Made famous by Game of Thrones in Season 2 Episode 4 where they were used as the Shadow creature’s birth site. Cushendun is just 10 minutes by car from Cushendall.

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