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This 11 kilometre sandy beach on the Causeway Coast acts as Dragonstone’s exterior and the place where Melisandre was introduced during the burning of the Old Gods ceremony, as she puts it, “for the night is dark and full of terrors”. This is where Stannis draws The Lightbringer flaming sword from the fire.
The beach here is overlooked by Mussenden Temple, actually built as a library, which stands on cliffs 37 metres high. Should you visit, it won’t be hard to see why Downhill Beach is one of the most photographed locations in Ireland thanks to the stunning views of the coastline as it joins the North Atlantic.
Inch Abbey / The Riverlands
Situated on the Quoile River’s northern bank, Inch Abbey dates from around 1193 and was built by the Anglo-Norman knight John de Courcy to atone for his destruction of Erenagh Abbey but in Game of Thrones, the site acts as the Twins, home of the Freys and the place where Rob’s army must cross the Trident.
It was here that Robb and Catelyn hear of Ned’s death.
Pollnagollum / BericDondarrion’s Hideout
Located in the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, the exterior of the cave was used as BericDondarrion’s hideout during Season Three.
Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland
Game of Thrones has done much to raise the profile of Northern Ireland internationally both as a tourist destination and filming location. The sites used by the show are stunning to behold and worthy of anyone’s attention, regardless of whether you’re a fan of the show or not.
Visitors to the region may also have the opportunity to visit the free Game of Thrones exhibition which is held during the summer in Belfast and features 100 props and costumes from the show as well as the chance to sit on the Iron Throne itself!
Game of Thrones’ Location Tour from Dublin Including Giant’s Causeway
Go to tripadvisor and find Games of Thrones tours that include the Giants Cause here