Departure time: 9.30am daily

Return time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm (depending on time of year)

Giants Causeway & Game of Thrones North Tour

Recently voted as the Best Region in the World to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet - this stunning coastal drive combines pretty glens with dramatic cliff drops, as well as factoring in world class golf courses, the world’s oldest whiskey distillery and the unexplainable hexagonal basalt columns of the Causeway itself, this really is a trip not to be missed.

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Departure location:

Ulster Tours Office at 29 Donegall Road, Belfast (Complimentarypick up from your hotel by prior arrangement. For various pickup points around Belfast please enquire at time of booking)

Belfast

Price:

£25

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About this tour

We get underway from our start point in

Belfast

We start our journey to explore the mythical past of giants and folklore (as well the realm of Seven Kingdoms of Westeros) from Northern Ireland’s charming capital Belfast. As we depart we will see several well-known landmarks including our impressive City Hall, the slanting Albert Memorial Clock and imposing mountain known as the Napoleon’s Nose (the believed inspiration behind Gulliver’s Travels the bestselling novel by Jonathan Swift).

We start our journey to explore the mythical past of giants and folklore (as well the realm of Seven Kingdoms of Westeros) from Northern Ireland’s charming capital Belfast. As we depart we will see...Read more

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Departure

To kick start your tour we will have a quick photo stop at

Carrickfergus Castle

The best-preserved example of a Norman Castle on the island of Ireland. Built by John DeCourcy in 1177 this iconic landmark is medieval snapshot of a bygone era and served as a military fortress until 1928.

The best-preserved example of a Norman Castle on the island of Ireland. Built by John DeCourcy in 1177 this iconic landmark is medieval snapshot of a bygone era and served as a military fortress until...Read more

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A popular filming location

Magheramourne Quarry

Just along the coastal path from Carrickfergus we step into the fantasy world of Westeros as we pass by one the most recognisable images from the Kingdom of the North - THE WALL (aka Magheramourne Quarry), this very location has been used as the site for filming scenes for Castle Black and the Battle for Hardhome. Lets hope we don’t encounter any ice dragons or the army of the dead as we pass.

Just along the coastal path from Carrickfergus we step into the fantasy world of Westeros as we pass by one the most recognisable images from the Kingdom of the North - THE WALL (aka Magheramourne...Read more

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Glenarm, Carnlough & Cushendall

After leaving behind the hardships of The Wall, we start to meander along the Coastal path and experience breathtaking scenery with the Irish Sea on right and the beauty of the Glens of Antrim on our left. We will pass through several quaint coastal villages including Glenarm famed for its haunted castle and haven for salmon fishing, Carnlough with its picturesque harbour where Arya Stark swam to escape the waif in Braavos, Cushendun the home of the cave where Melisendre gave birth to the shadow baby to Cushendall with its distinctive Red Curfew Tower.

After leaving behind the hardships of The Wall, we start to meander along the Coastal path and experience breathtaking scenery with the Irish Sea on right and the beauty of the Glens of Antrim on our...Read more

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We continue, through the town of

Ballycastle

We will then start the steep and winding climb up Glencorp and cross the GlenDun Viaduct Bridge before ascending to the top of Glen Dun itself and coming back to sea level in Ballycastle the home of the 400 year old ‘Oul Lammas Fair’ and the birth place of actor Conleth Hill aka Lord Varys.

We will then start the steep and winding climb up Glencorp and cross the GlenDun Viaduct Bridge before ascending to the top of Glen Dun itself and coming back to sea level in Ballycastle the home of...Read more

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Another famous filming location…

Tollymore Forest

After lunch we will head for Tollymore Forest and take time for a walk around the ‘Haunted Forest’ - an eerie backdrop for several memorable scenes in the series, it is here that Ned Stark found the dead stag that led to the adoption of the dire wolves by the Stark children. The forest also provided the location for the opening encounter between the men of the Night’s Watch and the White Walker, as well as scene of Theon’s thwarted escape from the hands of the evil Ramsey Bolton. After a busy day exploring the realms sit back, relax and enjoy and comfortable trip back to Belfast.

After lunch we will head for Tollymore Forest and take time for a walk around the ‘Haunted Forest’ - an eerie backdrop for several memorable scenes in the series, it is here that Ned Stark found...Read more

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Will you have the courage to cross the famous

Carrick-A-Rede

This death defying rope bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen almost 350 years ago and is suspended above a 100ft drop into the rocky Atlantic Ocean below and spans 65ft and is 3ft wide. The views from the other side are breathtaking and it is often used as a backdrop for scenes in Game of Thrones. (admission price not included in tour but discounted tickets are available from your driver, closed during inclement weather)The former quarry at Larrybane is just adjacent to the Rope Bridge and is the location of King Renly Baratheon’s Camp in the Stormlands, here the King met with Lady Catelyn Stark and vowed to avenge the death of her beloved Ned, it is also the place where we were introduced to Brienne of Tarth when she fought Loras Tyrell before King Renly and Queen Margaery.

This death defying rope bridge was first erected by salmon fishermen almost 350 years ago and is suspended above a 100ft drop into the rocky Atlantic Ocean below and spans 65ft and is 3ft wide. The...Read more

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Then to the highlight of the day - the awe-inspiring sight of the the UNESCO World Hertitage Site

Giants Causeway

Follow in the footsteps of giants and explore this stunning outdoor museum and stare in wonder at the inexplicable perfectly shaped 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that are estimated to be a staggering 60 million years old. Whether you prefer to believe the geological explanation of a volcanic eruption or indulge in the folklore of exploits of giants Finn MacCool and Benandonner, either way you will leave with an unforgettable memory of this must see geological phenomenon.

Follow in the footsteps of giants and explore this stunning outdoor museum and stare in wonder at the inexplicable perfectly shaped 40,000 hexagonal basalt columns that are estimated to be a...Read more

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Our last photo stop of the day before returning to Belfast is the eerie

The Dark Hedges

Scene of the King’s Road in Season One, this avenue of 94 beech trees align to provide a majestic canopy and backdrop. Let’s just hope we don’t cross the path of the mysterious ghost of Lady Grey, the tormented daughter of the original inhabitant of nearby Gracehill House.

Scene of the King’s Road in Season One, this avenue of 94 beech trees align to provide a majestic canopy and backdrop. Let’s just hope we don’t cross the path of the mysterious ghost of Lady...Read more

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