The Best Game of Thrones Tour – Belfast, Northern Ireland

Bushmills Distillery and Other Attractions Along the Way

Between filming locations, be sure to visit Bushmills Distillery on the way to Giant’s Causeway. Bushmills has been producing whiskey since 1784. Their tasting room is the most popular part of the tour, and with good reason. Once again, if you have the insider knowledge with a well-connected guide (as we did), we skipped the tour and headed straight to the tasting room where we were served a few of the special whiskeys reserved for those who really know their whiskey, and we certainly know our whiskey.

When in Northern Ireland, we drink Bushmills

When in Northern Ireland, we drink Bushmills

The inside tasting track at Bushmills

The inside tasting track at Bushmills

Maybe we've had too much

Maybe we’ve had too much fun at Bushmills

This one came home with us

This one came home with us

Giant’s Causeway

Giant’s Causeway is just a few miles from the town of Bushmills. At the Causeway you’ll see a natural wonder that baffled scientists until recently. More than 40,000 hexagonal columns are interlocked and appear to form a bridge into the sea. Folklore had it that the columns were placed by giants, hence the name. However, the hexagonal columns were formed 50-60 million years ago from volcanic activity and these columns formed due to uniform cooling.

The town of Bushmills

The town of Bushmills

Giant's Causeway (Photo - GameofThronesTours.tv)

Giant’s Causeway (Photo credit – GameofThronesTours.tv)

Traveling back to Belfast we had the opportunity to enjoy the farms, pastures, and rocky hillsides along the way. Once again, many scenes take place in these locations, but the sheer beauty of the land with more shades of green than Crayola and the billowy white clouds set in the brilliant blue sky layered over the countryside, is sure to fill your senses.

The beauty of Northern Ireland

The beauty of Northern Ireland

Where the cast and crew go for Fish & Chips

Where the cast and crew go for Fish & Chips

Taking our own lunch break with Fish & Chips

Taking our own lunch break with Fish & Chips

With Gerard at Ballintoy Harbor

With Gerard in the cave at Ballintoy Harbor

While this was a Game of Thrones tour, it was also a tour of the Northern Ireland countryside and its small towns. You can certainly drive this route without a guide, but if you have any interest in the hit TV series, or you would like more inside knowledge of the towns and attractions of Northern Ireland, be sure to book a date with Gerard at Gameofthronestours.tv. His knowledge, insight, and personal attention to every detail made our tour most memorable.

Until next time

Until next time

In addition to Northern Ireland, The Game of Thrones series is filmed in Spain, Morocco, Malta, Scotland, Iceland, and Croatia.

For more information on The Ultimate Games of Thrones Tour and other tours in and around Belfast, please visit their website http://www.gameofthronestours.tv/

For more information on travel to Northern Ireland, please visit their website http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/

∗ These images are from DiscoverNorthernIreland.com

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