With the seventh and final season of Game of Thrones® fast approaching, the Hastings Hotels Group in Northern Ireland have now put together a fantastic new Game of Thrones® Tour at the fabulous Ballygally Castle, in collaboration with Leisure Tours Northern Ireland.
Perched on the tip of the stunning Antrim & Causeway Coastal Route, Ballygally Castle is an exquisite 17th century castle now transformed into an enchanting and luxurious hotel; an idea location for enthusiasts who wish to follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters.
Game of Thrones® Tour
Starting with Sallagh Brae, view breath-taking scenes of the Antrim Coast Road, hearing how Game of Thrones® has used this unique landscape throughout filming. See and hear where filming took place along the local routes of Sallagh and Glenarm and where legends and stories shape the route, as you travel like a King or Queen in a luxury coach.
Step off at Carnlough Bay, and dip if you dare, then onward to the Stormlands where Melisandre of Asshai gave birth to her ‘shadow creature’ who went on to slay Renly Baratheon.
Approaching Ballycastle, east of Murlough Bay, the setting for Theon’s unconventional horseback ride with his sister Yara, and the scene where Davos is rescued after the Battle of Blackwater. Ballycastle is the birthplace of Game of Thrones® star Conleth Hill (Varys). With a brief view of Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge – an iconic crossing that connects the mainland to Carrick-a-Rede Island. While not being used in Game of Thrones®, the bridge is used by local salmon fishermen, many brave tourists and is framed by magnificent headland that provided a backdrop for several scenes.
With the opportunity to see three Game of Thrones® Doors on route, then time for a cuppa before arriving at the breath-taking Ballintoy Harbour, the home of the Rugged Iron Islands for Theon’s homecoming scene. Most recently, it is where Lady Melisandre was back to doing what she does best: playing with fire. Back at Ballygally Castle, enjoy a magnificent medieval banquet fit for a King and Queen!
12:00 Arrival at Ballygally Castle Hotel with Game of Thrones® Afternoon Tea
13:00 Departure for Game of Thrones® Tour of the Coast with Leisure Tours NI*
19:00 Return to Ballygally Castle
20:00 Game of Thrones® Banquet
11:00 Check out of Hotel
The Game of Thrones® Tour Package starts from £140 per person in a superior room on a B&B basis. Package includes banquet dinner and Game of Thrones® Afternoon Tea. The tour will run on Friday 11th August and Friday 8th September.
‘The tour is independently operated by The Ballygally Castle Hotel. It is not sponsored, endorsed, or affiliated with HBO or anyone else associated with Game of Thrones®’.
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