My family and I recently visited a few Game of Thrones film locations in Northern Ireland. Three members had never indulged in the series; however, we all still had a great time! There may even be a few converts. We had great fun visiting the different locations. A humble photo log of the GOT film locations:
Cairn Castle as fields of Westeros
This beech tree hedgerow (below), planted in the 18th century, is the setting for the haunted Dark Hedges of the Kingsroad; where Arya Stark, Gendry and Hot Pie escape King’s Landing and head north.
The King’s Road, The Dark Hedges, Ballymoney, County Antrim
Prior to departure from the United States for Ireland, our preparatory plan included tips for airfare, luggage, and money. Planning and budgeting in advance has allowed my family to experience the land of 100,000 welcomes without sacrifice. Once in Ireland, we had a focused itinerary with pre-paid tours, meals, accommodations and built-in down time. Here are a few more tips from our trip to Ireland…
PREPPING Planning for our trip began eight months in advance by pouring over the internet, purchasing travel books, maps and questioning friends who had traveled to Ireland. We each decided upon a “must see” which, in turn, helped us plan an itinerary and determine transportation needs. We visited a travel agent once we knew what we wanted. We saved by purchasing tours online, giving us a focused itinerary at a discount. Of course our tours included tourist hot spots:
Giant’s Causeway (& my reckless kids)