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Game of Thrones driving tour

Game of Thrones driving tour

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Posted Sat 16 Feb 2019 7:34 PM
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Hi, we're coming from the states in May 2019. We're wondering if anyone has any suggestions of places to stay while doing the Game of Thrones driving tour? It will be for 2 adults and a child. Thank you!
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Posted Sun 17 Feb 2019 11:14 AM
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Hello Mark, 

It is so exciting that you're planning on visiting us with your family this spring! :) I would love to help you find the perfect accommodation for your Game of Thrones road trip. 

Are you thinking of following this Game of Thrones Trip Idea, or did you have another tour in mind? If you're looking at the Trip Idea, there are three days of exploring Game of Thrones territory. I would recommend staying in an area near the start of the tour (which is Newcastle) if you're arriving the day before, and from there on stay in an area where the itinerary for each day ends. 

You can find all tourist board approved accommodation here. Simply type in the name of the town, city or village and all of the available options will pop up. You can also select the type of accommodation you would like to stay in, like a cosy B&B, self-catering accommodation or hotel. 

Have you looked at car rental yet? You can find an overview of all tourist board approved car rental companies, as well as useful information about driving on the island of Ireland here

What else do you have planned for your trip? I'd love to provide you with more tips for your time here. If there is anything else you need, please don't hesitate to reach out! :)

Warm regards,

Melin

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Hello Mark,
what a wonderful idea to see the fabulous Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland!
Here some links for Accommodation in Northern Ireland , Accommodation in Belfast and Accommodation on the East and North Coast .
There is also information on what to see and do in Northern Ireland , Belfast and the Causeway Coast and Glens . 
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our wonderful "wee country".
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Your Visit Belfast Travel Advisor Team  


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Hello Mark,

The month of May is a great time to visit Northern Ireland as the weather is usually mild and it is bright until after 9pm. 

Many of the Game of Thrones film locations are to be found on the Causeway Coast and Glens Coastal Route.  The route is clearly signposted heading north out of Belfast.  When you reach the town of Carrickfergus look out for the Norman Castle.  It does not feature in the HBO series but is impressive and interesting nonetheless!  From Carrickfergus the road meanders along the rocky coastline until you reach "North of Winterfell" at the Glens of Antrim.  Driving on towards Ballycastle you can stop off at the Cushendun Caves (The Stormlands) and Murlough Bay (Storms End).  A bit further on at Larrybane you can explore "Pyke, The Iron Islands" and both "Dragonstone" and "The Kings Road" are nearby.  Loads of photo opportunities!  If you enjoy walking there are plenty of places to get out and explore to really experience the atmosphere of the place.  Other attractions nearby are Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, the Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle.

There are a couple of other things you might like to check out.  There is a Game of Thrones tapestry on display at the Ulster Museum in Belfast.  It is 77 metres in length and is in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting scenes from the series.  You can also look out for the ten exquisitely crafted wooden doors (carved from a fallen tree at the Dark Hedges, alias The Kings Road). They show scenes from the series and can be found in pubs and restaurants near to the film locations.

As the area is a popular tourist destination there is a great selection of bed & breakfast properties and hotels to choose from.  There are also a few hostels where you can get an ensuite family room.  To see the Tourism Northern Ireland approved properties in the Causeway Coast and Glens region please visit our web site:  www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com  If you require any assistance you can contact the Coleraine Visitor Information Centre and we will be happy to help.  Just to let you know that from 16th to 19th May the area will be very busy as the North West 200 motorbike races are being held in the area round Portrush, so it will be more difficult to get accommodation near there during this very popular event.

I hope you enjoy your trip!
Regards,
Anne


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