‘Game of Thrones’ Northern Ireland Filming Locations to Open as Tourist Attractions
If you are a Game of Thrones fan and want to visit iconic locations such as Winterfell or Castle Black then you might be in luck.
HBO has announced the ‘Game of Thrones Legacy’ project in which actual filming locations for the hit show will open to the public, complete with guided tours. Locations that the network is considering include part of King’s Landing, Castle Black, Winterfell, and Linen Mill Studios. The tours will include showcased props and material from all seasons of the fantasy series.
According to HBO, the attractions will be “on a scale and scope bigger than anything the public has ever seen” and it has a tentative opening for 2019. In addition to sets and props, the network has plans to include digital content and interactive materials to showcase some of the special effects used on the series. Jeff Peters, HBO’s VP of licensing and retail released a statement on the attraction:
HBO is thrilled to celebrate the work of the Game of Thrones creative team and crew by preserving these locations and inviting fans to visit Northern Ireland and explore Westeros in person. The opportunity to celebrate Northern Ireland’s pivotal role in the life and legacy of the show and share its culture, beauty and warmth is also a huge inspiration behind these Legacy projects.
HBO will be working closely with Tourism NI–Northern Ireland’s travel marketing authority. Tourism NI’s CEO, John McGrillen, referred to the planned attractions as ‘game changers for Northern Ireland on the global tourism level’ and released the following statement:
While Game of Thrones fans have seen the stunning landscapes, coastlines and mountains in the series, we are thrilled they will now have the opportunity to fully experience the charm of Northern Ireland and immerse themselves in to the world of Westeros.
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