Before I went overseas, Mr BG and I had discovered the television series A Game of Thrones. Based on the series of books by George R.R. Martin, it is basically Lord of the Rings with dragons, and warriors, but a tad spicier with more women and sex and no hobbits. It is thoroughly enjoyable, with a great ensemble cast. As with Lord of the Rings, it also relies on stunning locations, in this case Northern Ireland.
We took a day trip to Newcastle and discovered Tullymore Forest Park, which had rambling paths beside little rivers. This location had been used for the scenes around Winterfell and beyond the Wall.
Another location used was Ballintoy Harbour which was on the Causeway Coast in between Carrick-a-rede and Bushmills. It was a tiny, incredibly windy road that led to this
This location was used for the island of Pike seen in Series Two (which we had the first 4 episodes with us on the tablet).
It wasn’t Harry Potter world or Legoland, but the kids got a chance to run around on the beach and grab an icecream 🙂
Well actually, we all got the chance to have an icecream!