Game of thrones-world

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.

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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
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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 🙂
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Well actually, we all got the chance to have an icecream!
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