Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland and Golf Links Hotel Portrush are lucky enough to have the majority of its fantastic filming locations right on our doorstep.Take Shane’s Castle in County Antrim. Built in the 14th century on the edge of Lough Neagh, this ruined castle was the backdrop to the jousting tournament. You know the one, where Gregor Clegane beheaded a horse? While not open to the public, the castle and its grounds add to the spectacular scenery around the lough. Lough Neagh was also transformed into the Summer Sea, where Jorah steals a boat, takes Tyrion captive and sets sail to his beloved Daenerys in Meereen. 

High up on the Antrim plateau is Cairncastle, depicted in the scene where Littlefinger took Sansa to Moat Cailin and she made her decision to ally with the Boltons. You can’t actually visit the castle, but that doesn’t stop you admiring its breath-taking beauty from the road (and snapping a few memorable pictures).