GoT fever is striking once again -- re-live some of your favourite screen memories by taking this driving route around Northern Ireland’s Seven Kingdoms...
Day 1: Pick up your campervan and become a Stark for the day
Route: Bunk Campers depot– Rowallane Garden – Inch Abbey – Quoile River – Audley’s Field & Castle – Castle Ward – Delamont Country Park (63 km)
Your quest begins at Bunk Campers Belfast depot where you can pick up your camper and drive southwards to visit Robb Stark’s camp in Rowallane Garden. Afterwards, relive the Red Wedding at the stunning Inch Abbey and explore the Riverlands. Park up at Castle Ward where Winterfell was filmed and enjoy a day of outdoor activities in the purest Winterfell style. Hike or cycle along Robb’s Trail or try an archery experience in the House Stark’s courtyard. At sunset, break away from the world by taking a stroll along the tranquil Temple Water. Only 20 minutes away, spend the night at Delamont Country Park where you can enjoy up to 30% discount with Bunk Campers free Camping and Caravanning Club membership discounts.
Days 2 & 3: Explore natural Game of Thrones sets
Route: Tollymore Forest Park – Annalong Holiday Park – Sandy Brae – Kilbroney Caravan Park (92 km)
Cook breakfast in your camper before heading towards the scenic Tollymore. Explore this 630-hectare haunted forest with gothic gates where we first saw the White Walkers and the Starks found the direwolf pups before all the drama started. From the peaceful path along the Shimna river to the action-packed Mountain Trail, walk along one of the four trails suitable for all visitors. Admire bluebell-cloaked woodlands, rocky outcrops, cedar avenues, waterfalls, stone bridges and mysterious caves. At night, cosy up in your camper with on board heating to rebuild your strength for the next adventure.
In the morning, drive to Sandy Brae, located at the foot of the stunning Mourne Mountains. Transport yourself into the entry of Vaes Dothrak whilst climbing up Slieve Mageogh. After hiking, head to the nearby Kilbroney Caravan Park. Cook a feast in your camper, dine under the stars as a nomadic Dothraki and wonder at the beautiful views of Carlingford Lough
Day 4: Chase the Iron Throne
Route: Gosford Castle – Titanic Quarter – Dundonald Campsite (132 km)
On your way to the next Game of Thrones filming locations, listen to the series soundtrack on board. Goosebumps will form over your arms as the opening theme is played! Although you can’t access Game of Thrones main studios in Belfast, located at the Titanic Quarter, this renewed neighborhood is a must-see destination in any Game of Thrones itinerary. As the set of most of the interior scenes, the Titanic Quarter keeps the Iron Throne safe from usurpers until the next shooting.
After a tour around Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, drive towards Dundonald campsite (open summer only) and let the Westeros fun go on: watch an episode on board with a portable DVD player, play Game of Thrones board games or cards and read your favourite book before falling asleep in the large, comfy bed of your campervan.
Days 5 & 6: Tour Westeros wildest coastline
Route: Ballycarry – Cairncastle – Shillanagovy Valley – Glens of Antrim – Cushendun Caves – Murlough Bay – Ballycastle – Larrybane Head – Ballintoy Harbour – Ballyness Caravan Park – Dunluce Castle – Downhill Beach – Moorbrook Lodge (182 km)
Set to a backdrop of stunning beauty, the Causeway Coastal Route hosts many Game of Thrones filming locations. Enjoy a scenic drive from Ballycarry to Ballintoy Harbour, from Winterfell to the Iron Islands. Cross the Wall, explore Melissandre’s mystical caves and visit Storm’s End with the staggering Carrick-A-Rede bridge as background. With a campervan, you can explore all the Game of Thrones locations at your own pace.
After spending the night at Ballyness Caravan Park, pass by the legendary Giant’s Causeway and step into Greyjoy and Baratheon territories. Rising from the North Atlantic coastline, the ruins of the Dunluce Castle and the awe-inspiring Mussenen Temple are the keystones of the Houses Greyjoy and Baratheon, respectively. Finally, relax at Moorbrook Lodge campsite and get ready for the last stage of your Game of Thrones journey.
Day 7: Follow the King's Road back to the real world
Route: The Dark Hedges – Moneyglass – Bunk Campers (167 km)
Get on the road early to make the most from the last hours of your Westeros adventure. Follow Arya Stark’s footsteps by driving your camper through the Dark Hedges and stopping by Moneyglass, where the brave girl discovered that her family had been revengefully executed. Finally, join the Hand’s Tournament in the very same spot that the filming took place -- and then head home.
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