A Week in Northern Ireland-Visits to the “Game of Thrones” Locations
We always seem to be on the go and last week we enjoyed a lovely visit to Northern Ireland, for many reasons one of our favourite places in the World.
It wouldn’t have been authentic if the sun had shone every day , but in mixed weather the countywide was beautiful and we managed to tour around, visit friends and family and also visit both familiar and new destinations.
Some of these were the locations of scenes from the very popular TV series Game of Thrones.
We have not been devotees of the series but seeing locations known to us in dramas is always fascinating, especially when they have been “catapulted” back , many hundreds of years, to become the land of Westeros
So this post features some places that can be seen in the series. These are my interpretations of the scenes, and of course are not as accurate as photos but they are all original!
We stayed in delightful new cottage/apartment in Holywood (http://www.holywoodhill.com), which we would also strongly recommend if you are planning visit to Northern Ireland. Holywood is a nice small town only a few miles from Belfast with galleries,cafes,restaurants and shops and makes a good base to get around the Province.
Eventually I will update my guide book to Ulster with these destinations but for now I hope you enjoy seeing them in the blog, together with one or two other places that we visited .
Happy travelling and enjoy the Summer, if it ever reappears!
Posted on May 27, 2014, in Antrim Coast, iBook, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Paintings from our travels, Seascapes, The Game of Thrones, Travel, Travels with a Brush, Watercolours, Westeros and tagged Antrim coast, Game of Thrones, Northern Ireland, Paintings from our travels, watercolors, Watercolours, Westeros. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.
Oh I was really hoping to see “the dark hedges” here and you didn’t disappoint! That’s one place I would like to visit. I have never seen the tv show but as usual your paintings are fantastic … this is such a beautiful part of the world and you’ve really captured that. Great post!
I found paintin the dark hedges a bit tricky,but they are terrific,great foresight by the original planter!
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