Game of Thrones Studio Tour opens in County Down this week

Located in the Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, the immersive Game of Thrones Studio Tour offers fans of the show the chance to get up close and personal with original sets and props.

A brand new immersive Game of Thrones Studio Tour will open to the public in County Down tomorrow, 4 February, and is set to be one of the most unique tourist attractions in Northern Ireland and one of the most exciting new attractions to visit in Ireland.

The Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, County Down, have been transformed into the epic world of Westeros, where the famous fantasy series is set.

Fans of the show will have the chance to get a close look at a vast array of original sets and costumes, as well as props and set pieces.

The home of Game of Thrones – a huge boost for NI tourism

Game of Thrones studio tour opens in Banbridge.
Credit: Facebook / @GOTStudioTour

Since first airing in 2011, Game of Thrones has boasted strong links with Northern Ireland, where many of the series’ epic scenes were filmed.

Already the series has provided a huge boost for tourism across Northern Ireland. Each year, thousands of Game of Thrones fans travel from far and wide to see the epic sites brought to life on their TV screens.

With dedicated tours taking visitors to sights such as Murlough Bay, Ballintoy Harbour, The Dark Hedges, Castle Ward, and many more, the show has attracted a huge growth in tourism across the country.

Now, with the opening of the brand new Game of Thrones Studio Tour in County Down this week, there will be even more reason for fans of the fantasy drama to plan a trip to the North of Ireland.

An immersive experience for fans – what to expect

Fans can get a glimpse of original costumes, sets, and props from the show.
Credit: Facebook / @GOTStudioTour

The Game of Thrones Studio Tour cost a total of £40 m to create and is sure to offer fans an unforgettable experience. The 110,000 sq ft (10,200 sq m) interactive experience offers visitors a comprehensive glimpse into the behind-the-scenes of the series.

Guests can step inside the Great Hall at Winterfell and get up close with Daenerys Targaryen’s Dragonstone throne. After, you can explore the Westeros map painted on the ground of the King’s Landing Red Keep courtyard.

You will even have the chance to see the famous Iron Throne in the Throne Room. Designers have recreated an iconic scene from the show at each location, including Jon and Daenerys’ pivotal confrontation in the Throne Room.

Exciting new Game of Thrones Studio Tour opens in County Down – bringing the series home

Game of Thrones studio tour opens in Banbridge.
Credit: Facebook / @GOTStudioTour

HBO handpicked the Linen Mill Studios for the location of the studio tour due to its authentic link to the hit show. Inside, visitors can discover works by local costume designers and various props taken from the show itself.

Various members of the show’s original cast and crew got the chance to have the first look around the multi-million-pound tour. Sharing their excitement with fans, they shared their thoughts on the new visitor attraction.

Daniel Portman, who portrayed Podrick Payne, said it was an “incredible feeling” to have the chance to relive it all again.

He continued, “The people of Northern Ireland were incredibly warm and respectable when we stayed here. So, to have this tour is incredible because Northern Ireland is the spiritual home of the show.”

You can find out more information and book tickets for the immersive Game of Thrones Studio Tour here.

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