Stunning stained glass trail in Belfast honours Game of Thrones’ legacy

Six Game of Thrones–inspired stained glass windows have been placed across Belfast, forming a new 1.8-mile walking trail. 

If, like us, you still are not willing to accept the fact that Game of Thrones has ended, and have been craving another fix of the wild world of Westeros—don’t worry, we have you covered. 

To mark 10 years since filming of the wildly popular show began in Northern Ireland, Tourism Ireland has created six extraordinary stained glass windows and set them up around Belfast for fans to find. They each depict a handful of the most iconic scenes from seasons one through seven.

Glass of Thrones

Glass of Thrones provides fun photo opportunities for Game of Thrones fans
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Unveiled to coincide with the final season of Game of Thrones (GoT), this “Glass of Thrones” walking trail has been created to showcase the amazing legacy GoT has left behind on our little Emerald Isle. 

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said that the campaign aimed to highlight Ireland to audiences across the world. 

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with HBO once again in 2019, to highlight Northern Ireland—through the exciting events of Game of Thrones—on the global stage,” he said.

Each window represents a different house or legacy, including the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, Targaryens, White Walkers and, of course, the much fought over Iron Throne itself. The windows are beautiful works of art, and we’re proud to say that all six of them have been created by local artists! 

The locations 

1. Stark window at Belfast City Hall

This window depicts the House of Stark from Game of Thrones
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This window highlights some of the key moments of House Stark, namely the execution of patriarch Ned Stark, the infamous Red Wedding, and the Battle of the Bastards. 

2. Lannister window at the ICC Belfast

This window depicts the Lannisters from Game of Thrones
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The Lannisters, a.k.a. the most hated family in Westeros, are featured here. You will find scenes including the fateful showdown between Tywin and Tyrion Lannister, and that scene between The Mountain and Oberyn Martell. We’re pretty sure you know the one we’re talking about. 

3. Baratheon window at the Lagan Weir

This stained glass window in Belfast depicts the Red Woman
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The Red Woman looms large in this window, much like her significance in the last season of GoT. This predominately red window is representative of the bloodshed that took place in episode three of season eight. 

4. Targaryen window at the Odyssey

This window depicts Daenerys from Game of Thrones
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As expected, dragons and the fire they rain down are the central points of this window. Also included is the execution of Daenerys Targaryen’s brother, Viserys, by Khal Drogo.  

5. White Walker window at Titanic Belfast

The Night King is featured in this stained glass window
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This ice-cold window is fitting for the Night King. His piercing blue glow-in-the-dark eyes stare out at all who pass beneath his gaze—we recommend seeing this one at night!

6. Iron Throne window at Titanic Slipways

The Iron Throne from Game of Thrones is featured on this window
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The sixth and final window is dedicated to the most iconic of all GoT imagery—the Iron Throne. Here you can pretend to be the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms and have your picture taken underneath the window. 

More info

You can pick up your own “Glass of Thrones” visitor guide from Visit Belfast and visitor information centres across Northern Ireland.

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Calum Armitage is an Irish writer from County Down. He is currently a journalism undergraduate studying in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is passionate about writing (both fiction & non-fiction), travel, and Formula 1. His goal is to one day be a published novelist and to dedicate his time to writing full-time. Also, he owns a chubby black cat named Dracula who likes to sleep on his books while he is trying to read.