Published On: Mon, Sep 24th, 2018

Game of Thrones to Offer Set Tours of Winterfell, King's Landing, Castle Black in Ireland

The public tours have a tentative date to open in 2019.

To celebrate the final season of Game of Thrones, HBO will be opening up tours of several filming locations in Northern Ireland to the public, called the Game of Thrones Legacy project.

The locations will be converted into tourist attractions and fans will be able to see behind-the-scenes details on how the series was made.

Specific details of what will be included in the project are yet to be released, but HBO is considering standing sets for some of the more iconic locations such as Winterfell, Castle Black, and Kings Landing. A traditional studio tour of Linen Mill Studios that will showcase goods from the series across all seasons is also being considered.

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Vice President of Licensing and Retail for HBO, Jeff Peters said HBO is thrilled to preserve the locations from the series and to invite fans to explore Westeros in real life.

“We look forward to opening the gates and sharing the excitement of stepping inside these amazing sets with Game of Thrones fans from around the world,” Peters said. “The opportunity to celebrate Northern Ireland’s pivotal role in the life and legacy of the show and share its culture, beauty and warmth is also a huge inspiration behind these Legacy projects.”

Along with thoroughly detailed sets, each attraction will have costumes, props, weapons, set decorations, and other production materials on display. Digital interactive content will also be shown for fans to learn about how the digital process was created for the episodes.

Chief Executive of Tourism in Northern Ireland, John McGrillen said they are looking forward to new visitors coming to Northern Ireland.

“The Game of Thrones Legacy project will be a game changer for Northern Ireland on the global tourism level. We very much welcome this exciting announcement by HBO and look forward to welcoming many more visitors to our beautiful country as a result,” McGrillen said.

While we wait for the Game of Thrones tours to open, make sure to check out IGN’s review of the most recent season of Game of Thrones and a brief first look at season 8, which will be coming in 2019.

Jessie Wade is a news writer for IGN. Chat with her on Twitter @jessieannwade if you so please. 

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Game of Thrones to Offer Set Tours of Winterfell, King's Landing, Castle Black in Ireland