Next year will mark the final season for HBO’s Game of Thrones. Many fans find the news nothing short of tragic. The good news is that the show can live on during your vacations! Many of the show’s filming locations in Northern Island will soon be opened up as tourist attractions.
Game of Thrones has been filmed in Northern Island for the past 10 years or so. The country’s landscapes have become a major part of the show’s legacy. It’s a dream come true for many of the show’s fans. The tourism project is called the Game of Thrones Legacy project. When it gets underway, die-hard fans will be able to visit actual sets used in the filming of the show, where they’ll be able to view props, models, costumes, and various other set decorations used on the show.
Scheduled for a 2019 opening, the project will highlight the sets used to depict Castle Black, King’s Landing, and Winterfell. Visitors will also be able to visit Linen Mill Studios, where they can take an in-depth tour and see all sorts of materials used in the production of the show.
The filmmakers and tourism board are both hoping that the new project will be a serious game-changer for Ireland’s vacation business. The local businesses are hoping for a substantial increase in tourists, while the filmmakers are looking to give the fans of the show an experience like no other. The serious fans of the show already know the familiar mountains, coastlines, and gorgeous landscapes from watching the show, and now the Game of Thrones Legacy project will allow them to fully immerse themselves in the setting of the show.
This isn’t the first Game of Thrones project of this kind. A “touring exhibition” has traveled to both Paris and Barcelona, and it consisted of a collection show props and costumes used in the filming of the show. The same traveling tour is set to drop anchor in Oberhausen, Germany, next month.
While there isn’t a set price yet to visit the filming locations in Northern Ireland, serious fans of the show will likely have no problem paying whatever it takes to visit the sets of one of the most famous TV shows in history.