GAME OF THRONES™: The Touring Exhibition, TEC Belfast until 1 September
Northern Ireland is Game of Thrones® territory. From the Doors of Thrones, unique filming locations, tours and exhibitions, we really do have it all. Belfast, in particular has lots for a Thronie to sink their teeth into - so why not book a short break and discover all things Westeros while you're here.
Please be aware that the following may contain spoilers.
Various locations around Belfast
Belfast's newest Game of Thrones® additions - the Glass of Thrones, are a series of stained glass windows throughout the city, depicting key moments from the show. With 6 impressive windows to visit in total, be sure to tick these off your Game of Thrones® bucket list.
1 - The Stark window at Belfast City Hall
This window highlights key scenes from the show involving House Stark, including the execution of patriarch Ned, the infamous Red Wedding where Catelyn and Robb were murdered by the Freys, the Battle of the Bastards where Ramsay Bolton is killed by Sansa and other important moments from the show for each of the Stark siblings.
2 - The Lannister window at The ICC Belfast
The second window on the trail is dedicated to House Lannister, one of the most hated families in Westeros – siblings Jaime, Cersei and Tyrion, and head of the Lannister family, Tywin. The destruction of the Sept of Baelor, the importance of Ser Gregor Clegane aka The Mountain in Cersei’s life and the death of Prince Oberyn Martell are all depicted in this Lannister focused window.
3 - The Baratheon window at the Lagan Weir
House Baratheon is the focus of window number 3. The Red Woman Melisandre is central here, as is her significance throughout the series. The death of both King Robert, which set in motion the War of the Five Kings, and arguably the show’s number one villain Joffrey are also featured, along with the burning fleet of The One True King Stannis during the Battle of the Blackwater in this predominantly red window – representative of either the bloodshed or Melisandre herself.
4 - The Targaryen window at the Odyssey
Our fourth window, the House Targaryen stained glass, highlights key moments in the show involving the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen. The loot train attack on the back of Drogon at the Battle of the Goldroad is a key focal point. Also featured are the execution of her brother Viserys with his ‘golden crown’ at the hands of Khal Drogo, Daenerys’ husband, as well as The Sons of the Harpy.
5 - The White Walker window at Titanic Belfast
This striking blue pane of glass features glow in the dark eyes of the Night King – as they do in the show itself. Scenes depicted on the window include the changing of a baby to a White Walker at Crastor’s Keep, and Hardhome, where Jon Snow kills a White Walker and the Night King’s ability to raise the dead is revealed. Arguably one of the saddest moments in Game of Thrones® history is also referenced here, with how Hodor came to be called as such is revealed.
6 - The Iron Throne window at the Titanic Slipways
The sixth and final window dedicated to the elusive Iron Throne is the last to be discovered. Here you can pretend to be the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, by taking your seat on a version of the throne. The most important families in the show are also depicted here with a direwolf representing House Stark, a three headed dragon for House Targaryen, a sun piercing spear for the Martells, a rose for the Tyrells, a lion for House Lannister, the Greyjoy Kraken, the trout of House Tully, plus many more all featured.
At the TEC, Titanic Quarter, Belfast until 1 September
Don't miss your chance to visit GAME OF THRONES™: The Touring Exhibition, a must for every Thronie. Immerse yourself in Westeros and Essos, with interactive exhibtions, costumes and an opportunity to sit on the elusive throne - you can even feature on the Hall of Faces. The exhibition is housed in the TEC, Titanic Quarter and is there until 1 September.
At the Ulster Museum until 28 July
Expert weavers have created a Game of Thrones® hand-embellished woven masterpiece - the Game of Thrones® Tapestry . The tapestry, found in the Ulster Museum, is over 80 metres in length and features key scenes from each season throughout the show. Visit the tapestry before it leaves the museum on 28 July.
Door 10, The Dark Horse, Cathedral Quarter, Belfast
While you're in Belfast, why not check out one of the Doors of Thrones. With 10 in total at key filming locations across Northern Ireland, this one can be found in the Dark Horse, at the heart of the Cathedral Quarter. The door highlights key events in King's Landing at the end of season 6. The doors are all carved from trees from the Dark Hedges, also known as Kingsroad in the show, which were destroyed during Storm Gertrude in 2016. Find out more about the rest of the Doors of Thrones here.
You might also like to download our Game of Thrones® Filming Locations app which includes information on the 10 Doors of Thrones and spectacular filming locations across Northern Ireland.
Or try our Game of Thrones® Destinations article.
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