Northern Ireland is Game of Thrones® territory. From the Doors of Thrones, Glass of Thrones walking trail, unique filming locations, tours and exhibitions we have everything a true Thronie would enjoy.
Please be aware that the following may contain spoilers.
Glass of Thrones walking trail
The Glass of Thrones is a series of stained glass windows located throughout Belfast, depicting key moments from Game of Thrones®.
The five windows form a walking trail, taking visitors from the city's traditional stained-glass roots in the City Hall, along the Maritime Mile to Titanic Studios, the home of the show's production.
*Please note Window Number 1, Stark Window, has been temporarily removed. Start your Glass of Thrones trail at The Lannister Window at The ICC Belfast.
The Lannister window at The ICC Belfast
Window two 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.
The Baratheon window at the Lagan Weir
House Baratheon is the focus of window number three. 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.
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.
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.
The Iron Throne window at the Titanic Slipways
The 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.
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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