Game of Thrones® Tour - Dragonstone Cliffs & Slavers Bay

On this running tour we will visit the Game of Thrones® filming location at the beautiful headland of Fair Head before dropping down into the tranquil setting of Murlough Bay. As well as seeing the locations, you will also hear the stories of Grey Man's Path and history of this amazing setting on Northern Ireland's Causeway Coastal Route.

Known as Northern Ireland’s tallest cliff face, the impressive Fair Head rises 600 feet above sea level and lies about 3 miles from the town of Ballycastle. It was therefore the perfect setting for the clifftop scenes of Dragonstone from Season 7.


On the clifftop, Lord Varys confronts Melisandre about her reluctance to see the King in the North (Episode 3).  Later on in the same episode, we witness Jon Snow as he stands on the cliff edge, brooding. Tyrion approaches and after he bemoans his own ill-conceived strategising, asks what Jon needs - the dragon glass request is given.


Please be aware that all the land at Fair Head is private farmland and access is by the good will of local farm owners. Please respect this and exercise caution. Trail shoes are a must for this tour.

  

Murlough Bay is a hidden gem off the main Causeway Coastal Route. Once there, we will have great views of Rathlin Island off Northern Ireland’s north coast, as well as the Mull of Kintyre and the Scottish Islands which lie across the North Channel.


The wild and windswept cliffs above Murlough Bay were used for the scenes in Season 2 Episode 4 as Renly’s Camp when Stannis Baratheon travels to meet his brother Renly and demands he join with him.

 From the high cliffs, we then make our way down towards the sea at to visit Slavers Bay, where Tyrion Lannister and Ser Jorah Mormont, having been attacked by Stonemen as they sailed on the Old Valyrian Canal and lost their boat, have made it ashore and are continuing to Meereen on foot (from Season 5).


From here we will make our way back to Fair Head to complete our Game of Thrones® running tour.

  

This route will require trail shoes. The locations on Fair Head which were used for filming are on open land and working farmland; there are cliffs and the route is quite undulating with a steep climb at the end. But remember, the tours will be at a pace that suits you so walking parts of it is fine (that's what I do).


THIS TOUR IS INDEPENDENTLY OPERATED BY BORN TO RUN TOURS. IT IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR AFFILIATED WITH HBO OR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH ‘GAME OF THRONES®' 


 The meeting point to start is the car park at Fair Head, off Fairhead Road via Torr Road. Parking is a £3 donation.


This tour is approx. 12 km

 

Tour Price

· Max group size: 8

· £30 per person


Contact Me for availability

Game of Thrones® Filming Locations Northern Ireland App


A Game of Thrones® filming locations app  guides fans from around the world to publicly accessible Northern Ireland filming locations used in the epic HBO drama. The app also showcases the ten Doors of Thrones and their locations.


The app is available to download free from the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Game of Thrones® Running Tour - Pyke and The Stormlands

Dunseverick Castle

Our tour will start at the old ruins of Dunseverick Castle and take us along the beautiful Causeway Coastal Path. We will visit Dunseverick Harbour, pass through Portbradden and run along White Park Bay beach before we make out way towards the Game of Thrones®  filming locations of Ballintoy and Larrybane.

Ballintoy Harbour

Ballintoy Harbour has become synonymous with Pyke and the Iron Islands. When we stop here you will get a chance to imagine you are in Lordsport Harbour waiting for Theon Greyjoy as he sails to Pyke with the aim of seeking an alliance between the Greyjoys and Robb Stark (Season 2).

You can also visit Ballintoy Beach, which was used for the funeral scene of Balon Greyjoy and the rebirth of his brother Euron (both Season 6)

Larrybane Quarry

Larrybane was the filming location used for Renly Baratheon's camp in The Stormlands (Season 2).


You can also stand on the exact spot of the Kingsmoot on the Iron Islands (Season 6), just like the two lucky runners in the picture above. Feel like Yara or Theon as they stake Yara's claim for the throne. Or join the gathering like Euron, to make his claim.

Larrybane Quary

This route may require trail shoes depending on the weather but can be completed in normal trainers with care. The route is quite undulating with a steep climb at the end. It also involves climbing over rocks at each end of White Park Bay beach. But remember, the tours will be at a pace that suits you so walking parts of it is fine (that's what I do).


THIS TOUR IS INDEPENDENTLY OPERATED BY BORN TO RUN TOURS. IT IS NOT SPONSORED, ENDORSED, OR AFFILIATED WITH HBO OR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH ‘GAME OF THRONES®' 


The meeting point to start is the Dunseverick Castle car park on the Causeway Road.


This tour is approx. 10km

 

Tour Price

· Max group size: 8

· £25 per person

Contact Me for availability

Game of Thrones® Filming Locations Northern Ireland App


A Game of Thrones® filming locations app  guides fans from around the world to publicly accessible Northern Ireland filming locations used in the epic HBO drama. The app also showcases the ten Doors of Thrones and their locations.


The app is available to download free from the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Day Trip Options - Game of Thrones Running Tours

Make a day of it on the Causeway Coastal Route

 

As a special privilege for anyone doing a running tour, for a small additional cost, you can make use of the hot shower facilities at Ballyness Caravan Park in Bushmills. 


Once you have freshened up, refuel with a bite to eat and either, try out some the the many other activities on offer or take a stroll along one of the many beautiful beaches.


Click below for dining and activity ideas.

Dining and Activity options