Game of Thrones Fans, This New Attraction in Ireland Is Perfect for Your Bucket List

It opens in 2019.

( It's been more than a year since the last episode of Game of Thrones aired, and avid viewers still have to wait for 2019 before they catch another glimpse of Westeros. This long gap before the eighth season can be cause for anxiety for the series' loyal fans, and it's a good thing that's there's something else to look forward to next year. American network HBO is set to convert Game of Thrones' filming locations in Northern Ireland into fun-filled tourist attractions that followers of the Emmy Award-winning show can enjoy—the Game of Thrones Legacy.

Castle Black Courtesy of HBO Asia

Aside from the fact that the sites will also have an exhibit of the costumes, props, and set decorations from the production, not much has been revealed about the tourist destination. We're hoping that Ireland's most breathtaking spots will be featured, such as the 18th-century Castle Ward, which was used for King Robert Baratheon's arrival at Winterfell; the verdant Tollymore Forest Park, which was often seen in scenes with the White Walkers; and the gorgeous Shillanavogy Valley, which was used as the venue for Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo’s wedding.

"While fans have seen the stunning landscapes, coastlines and mountains in the series, we are thrilled they will now have the opportunity to fully experience the charm of Northern Ireland and immerse themselves in to the world of Westeros," John McGrillen, Chief Executive of Tourism Northern Ireland, said in a press statement. Game of Thrones has been filming in the country since 2010.

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For updates, visit Northern Ireland's tourism website.

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