New Game Of Thrones Legacy Project Coming To Northern Ireland
HBO make an exciting announcement.
Game of Thrones has been filming for an entire decade (a decade!), and HBO have today announced that they’ll be commemorating the occasion with a ‘Legacy Project’, converting several of the Northern Ireland based filming locations into tourist attractions.
Yup, fans of the hit show will now have the chance to visit the sets they’ve seen on their screens, and immerse themselves in the world of Westeros. *cue dramatic music*
It all sounds like it’s going to be pretty epic too - with each site not only featuring the actual real life sets, but also displays of costumes, props, weapons, models, and all kind of interactive materials showcasing the digital wizardry used to make the series come alive.
The exact locations are not yet confirmed, but HBO is considering including the sets for iconic locations such as Winterfell, Castle Black, and Kings Landing alongside a formal studio tour of Linen Mill Studios, which will span all seasons and settings.
As if you needed another excuse to visit the the stunning landscapes, coastlines and mountains of Northern Ireland, hey?
“HBO is thrilled to celebrate the work of the Game of Thrones creative team and crew by preserving these locations and inviting fans to visit Northern Ireland and explore Westeros in person,” said Jeff Peters, Vice President, Licensing and Retail, HBO.
“We look forward to opening the gates and sharing the excitement of stepping inside these amazing sets with Game of Thrones fans from around the world. The opportunity to celebrate Northern Ireland’s pivotal role in the life and legacy of the show and share its culture, beauty and warmth is also a huge inspiration behind these legacy projects.”
Stay tuned for more, but know this: The Legacy Project is Coming.
By Lizzie Cox