Game of Thrones is arguably the biggest export from Northern Ireland in years. Tourism has boomed since the series and the Northern Ireland economy is in much better shape than before.
Alongside the filming taken place in many places all over Northern Ireland, pieces of Game of Thrones art has sprung up all over the country. From wooden doors to glass windows.
Created by wood collected from fallen trees at the world-famous dark hedges near Ballymoney, County Antrim, ten wooden doors have appeared in places all over the country, nearby famous filming locations.
Experience the Doors of Thrones below.
- Door 2 – Fiddler’s Green, Ards Peninsula
- Door 3 – Percy French Restaurant, Newcastle
- Door 4 – Blake’s of the Hollow, Enniskillen
- Door 5 – Frank Owen’s Bar, Limavady
- Door 6 – Fullerton Arms, Ballintoy, Ballycastle
- Door 7 – Gracehill House, Ballymoney
- Door 8 – Mary McBrides, Cushendun
- Door 9 – Ballygally Castle Hotel, Larne
- Door 10 – The Dark Horse, Belfast
The Cuan, Strangford – Door 1
The first door is located at The Cuan hotel and restaurant, near Strangford Lough in County Down. The Cuan hotel is an award-winning hotel located near iconic season one scenes including Winterfell.
This makes The Cuan the most fitting place for the first Game of Thrones door due to its close relationship with season one locations. The door also shows the opening scene through amazing woodwork.
Fiddler’s Green, Ards Peninsula – Door 2
The second door is located on the opposite side of Strangford Lough to The Cuan, where the first door is located. It is within a small pub and B&B called Fiddler’s Green near the tip of the Ards Peninsula.
Similarly to the first door, iconic scenes from the show are depicted within amazing woodwork. This door shows the conflict between the House of Bolton and House of Greyjoy.
If you wish to visit this door, enjoy the fantastic views of Strangford Lough with some comfort food and Guinness available at Fiddler’s Green.
Percy French Restaurant, Newcastle – Door 3
Located beside the famous Slieve Donard Hotel and Spa is the Percy French Restaurant which is home to the third Game of Thrones door.
Nearby is Tollymore Forest, which was used as part of the first episode. This is where the Direwolves were found by the Starks. This makes Percy French the perfect place for door three, especially as its woodwork shows at least one of the Direwolves from the series.
Make the most of a weekend when visiting this door and visit more of the best attractions in Newcastle, County Down, including the Mourne Mountains, arcades or a walk along the seafront.
Blake’s of the Hollow, Enniskillen – Door 4
Blake’s of the Hollow in Enniskillen of Game of Thrones door 4. The door itself shows Targaryen and the dragons.
The Bar itself is a wonderful old fashion style bar. Upstairs there are even more bars, the higher the bar, the younger it seems to be. Nearby the bar is two restaurants.
The bars old fashioned interior makes this bar the perfect place for door four as the bar is also located near the Marble Arch Caves which were used for filming in season three.
Frank Owen’s Bar, Limavady – Door 5
Door 5 displays the famous white walkers and night king from the series. It is located in Limavady within Owen’s Bar on the Main Street.
The bar is the perfect place for door five due to its location near the Downhill Beach and the Antrim Plateau which again were places used for filming in the series.
Fullerton Arms, Ballintoy, Ballycastle – Door 6
Nearby two of Northern Ireland’s most famous attractions, the Giants Causeway and the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge sits the Fullerton Arms. This area is famous for being the location of many scenes from the hit show including filming in and around Dunluce castle.
The Fullerton Arms itself is very lucky as it is the host to one of the ten Game of Thrones Doors. This door depicts another iconic scene from the show.
Gracehill House, Ballymoney – Door 7
Nearby the Dark Hedges, one of the most iconic attractions in Northern Ireland is Garcehill House of Ballymoney. The Dark Hedges were already a popular attraction, before Game of Thrones but since have become a popular worldwide attraction.
Game of Thrones Door Seven is located in Gracehill house, so if you want to see this door while on a Game of Thrones tour it is not to difficult to do so. The door itself even references the Dark Hedges
Mary McBrides, Cushendun – Door 8
Located in Mary McBrides of Cushendun is the eighth Game of Thrones door. Nearby McBrides many scenes from the Game of Thrones series were recorded including scenes in the Cushendun Caves, Carnlough Harbour and the Glens of Antrim.
One of the major themes of the door includes Arya’s journey throughout the seasons of the hit show. Her story was one of the most engaging character-building stories of the entire series.
Ballygally Castle Hotel, Larne – Door 9
Ballygally Castle is the host of the ninth Game of Thrones Door. Throughout the seasons, many filming locations were nearby including Cairncastle which was a scene in the very first episode.
The Dark Horse, Belfast – Door 10
The last Game of Thrones Door is the only door to be located in the capital Belfast. The Dark Horse Bar is the proud host of this door, which is a bar located in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, which is commonly referred to as the drinking quarter.
The door references a fitting overview of season six as well as who Jon Snow’s parents might be. There was a lot of filming done in Belfast including in at Titanic Studios in Titanic Quarter, which makes the Dark Horse a perfect host for the final door.
Have you seen the Game of Thrones Doors? Let us know if you’ve visited them all or if it’s on your bucket list in the comments below.