Seen the series, now see the Thrones

movie & TV October 02, 2018 09:05

By The Nation

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HBO Licensing & Retail will next year introduce “Game of Thrones Legacy Experiences” in Northern Ireland, a tour of the locations where the hit HBO series was shot.

As “Game of Thrones” finishes filming after a decade in Northern Ireland, HBO is celebrating the show’s legacy by converting several filming locations into tourist attractions. 

Fans of the Emmy-winning series will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Westeros.

In true Game of Thrones fashion, the Legacy attractions will be on a scale and scope bigger than anything ever seen. Each site will feature not only the sets but also displays of costumes, props, weapons, set decorations, art files, models and other production materials. 

The visitor experience will be enhanced by state-of-the-art digital content and interactive materials that will showcase some of the digital wizardry the series is known for. 

“We look forward to opening the gates and sharing the excitement of stepping inside these amazing sets with fans from around the world,” says Jeff Peters, vice president for licensing. “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.” 

John McGrillen of Tourism NI says the Legacy project will be “a game-changer for Northern Ireland on a global tourism level. We look forward to attracting many more visitors to our beautiful country as a result.”

Plans are underway to include the standing sets for locations such as Winterfell, Castle Black and Kings Landing alongside a formal tour of Linen Mill Studios that will showcase a wide array of subject matter from the series, spanning all seasons and settings. 

A description of the full scope of the Legacy project will be revealed after the exploratory process is completed.