There's a brilliant new documentary about the Game of Thrones experiences in Northern Ireland 1 year ago

There's a brilliant new documentary about the Game of Thrones experiences in Northern Ireland

It's a must-see for fans of Game of Thrones. 

As Game of Thrones fans are well aware at this point, the HBO series is taking a year off from airing - and isn't expected back on-screen until 2019.

And with the absence of answers after that cliffhanger in the season seven finale, many viewers have been left with a Westeros withdrawal.

Which is why you should look no further than the documentary, The North Awaits. 

 

In his latest TV programme, award winning travel journalist Ed Finn explores why HBO chose Northern Ireland as the location for Game of Thrones. 

A number of the most iconic scenes from the fantasy series have been filming in Northern Ireland, from the moment Dany escapes with her dragons to the first look at the wights.

Throughout the programme, he travels through the Haunted Forest, walks the Kingsroad and visits Winterfell itself as he kick-starts his adventures in Westeros.

With 26 unique filming locations, 20 visitor experiences, 10 intricately carved 'Doors of Thrones’ - each of which represent an episode of season six - and a hand-woven 80m Tapestry, there's plenty of things for Game of Thrones fans and non-fans alike to enjoy.

Of the documentary, Mr Finn says:

"You do not have to travel far to see why HBO chose this region as the perfect place to film Game of Thrones.

"From authentic medieval buildings, to beautiful landscapes with far-reaching views, it is just the picture-perfect filming location.

"Home to more of the Seven Kingdoms locations than anywhere else in the world, Northern Ireland truly earns its title as Game of Thrones Territory."

The North Awaits from Ed Finn on Vimeo.

The North Awaits’ airs on the Virgin Media channel Be3 on March 25th at 5.30pm.