Welcome to Strangford Lough

Large colonies of grey seals frequent the lough, especially at the southern tip of the Ards Peninsula. Birds abound on the shores and tidal mudflats.

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Strangford Lough activities

$65.54 Cultural & Theme Tours

Game of Thrones Tours - Belfast Winterfell Trek

Meet our guide outside Jurys Inn, Great Victoria Street, right in the heart of Belfast city. From there our coach will drive along the scenic Ards Peninsula to Portaferry, there you will take a short Ferry ride across 'the narrows' to Strangford Lough. A short drive will take you to the first filming location of the day - Castle Ward Estate, while there you will visit Old Castle Ward, a 16th century Tower House which was used as the location for Winterfell in season 1, our guide will then take you on a three kilometer trek across the estate to visit several other Game of Thrones® filming locations including Audleys Castle aka one of Walder Freys Twins. Once your trek is complete the tour will return to Strangford Lough for a hearty pub lunch. After lunch the group will arrive at Inch Abbey, a 12th century abbey now in ruins which was the back drop for one of Robb Starks camps. Here you will have the opportunity to try on a Stark cloak, swing a sword and take some fantastic photos. After Inch our coach and guide will then take you to Tollymore Forest at the foot of the Mourne Mountains. Here our guide will take you on the second three kilometer trek of the day where you will visit the Wolfs Wood and the Haunted Forest. Once your trek finishes our coach will return you to Belfast for 6.00 pm.  8.15 am Meet guide and coach at Jurys Inn Hotel, Great Victoria Street 8.30 am Depart, coach drives the Ards Peninsula to Portaferry 9.45 am Ferry from Portaferry to Strangford 10.00 am Old Castle Ward (Winterfell), morning trek to Audley's Castle (The Frey Twins) 3kms 12.00 pm Arrive at The Cuan for lunch, (not included in ticket) 2.00 pm Inch Abbey (Robb's Camp) 3.00 pm Tollymore Forest Park (Wolfswood & Haunted Forest) afternoon trek 3kms 4.30 pm Depart Tollymore 6.00 pm Arrive back in Belfast.

$587.74 Cultural & Theme Tours

Game of Thrones Tours - Luxury Private Land Rover Tour

You can choose from either our Belfast Winterfell Route or our Belfast Iron Islands Route. Let our brand new Land Rover Discovery take you in comfort to all of the key Game of Thrones® filming locations throughout Northern Ireland.  OPTION 1: Winterfell RouteOur Winterfell Route departs Belfast and heads south toward the beautiful wetlands of Strangford Lough. We will take you to:Old Castle Ward – the original film location of Winterfell Castle in season 1Audley’s Castle – location of Walder Grey’s Twins and the Trident in the Riverlands (3 km trek)Quoile River Pondage – a pontoon where Blackfish Tully fires a flaming arrow into Hoster Tully’s funeral boatInch Abbey – a ruined 12th century abbey where Robb Stark’s bannermen pledge fealty to the King in the NorthTollymore Forest – a beautiful old growth forest where the Night’s Watch find bodies in the snow and the Starks discover a dead direwolf and her pups (3 km trek)On this tour you can also visit some of the world famous Game of Thrones® doors, carved into 200 year old fallen beech trees from the Dark Hedges. You also visit the spectacular 12th century Norman fortress of Dundrum Castle and climb the spiral staircase in the keep. This tour may also contain surprise guests – but no spoilers!OPTION 2: Iron Islands RouteOur Iron Islands Route departs Belfast and heads north towards the the spectacular Glens of Antrim. We can take you to:Carncastle – where Ned executed the deserter from the Night’s WatchCushendun – where Ser Davos leads Melisandre to a cave in the StormlandsMurlough Bay – where Tyrion and Jorah are captured on Slaver’s BayFair Head – where Jon Snow first meets Drogon on the Dragonstone CliffsLarrybane – Renly’s Camp in the StormlandsBallintoy – the Iron Islands in seasons 2 and 6.On this tour you can also visit some of Northern Ireland’s most spectacular places, including the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (2km trek), the Giant’s Causeway (2km trek) and the ruins of Dunluce Castle. Last stop of the day will be the Dark Hedges, the avenue of serpentine beech trees along which Arya and Gendry escaped King’s Landing. To do all of the above would take almost 12 hours! So if you don’t have 12 hours to do everything, we let you choose your own adventure!

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