Top film and TV locations in Belfast

  1. Northern Ireland is prime Game of Thrones filming location country. In County Down is Castle Ward, location for Winterfell, and Audley's Field, the site for Robb Stark’s camp. Westeros addicts can also take all sorts of tours in the region, which is around 90 minutes’ drive from Belfast.

 

  1. Aiming to be both entertaining and provocative, the Belfast Film Festival (BFF) in Northern Ireland’s capital is famed for unusual screening locations, such as a boat on the River Lagan or inside St Anne's Cathedral. Its focus is twofold: local talent, and new international cinema. It’s held in April each year.

 

  1. Foyle Film Festival is held each November in Londonderry, Northern Ireland’s second city, under 3 hours by train from Belfast. Recent years have seen Danny Boyle and Sam Shepard attend, plus a never-seen-before version of The Wicker Man.

 

  1. One of the leads in Games of Thrones, starring as Cersei Lannister, actor Lena Headey spends a lot of time in Belfast, where many of the scenes are filmed. Both Lena and her fellow cast members have been known to tuck into fish and chips at local pub The Barking Dog

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