Visit Game of Thrones filming sights on the “Hold the Door” Pub Crawl

As some may recall, last winter, the UK was slammed by terrible storms, including Storm Gertrude, which knocked down several trees along the Dark Hedges, a Northern Irish landmark that has stood in for the Kingsroad on Game of Thrones. You may remember it from when Arya and Gendry fled the city in Season 2:

The Dark Hedges Kingsroad

The people behind the GoT Territory campaign re-purposed those trees and set to carving ten doors out of them, each one representative of an episode from Game of Thrones Season 6. From doors spotlighting Houses Bolton and Greyjoy to ones commemorating Daenerys’ immolation of the khals, Cersei blowing up the Sept of Baelor, and the Night King invading the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave, these works of art were unveiled week after week. Here’s a sampling:

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“Oathbreaker”

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“Blood of My Blood”

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“The Winds of Winter”

But now that the season is over and all ten doors are unveiled, what did the GoT Territory campaign do with them? The most touristy thing imaginable: a pub crawl. The doors have been installed in select pubs across Northern Ireland, as you can see on this map.

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The pubs are all conveniently positioned near areas of Northern Ireland where the production does on-location filming. This ensures that all tourists traveling from location to location on their Game of Thrones-themed holiday have a handy guide to the best food and great beer.

And as you can see, the map helpfully delineates which areas stand in for what part of Westeros, so you always know where you’re going. Consider this required drinking next time you head across the pond to visit Northern Ireland and see Westeros for yourself. And don’t forget to hold the door.

via Winter is Coming. Click here to read more.
Ani Bundel

Entertainment Earth

via http://gameofthronessnowbound.blogspot.com/2016/07/visit-game-of-thrones-filming-sights-on.html

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