We are located a stones throw away from one of the main filming locations in The Game of Thrones – Tollymore Forest, Newcastle Co Down.
Tollymore Forest – Game of Thrones
Tollymore Forest Park was the first state forest park in Northern Ireland, established on 2 June 1955. It is located at Bryansford, near the town of Newcastle in the Mourne and Slieve Croob Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It covers an area of 630 hectares (1,600 acres) at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and has views of the surrounding mountains and the sea at nearby Newcastle. The Shimna River flows through the park where it is crossed by 16 bridges, the earliest dating to 1726. The river is a spawning ground for salmon and trout and is an Area of Special Scientific Interest due to its geology, flora and fauna. The forest has four walking trails signposted by different coloured arrows, the longest being the “long haul trail” at 8 miles (13 km) long. It was listed in The Sunday Times top twenty British picnic sites for 2000. The Forest Park has been managed by the Forest Service since they purchased it from the Roden Estate in 1941.
Game of Thrones – Filming Location
Tollymore Forest Park features regularly in Game of Thrones. It’s the setting for The Haunted Forest where the Three Night’s Watch men encounter a White Walker and it is also the scene of Theon Grevjoys escape attempt when he is pursued by Ramsay Snow. Another notable scene from Tollymore Forest Park is Ned Stark finding the dead stag.
Percy French Game of Thrones Door
The Percy French Restaurant is the proud home of Game of Thrones Door of Thrones No 3.
The intricatly carved Door of Thrones 3 depicts the demise of Rickon Stark’s Direwolf, Shaggydog, the 3 eyed raven and the rise of House Greyjoy’s family crest – the Kracken.