We were in Belfast, Ireland, last week. The area around Belfast is filled with locations where scenes from the popular HBO series Game of Thrones have been filmed. One of these locations is Castle Ward, a.k.a. Winterfell Castle, home of the Starks. We took a tour which visited the site of Winterfell from the early seasons. The following photo shows the actual site.
The next photo shows our guide, Thorn, holding a photo showing how this site appears in the series.
Sadly, only the gate and the tower really exist. In fact, every square tower in Winterfell is simply a copy of the one in the first photo (but sometimes flipped).
If you are a fan of Game of Thrones and plan to visit Ireland, we highly recommend that you experience one of these Game of Thrones Tours, which are even more special because they are hosted by extras from the show who know exactly where scenes were filmed.