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Ireland To Turn ‘Game of Thrones’ Filming Locations Into Tourist Spots

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For any Game of Thrones fan who has ever wished they could step inside the world of Westeros—may it be Winterfell, Kings Landing, or Castle Black —there’s some good news. Although the series may be coming to an end in the next year or so, part of the show will be preserved for tourists.

GOT Filming Locations To Turn Into Tourist Hot Spots

HBO, the premier network of the hit TV show, recently announced that it will be transforming some of the series’ most popular filming sets in Northern Ireland into tourist attractions.

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The sets are said to be opening sometime next year. It’s not the first time the HBO network has showcased an exhibition of this nature, either. In the past, it has experimented with other projects such as a Touring Exhibition and the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience. However, this project is bigger than anything that’s been done before.

Fans Can Interact And Explore The World Of Westeros

The upcoming attractions will also feature physical items used in production, from costumes and art files to weapons, props, and decorations. In addition to the physical staging locations and memorabilia, the sets will also have interactive and digital content.

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HBO noted that these North Ireland settings will give fans of the fantasy world a chance to physically step foot on and engage with the iconic world in ways that are “on a scale and scope bigger than anything the public has ever seen.”

GOT Legacy Attractions To Boost N. Ireland Tourism

HBO VP of Licensing and Retail Jeff Peters explained the network’s excitement about preserving the beloved locations and giving their fans a chance to experience Westeros in a way they haven’t been able to before. But that’s not all.

“The opportunity to celebrate Northern Ireland’s pivotal role in the life and legacy of the show and share its culture, beauty, and warmth is also a huge inspiration behind these Legacy projects,” Peters said.

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Helping to see this project through its execution is travel marketing agency Tourism NI. CEO of Tourism NI, John McGrillen, also expressed his enthusiasm for the attraction sites, saying they will be a “game-changer for Northern Ireland on the global tourism level.”

Fans of the show can expect the spots to open in 2019— perfect timing for when the show comes to its inevitable end and viewers need their Westeros fix.

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