Doors of Thrones 9 – Ballygally Castle

The penultimate Door of Thrones from Tourism Ireland’s tour of pubs and restaurants around Game of Thrones  filming locations has been revealed at Ballygally Castle.  It’s a little wider than most doors due to the shape and size of the door to the Garden Restaurant which it replaced and beautifully depicts Episode 9 of Series 6.

Balllygally  is a beautiful small coastal village just outside Larne and close to many Game of Thrones filming locations. As Door of Thrones 10 will most likely be situated in Belfast this is an excellent location for Door 9 as it falls on the route back from filming locations such as The Dark Hedges, Ballintoy Harbour, Cushendun Caves and Cairncastle. You can read about these filming locations in my blog about our Driving Tour of Game of Thrones Filming Locations in NI.

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Episode 9, Door of Thrones 9

Warning – Spoiler alert!

Battle of the Bastards – what an episode, what a battle! 40 horses genuinely charged at Kit Harrington and that 1 episode took 25 days to film. The door depicts House Stark and House Bolton Crests, Ramsey’s 7 day hungry dogs and Winterfell in all it’s glory. Let’s just take a second to say a cold goodbye to Ramsey Bolton. TOODLES! I hated him more than Joffrey and that’s seriously saying something.

Game of Thrones Door of Thrones 9 Ballygally Castle TellyAddictTalks Blog


Game of Thrones Door of Thrones 9 Ballygally Castle TellyAddictTalks Blog

Ballygally Castle hosts a range of Game of Thrones themed goodies including an Afternoon Tea, Banquet and not to mention the latest Westeros Tomahawk Steak served on a wooden platter with a Valyrian Steel inspired knife. Needless to say this is a must for any fan. Try the coastal route for your drive and as much as you may try for a peep at the Great Wall of ice built in Magheramorne Quarry (only 20 minutes away), you may be disappointed by fences and active security!

Door of Thrones 9 is the penultimate door, we have only 1 left to go and I have to say I’ll be sorry to end our weekly adventures around Northern Ireland. It’s been a pleasure driving around and seeing some of the beautiful countryside and visiting places I’d never have known about let alone gone to. I’ve no doubt there will be many more surprises to come from Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI so we’ll just have to see what the next week and many months ahead brings!


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