Winter is coming: A 'Game of Thrones' studio tour is opening to bring fans in the world of Westeros
Ever wished you could step into the world of Game of Thrones? There's an upcoming studio tour that will take fans behind the scenes of the hit TV show, allowing them to experience the Seven Kingdoms and beyond right before their very eyes.
Located in Banbridge, Northern Ireland—one of the many locations where the fantasy drama was filmed—the Game of Thrones Studio Tour is set to open on Feb. 4, treating visitors with a glimpse of the costumes, props, and sets.
Among the items on display are Daenerys' throne in Dragonstone, Sansa's meticulously-designed dresses, Jon Snow's sword Longclaw, the giant crossbow Scorpion, and more.
The 110,000-square-foot attraction also houses iconic sets including the Hall of Faces and Winterfell's Great Hall which fans can explore.
Ahead of the tour's opening, Game of Thrones cast and crew members were invited for a sneak peek of the attraction, including Ian Bettie, who played Ser Meryn Trant; Daniel Portman, who played Podrick Payne; Natalia Tena, who played Osha; and Ian McElhinney, who played Ser Barristan Selmy.
Ahead of our official opening, we were delighted to welcome some of @GameOfThrones cast to Game of Thrones Studio Tour – Ser Meryn Trant (Ian Beattie), Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman), Osha (Natalia Tena) and Ser Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney). #GameOfThronesStudioTour pic.twitter.com/dBW7ViCV68— Game of Thrones Studio Tour (@gotstudiotour) February 2, 2022
“These are the actual sets that we walked on. These are the actual costumes we wore, the swords we swung. You name it, it’s all here," Beatie told Reuters. "And unlike the show where you don’t always see it, you will actually get to see the incredible detail that went into every aspect of the making of this show.”
It's been over a decade since George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire was adapted into a TV show on HBO by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. After eight seasons, the show's finale was met had fans divided, with some even starting a petition—which has over 1.8 million signatures—on Change.org asking for a remake of the series' conclusion.
Currently, a Game of Thrones prequel is in the works, titled House of the Dragon, which is set 200 years before the events of the original series.