With its deep green landscapes, mysterious castles, and wild coastline, the Emerald Isle inspires filmmakers from all over. You’ll surely recognize the settings of your favorite shows and films here.
Start in Belfast to visit the Game of Thrones filming locations. You’ll still enjoy these sites if you haven't watched the series—they are magical even if you don't know who the Starks or Lannisters are. Kill two birds with one stone by passing through the Dark Hedges, a dim alley made up of twisted beech trees, and the Giant's Causeway, a fascinating volcanic formation with 40,000 basalt columns jutting into the sea.
Are you a film buff looking to see the location of a movie instead of a TV series? Braveheart, the film about a hero of the Scottish resistance, was actually filmed in Ireland, around Dublin. With the help of your local agent, explore the Wicklow Mountains and watch the sunset at Trim Castle. On the way there, visit the locations where P.S. I Love You was filmed. Fans of the cult film Titanic should visit Belfast, the ship's home base, and Cobh, County Cork, its final port of call before meeting its tragic fate.