HBO's Game of Thrones at Castle Ward

A warrior in brandishes his sword at the Winterfell Tower House at Castle Ward Co. Down

Did you know HBO's Game of Thrones® was filmed at Castle Ward? The hit HBO series has become a worldwide phenomenon over the course of its award winning seven seasons.

Castle Ward’s historic farmyard is the location of Winterfell, the backdrop for the series pilot and much of season one. It’s also where you will find the Whispering Wood and key scenes including Robb Stark’s Camp, the Baelor battle and when Brienne confronts the Stark men. 

HBO's Game of Thrones® spent eight weeks at Castle Ward building the set of Winterfell ahead of the pilot episode and hundreds of actors and crew worked on the filming here.

A scene from Game of Thrones filmed at Castle Ward
An image from a scene from Game of Thrones which was filmed at Castle Ward

Live the Game of Thrones experience

Experience HBO's Game of Thrones® for yourself through ClearSky Adventure at Castle Ward. A replica of the Winterfell Archery Range has been masterfully recreated in the courtyard in the very same spot that the filming took place, transporting you into the world of Westeros.

Dress up in character costume, step into the movie set and stand exactly where the characters Jon Snow, and Robb & Bran Stark stood. 

This tour is independently run by Clearsky Adventure at Castle Ward. It is not sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with HBO or anyone associated with Game of Thrones®.

Fire live arrows in Winterfell archery range movie set at Castle Ward
Fire live arrows in Winterfell archery range movie set at Castle Ward

Book today

Check out the filming locations, join the archery experience and see your favourite scenes from the series on a cycle tour. Advanced booking is required for the activities, though access to the site to see the filming locations is open seven days per week and is charged at normal admission rates. 

For further details, including pictures and tour/experience options, and to book your place, contact Clearsky Adventure now on 028 4372 3933 or by email at