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Murlough Bay

Northern Ireland: Game of ThronesMurlough Bay: Slavers Bay on Essos / Renly's Camp in the Stormlands

Location

Murlough Bay is a beautiful cove hidden away from the Causeway Coast main road. A small road leads towards the sea, but the last part of the location has to be made on foot. The views across to Rathlin Island as well as the Scottish Islands are simply stunning.

Key Scenes

After surviving an attack by Stonemen on the Old Valyrian Canal, Tyrion Lannister and Ser Jorah Mormont continue their location towards Mereen on foot. Being deeply immersed in conversation, they are spotted by a passing slave ship. It's too late to hide and the two men are taken prisoner (Season 5, Episode 6: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken).

The landscape above the bay was also the setting for Renly Baratheon's camp in the Stormlands. Here he gathers 100,000 men to fight on his behalf. Supported by the House of Tyrell, Renly is proclaimed the new king. Of course, his brother Stannis challenges that claim. Nevertheless, Renly agrees to meet him on home turf. Renly remains adamant about his rightful position - plus, he has the greater army. Stannis is furious and quickly leaves the scene, while his companion, the Red Priestess Melisandre, farewells Renly with a dire warning: "Look to your sins, Lord Renly. The night is dark and full of terrors." (Season 2, Episode 4: Garden of Bones).

More information on Northern Ireland's Game of Thrones locations can be found on Tourism Northern Ireland's official website, or via Northern Ireland Screen's free location app, which is available on IOS and Android.

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