Tollymore Forest: The Woods of Winterfell

Northern Ireland: Game of ThronesTollymore Forest: The Woods of Winterfell

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Situated in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains, Tollymore Forest is home to an array of both local and exotic trees, including Californian giant redwoods. Another interesting fact: oak wood logged from the forest was used for the interior of the Titanic. Visitors can choose from four marked trails of varying lengths, which all originate from the main car park.

The entrance gate.

The entrance gate.

Admission charges apply and are displayed at the entrance to the park. The forest is open every day of the year from 10:00 until sunset.

Key Scenes

The forest features in a number of scenes in Season 1, Episode 1: Winter is Coming. It was used as the haunted forest beyond the wall at the very beginning of Episode 1, when a scouting band of the Night's Watch are attacked by the White Walkers.

The haunted forest beyond the wall.

The haunted forest beyond the wall.

More notably, this is where Ned Stark, his sons Robb, Bran, Rickon, as well as Jon Snow and Theon Greyjoy come across a dead female direwolf and their surviving pups, which they decide to take to Winterfell.

The bridge where Ned Stark and his sons find the dying direwolf.

The bridge where Ned Stark and his sons find the dying direwolf.

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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All the trails start and end in the main car park, which is accessed from Hilltown Road.

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