Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

Game of Thrones fans receive archery lessons similar to that seen on the TV series. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

Lauren Wethers, a goldsmith at Steensons jewellers in Glenarm, puts the finishing touches to a Game of Thrones Dire Wolf sterling silver brooch pin. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

One of the props previously used on Game of Thrones gets a cleaning from taxidermist Ingrid Houwers. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images


Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

A Game of Thrones fan takes a ‘selfie’ beside a plaque at Ballintoy Harbour, which doubles as the Iron Islands in the series. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

The Magheramorne quarry film set which doubles as Castle Black in the television series Game of Thrones. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

A Game of Thrones fan visits a tree-lined road known as The Dark Hedges, which doubles as the Kings Road in the series. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

A woman takes a photograph of her son dressed in a Game of Thrones costume at the Castle Ward set. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

Lead Game of Thrones tour instructor William Kells prepares to ‘behead’ a tourist as part of the Winterfell experience at Castle Ward. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

A close up of a Game of Thrones tour guide’s costume and sword in Strangford. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

Lead Game of Thrones tour instructor William Kells ‘beheads’ a tourist as part of the Winterfell experience at Castle Ward. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

A Game of Thrones necklace on display for sale in Belfast. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

A Game of Thrones trail bicycle ready for the next group of tourists at the Castle Ward set. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

Taxidermist and Game of Thrones supplier of creature and fur skins, Ingrid Houwers with some of her creations previously used on the television programme. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

A costumed fan walks past a van advertising a Game of Thrones themed menu in Belfast. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

A tour tram drives past the Titanic film studios, formerly a paint hall for ships, which is home to the Game of Thrones production with many scenes filmed in the complex. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

Game of Thrones series a boon to Northern Ireland’s economy – in pictures

Lead Game of Thrones Winterfell tour instructor William Kells waits for the next tourist group to arrive at Castle Ward set. Charles McQuillan / Getty Images

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