Game Of Thrones Studio Tour Announces February 4 Opening Date In Northern Ireland

Provided the pandemic cooperates and hopefully subsides, it's not a bad way to start looking forward to 2022.

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Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment has announced that its highly-anticipated Game of Thrones Studio Tour at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland will open February 4, 2022. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance of visits, are now available to buy at this official website.

In a release, chief executive of tourism for Ireland Niall Gibbons, said: "Over the past decade, Northern Ireland has welcomed fans from around the globe to the 'real-world Westeros'--home to the stunning landscapes, coastlines, and mountains that have featured in some of the show's most memorable scenes... the new Game of Thrones Studio Tour will give fans a fantastic opportunity to go behind the scenes and be immersed in the sets, props and costumes used in the series. It will bring the Seven Kingdoms vividly to life, in the place where it all began." Many of the fantasy show's beautiful rural locations were filmed in Northern Ireland, including the Kings Road, the Iron Islands, and Winterfell.

This announcement comes amid a flurry of activity within the overall GoT franchise. This week alone, Steve Conrad (Patriot, Perpetual Grace LTD) was announced as writer and executive producer of the prequel series Tales of Dunk and Egg, and more on the spilled-tea side of things, a new book about HBO has revealed that Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin was unhappy with the original series' final three seasons.

In addition to the newly-announced series, there are many other spin-offs in development. The first, House of the Dragon, is expected to debut on HBO in 2022.

If you're not so sure about traveling abroad at the moment, stateside readers can also consider making the pilgrimage for an overnight stay in the house Home Alone was filmed in back in 1990.

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