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Game Of Thrones Studio Tour Officially Opens In Co. Down

By Dave Simpson

A new Game of Thrones Studio Tour has officially opened at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Co. Down.

The official opening of the new attraction was attended by Game of Thrones stars Isaac Hempstead Wright, Kristian Nairn and Nathalie Emmanuel.

Visitors can step into the Great Hall at Winterfell, see Daenerys Targaryen's Dragonstone throne as well as props, weaponry and visual effects, and learn about the skills and craftmanship that helped bring the show to life.

Head Of EMEA Warner Bros. Consumer Products Statement

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Head of EMEA Warner Bros. Consumer Products Julian Moon stated, "What an incredible honour to be opening the doors today to the first-ever Game of Thrones Studio Tour.  This marks a first for Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment to launch a world-class attraction in Northern Ireland where fans can explore, up close and personal, a vast array of authentic sets, as well as a comprehensive collection of costumes, props, set pieces, and so much more.

"We're incredibly grateful for our partnership with Linen Mill Studios who have helped bring this concept to life with the attention to detail, along with the scale and depth of production that makes this experience so special and worthwhile.  We are proud to be part of the legacy of the beloved Game of Thrones franchise and we can't wait for fans around the globe to step inside and immerse themselves in all corners of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond.”

Linen Mills Executive Directors Statement

Linen Mills Executive Directors Andrew Webb and David Browne stated, "February 4th truly represents a new and hugely exciting chapter in the Game of Thrones story.

"Here at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, after many years of planning, design and construction, we are thrilled to finally open our doors to guests and allow them to get closer to the Seven Kingdoms than ever before at the world's first and only Game of Thrones Studio Tour. Housed at one of the original filming studios, this incredible and unique experience brings the making of Game of Thrones to life through a vast array of authentic sets, props and costumes, together with immersive interactives and exclusive behind the scenes content. On behalf of all those who have contributed to creating Game of Thrones Studio Tour and the dedicated team at Linen Mill Studios in bringing the experience to life, we are proud to be part of an ongoing legacy of Game of Thrones that will delight current and future fans of the show, as well as those interested in the artistry that goes into making an iconic production.”

Tourism Northern Ireland CEO Statement

Tourism Northern Ireland CEO John McGrillen stated, "We are excited that Game of Thrones Studio Tour at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge has officially launched today and thrilled to see Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment's commitment to Northern Ireland as the Home of Thrones.  The attraction will deliver a world-class visitor experience and demonstrates the increasing opportunity that screen tourism brings for our hotels, hospitality sector and other visitor attractions across Northern Ireland.

"As we start to look to the future, and as tourism and travel opens up across the globe, Game of Thrones Studio Tour will be a central plank of recovery activity and we look forward to working in partnership in the months and years ahead to deliver visitors from near and far."

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