Tourism NI Launches 'Glass Of Thrones' Trail Guide
Tourism NI has launched a new visitor guide for Belfast's "Glass of Thrones" trail.
To coincide with each episode of the final season of Game of Thrones, which aired in April and May of this year, stained glass windows were unveiled at key locations around central Belfast. The 1.8 mile long trail leads from City Hall to Titanic Studios and each window highlights a House, characters or a feature from the show, including House Stark, House Baratheon, House Targaryen, the white walkers and the iron throne.
Tourism NI's new guide includes a map that spotlights each of the windows in a style similar to the opening credits of Game of Thrones, as well as images of each window accompanied by text outlining the stories associated with each image.
The guide also tells the story behind the windows' creation.
"A Firm Hit"
In a statement on Tourism NI's website, Tourism NI screen tourism specialist Judith Webb said, "The windows have been in place for a few months now and have become a firm hit with visitors to Belfast and residents, providing unique opportunities for photos and selfies at some of the city's most enduring landmarks.
"We're delighted that so many visitors have been coming along to see our very own version of 'dragonglass' - it might not be much use against the Night King, but it is truly impressive! We hope that this new guide will add to the richness of their experience. It brings to life the story of Northern Ireland's unique relationship with the show and encourages visitors to explore the city in yet another exciting way."
The new "Glass of Thrones" visitor guide is available from Visit Belfast and visitor information centres across Northern Ireland now.
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