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New Game of Thrones set under construction in Co Antrim

Published 28/10/2015

Game of Thrones Magheramorne quarry film set which doubles as 'Castle Black'. Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.
Game of Thrones Magheramorne quarry film set which doubles as 'Castle Black'. Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.
The Game of Thrones at Magheramorne quarry. Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images
Filming Game Of Thrones at Magheramorne Quarry

A new Game of Thrones set is being built in Co Antrim.

The Larne Times reported that work is underway on the new set near to Magheramorne Quarry on the shores of Larne Lough.

Game of Thrones has used the Co Antrim coastline setting as a backdrop since it first aired in 2011 and filming has been taking place for the forthcoming sixth series.

It is not yet known what the new set will portray in the fantasy drama, however, the show's Wildling village of Hardmore and The Wall have been filmed in the quarry.

The Times reported that the set is a hive of activity with preparations well underway for filming and the quarry being painted white for The Wall's icy backdrop.

Since Game of Thrones set up around Larne, there has been an influx of productions in the area.

While causing a stir among the locals, the filming has not gone down well with all.

Last month, one man complained that filming of battle scenes for the Brad Pitt produced The Lost City of Z had ruffled a few feathers with his chickens distressed at the loud bangs going off close to his home.

Actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark in filming at Carnlough. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark in filming at Carnlough. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
HBO's TV show Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams who play's Arya Stark pictured getting into the water during filming at Carnlough, in Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press
Game of Thrones fans, the Preziotti family from Washington D.C, USA walk along Strangford Lough on a Game of Thrones tour trail on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Lead Game of Thrones Winterfell tour instructor William Kells waits for the next tourist group to arrive at Castle ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones Magheramorne quarry film set which doubles as 'Castle Black' on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones tourists take photographs of one another as they visit a beech tree lined road known locally as The Dark Hedges on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones fans are given archery lessons similar to that seen on the television programme on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Lead Game of Thrones tour instructor William Kells prepares to 'behead' a tourist as part of the Winterfell experience at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Adam Morrison from the Winterfell Tour hangs up Game of Thrones costumes on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
The Game of Thrones Magheramorne quarry film set which doubles as 'Castle Black' on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Lead Game of Thrones tour instructor William Kells prepares to 'behead' a tourist as part of the Winterfell experience at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A tour tram drives past the Titanic film studios on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Costumed Game of Thrones fans walk towards Audleys Castle as they enjoy a themed tour trail on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Lead Game of Thrones Winterfell tour instructor William Kells interacts with tourists at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones tourists take photographs of one another as they visit a beech tree lined road known locally as The Dark Hedges on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUGUST 13: A Game of Thrones bike trail bicycle awaits the next group of tourists at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. According to recent audited figures from Northern Ireland Screen, the HBO produced fantasy adventure television series Game of Thrones has contributed an estimated £110m to the Northern Ireland economy. Many local companies have profited from providing services during production creating more than 900 full-time and 5,700 part-time jobs in the process. Due to the popularity of the series various locations highlighted on screen have become tourist attractions around the province. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUGUST 13: A display case featuring some of the costume jewellery used in the Game of Thrones television show as made by Steensons jewellers in Glenarm on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. According to recent audited figures from Northern Ireland Screen, the HBO produced fantasy adventure television series Game of Thrones has contributed an estimated £110m to the Northern Ireland economy. Many local companies have profited from providing services during production creating more than 900 full-time and 5,700 part-time jobs in the process. Due to the popularity of the series various locations highlighted on screen have become tourist attractions around the province. Steensons jewellers, a local business, make the costume jewellery for characters to wear on screen and are now licensed to sell a replica range of items to the public. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUGUST 13: A woman takes a photograph of her son dressed in a Game of Thrones costume at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. According to recent audited figures from Northern Ireland Screen, the HBO produced fantasy adventure television series Game of Thrones has contributed an estimated £110m to the Northern Ireland economy. Many local companies have profited from providing services during production creating more than 900 full-time and 5,700 part-time jobs in the process. Due to the popularity of the series various locations highlighted on screen have become tourist attractions around the province. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - AUGUST 13: A Game of Thrones tourist dressed in costume walks along a beech tree lined road known locally as The Dark Hedges on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. According to recent audited figures from Northern Ireland Screen, the HBO produced fantasy adventure television series Game of Thrones has contributed an estimated £110m to the Northern Ireland economy. Many local companies have profited from providing services during production creating more than 900 full-time and 5,700 part-time jobs in the process. Due to the popularity of the series various locations highlighted on screen have become tourist attractions around the province. The Dark Hedges doubled for the Kings Road in series two and featured major character Arya Stark played by actress Maisie Williams. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A Game of Thrones fan visits a tree lined road known as The Dark Hedges on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones tourists Kevin Recher (L) and Kathrin Trattner (R) from Austria pose for photographs at Audleys Castle on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A close up of a Game of Thrones tour guide's costume and sword in Strangford on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Lead Game of Thrones tour instructor William Kells 'beheads' a tourist as part of the Winterfell experience at Castle Ward on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A Game of Thrones fan takes a 'selfie' beside a plaque at Ballintoy Harbour on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
A display case featuring some of the costume jewellery used in the Game of Thrones television show as made by Steensons jewellers in Glenarm on August 13, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
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The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
The aftermath of the chaos caused by White Walkers in Belfast's Custom House Square, where the fountains have been frozen solid.
Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to the Titanic Studios in Belfast, where they saw the film sets for the TV drama Game of Thrones. Photo: Stefan Rousseau

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