Belfast Telegraph

Take a tour of Game of Thrones' best known filming spots in Northern Ireland with this interactive digital map

By Louise Kelly

Want to know more about Game of Thrones without the plot spoilers? This interactive digital map could be for you.

Fans of the popular fantasy series can now immerse themselves in real-world Westeros where some of the shows most dramatic scenes took place.

Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council used Esri Ireland's digital mapping platform to create the impressive interactive map.

The new map - showing the region’s rugged coastlines, historic castles and expansive plateaus - allows fans to visit Dragonstone, the King’s Road and the Iron Islands for themselves.

"In creating this map, our team wanted to encourage fans of the show to come and visit the real-world locations of some of their favourite scenes and discover the beauty of Northern Ireland for themselves," Nial McSorley, digital services manager, Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council, said.

Paul Synnott, director and country manager, Esri Ireland, said that the show has significantly raised the profile of Northern Ireland as a tourist destination.

"Now, with this map, fans of the show from across the world can embark on a road trip that will take them through some of the series’ most impressive locations.

"Attractions such as The Dark Hedges near Stranocum, Ballintoy Harbour, and Downhill Beach have all been mapped out on Esri’s ArcGIS platform, providing a convenient point of reference for visitors to the area."

Those who wish to use the map can do so at http://arcg.is/2vXy59A

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