GAME OF THRONES LOCATION TOUR INCLUDING WESTEROSE AND GIANT’s CAUSEWAY My daughter who is a diehard fan of Game of Thrones had booked the tour through Viator for my son and me. It was a cold, rainy morning but we were at the Pick-up Point, 9 Donegal Square, North side a little before 08:30. Thank God there was a bus stop where we sought cover from the rains. By 09:00 sharp, Mark, our driver for the day, had set off with a bus full of GOT enthusiasts(including an infant), but not before Moire, our lovely guide had welcomed us aboard with the promise to make the most of the ‘wonderful’ weather. In her cheerful voice, Moire continued her live commentary of every significant place, building, spot as we passed by them. For someone who has not seen a single episode of Game of Thrones, the tour could have been totally boring but not so at all; because Moire’s narration was about the history and geography of the place over and above the fact that the spot had been used by HBO as a location for GOT. Our first stop was at the Carrickfergus Castle. It was almost pouring but that didn’t stop us from getting off the bus for some lovely pictures. We next stopped at Carnlough where we were given the chance to grab a coffee and also to use the toilet. It was really good to have Moire accompanying us to the caves at Ballymena and elaborating about it. On board the bus, she gave us the option to choose from a set menu for lunch at a hotel in Ballycastle and placed prior order over phone, so that we did not loose time. The food was delicious. After lunch, she stopped near the Ballintoy Church and walked to the coast. And then we headed to the Giant’s Causeway. We were given a good forty five minutes to do as we pleased and the entire group walked all the way to the rocks to take the prized pictures. It was such a feeling of liberation for me. A short stop to capture the Dunluce Castle for a few pictures and we moved on to the last leg of the tour the Dark Hedges. Moire had carried the costumes, cloaks, masks, headgear, swords, shields and we all took turns to wear them and click pictures. True to her words, Moire actually ensured that despite the nearly freezing temperature, strong winds nearly blowing us away and rains pouring on us, we truly had a good time.