On Thursday, the 2019 British Open kicks off at Royal Portrush in Northern Eire, and if the expansive greenery of the lands and historic castles seen within the background look acquainted, it’s as a result of that is the precise space the place HBO’s Sport of Thrones filmed. The hit sequence constructed 25 of present’s units on this beautiful countryside, and shall be on show through the 148th British Open event.
For many who’ve by no means had the possibility to take an official tour of the Seven Kingdoms, Royal Portrush is situated in Nation Antrim, the setting of quite a few pivotal scene in Sport of Thrones, and followers of the present will now get see totally different sort of conquerers taking up King’s Highway, like Rory McIllroy, Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay, Justin Rose, Xander Schaufflele, Francesco Molinari and extra, take over the fictionally royal space and combat to be named champion.
Warning: For people who haven’t watched the present, these descriptions will comprise present spoilers! Listed here are the Prime 5 main moments from Sport of Thrones that had been filmed close to the British Open course….
1. The Greyjoy Fort
The house of the Greyjoys in actual life is the 16th century fortress often called The Dunluce Fort, which sits on the sting of Nation Antrim, and is simply accessible by a bridge that connects it to the mainland. In George R.R. Martin’s world, that is the fortress dwelling of Greyjoy household, the capital of the Iron Islands, the place Theon Greyjoy was born!
2. The Iron Islands Seaport
The true dwelling of Theon Greyjoy, the Lord’s port in Isle of Pyke, the place Theon first met his sister, Yara Greyjoy, the courageous command their fleet of ships, and viewers met his terrible father Balon, is definitely known as Ballintoy Harbour. These are the identical waters the place Greyjoy was baptized and introduced, “I’m Greyjoy, Lord Reaper of Pyke, King of Sultan Rock, Son of the Seawind, no man offers me a crown.. I pay the iron worth!”
3. The Dothraki Village in Season 1
When Khaleesi was first offered to her future husband Khal Drago, it was within the grasslands close to the Dothraki Sea in Esteros. However in actual life, these grasslands are in Northern Eire, and simply down the road from the place Tiger Woods and others are teeing off at Royal Portrush.
4. The Seashores of Dorn
In Season 5, when Jamie Lannister travels to retrieve his daughter Myrcella, he and Bronn discover themselves in bother the second they get off their ship in Dorn’s seaside port. Nevertheless, this sandy space is definitely situated within the Northern Island city, Portstewart, which neighbors the Royal Portrush course.
5. Slaver’s Bay
One other main second in Season 5, when after the Battle of Blackwater, Tyrion Lannister and Jorah Mormont are captured in Slaver’s Bay. The world wherein they’re ambushed and brought by slavers, is the very same grassy and rocky terrain for which PGA gamers are teeing off at Royal Portrush.
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