Ballintoy Harbour

(Game of Thrones)

Ballintoy (from Irish Baile an Tuaigh, meaning ‘the northern townland’) is a small village, townland (of 274 acres)[1] and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is alongside the B15 coast road, 28 km (17 mi) north-east of Coleraine, 8 km (5.0 mi) west of Ballycastle and between it and Bushmills. It is in the historic barony of Cary.[1] The village lies about one kilometre from Ballintoy Harbour, a small fishing harbour at the end of a very small, narrow, steep road down Knocksaughey hill which passes by the entrance to Larrybane and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The harbour is host to a dawn service on Easter Sunday each year.

It is this very small and quaint harbour that was used in HBO’s Game of Thrones series. Since the filming of the harbour the village has become a bit of a tourism attraction bring much welcomed attention to the area. It is well worth visiting even if you aren’t a fan of the Game of Thrones series.

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