A tower in Strangford, Northern Ireland, one of Game of Thrones’ filming locations. Photo: Alamy

Strangford, Northern Ireland: where Game of Thrones’ House of Stark rules, Winterfell stands and direwolves roam

  • The picturesque coastal village has found fame as a filming location for the popular HBO fantasy show
  • Tour groups follow the same predictable path, missing out on some of the loveliest aspects of the area
Topic |   Ireland

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A tower in Strangford, Northern Ireland, one of Game of Thrones’ filming locations. Photo: Alamy
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‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, whose honorary title in the television series, ‘Khaleesi’, has become a popular name for girls in the US and France. Photo: Helen Sloane/HBO

Game of Thrones: the end is coming for record-breaking HBO fantasy phenomenon

  • As eighth and final season of hit HBO fantasy series starts on Sunday, we look back at its award-winning run, which has gained huge audiences in 186 nations worldwide
Topic |   Fame and celebrity

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‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, whose honorary title in the television series, ‘Khaleesi’, has become a popular name for girls in the US and France. Photo: Helen Sloane/HBO
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