Ballintoy Harbour / Lordsport on the Iron Isles
Starting off our list of Game of Thrones filming locations is Ballintoy Harbour, a tiny but picturesque harbour on the Antrim Coast. The rugged shore of Ballintoy Harbour is a place largely passed over by the 21st century, quaint and quiet. Only a short way from the world-famous Giant’s Causeway, Ballintoy Harbour is also near the idyllic clifftop ruin of Dunluce Castle, which inspired C.S. Lewis, another fantasy writer, to create his regal castle in Narnia in The Chronicles of Narnia.
On screen, Ballintoy Harbour becomes Lordsport of the Iron Isles, where Theon Greyjoy arrives and meets his sister after his long years spent away in Winterfell. The Iron Isles are an archipelago of windy, rugged rocky outcrops off the coast of Westeros, ruled by the Greyjoy family.