Ballintoy Harbour sits at the foot of a narrow, steep road that descends to the sea from the Coastal Causeway in Northern Ireland. For years a sleepy little fishing wharf with a pocket beach, Ballintoy Harbour was lately made famous when it was used as a site during the filming of season two of Game of Thrones. Fans of the HBO series will recognize it as the location where Theon Greyjoy lands back in the Iron Islands after years of servitude to the Stark family. It is also where he first reunites with his sister, and where he boards his war ship, the Sea Bitch. Though filming has ended at Ballintoy Harbour, tourists continue to flock to the site to see the famous Game of Thrones scene.
Author’s note: This was just one of many magical sights seen during my luxury day tour of Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast with Glenara Elite Travel. Making it even more special was Caroline Redmond, my private guide from North Coast Walking Tours, who loves to get people out and about, walking, talking, eating, and loving being on the coast of Northern Ireland.