Carnlough Harbour Game Of Thrones

Braavos Game Of Thrones

Stop 2 Game of Thrones Tour From Belfast.

The sleepy harbour of Carnlough, famously known as Braavos in Game of Thrones is nestled on the stunning Antrim coastal road in Northern Ireland.

In Season 6, Episode 7 (The Broken Man), part of the fictional City Braavos from Game of Thrones was filmed at Carnlough harbour. Arya Stark comes to Braavos to find Jaqen H’ghar, and learns how to become a faceless assassin. She very nearly meets her end in Braavos, when the Waif surprises her from the shadows and repeatedly stabs her, she has to escape quickly to fight for her life.

Carnlough Harbour Game of Thrones

The famous scene shows Arya jumping into the harbour to flee the assassination attempt. HBO very cleverly shot this scene as if it was the same filming location, but it has actually been shot in two different countries.

With some clever editing (Hollywood Magic) it's impossible to tell as it all happens within the flow of the scence so smoothly. Can you guess where the location changes?

Carnlough Harbour Game of Thrones

The location changes from Croatia to Northern Ireland when Ayra jumps off the bridge away from the Waif, landing in the cold waters of Carnlough harbour.

She then crawls up the steps onto the streets of Braavos and the filming location reverts back to Croatia.

- Carnlough Harbour Facts -

West of the village are the quarries, the harbour, bridge and railway where built around 1853 by the owners of the quarries. The railroad was built for a network of mineral trams that transported minerals from quarries to the harbour and then transported them to Scotland and England.

Today the sleepy village draws in crowds on the daily coastal tours from Belfast and Dublin as a Game of Thrones filming location. The area also is famous for the local waterfalls and stunning walks and views. The Londonderry Arms Hotel in the town was once owed by Winston Churchills family in the 1930s.

The distance between Carnlough Harbour and Belfast is 34 miles. The daily Game of Thrones tour and Giants Causeway tour visit here and return to Belfast daily.

Carnlough from Irish Carnlach, meaning “place of cairns”

Getting to Carnlough harbour could not be easier. We have a daily Giants Causeway tour and Game of Thrones tour - both departing central Belfast daily.

It has a population of just over 2,084 people, data sourced from 2016 Census.

  • 7 Days per week - 24 hours a day - Public road.