Articles

Films And TV Shows In And Around Belfast City, Ireland

by Rose Smith Blogger
Northern Ireland, especially Belfast is soon becoming the major filming spot for many TV shows and films. Belfast is no more just the land of rich history and breathtaking sceneries, it also has got many success stories such as Game of Thrones, who have consistently used the Northern Irish landscape as their backdrop. These locations are not to be missed, especially if you are a GOT fan. Take car rental Belfast City Center services as self-driving can be the best part of visiting these places. 

While this fantasy drama might be the most famous entertainment, there are plenty of other films and TV shows that have been filmed right in Northern Ireland. These films and shows have given many must-see locations for the tourists as well as the locals. 

Game of Thrones:

This epic drama had to be at the top of the list. The site featuring in Game of Thrones series two, doubling as the Kingsroad is The Dark Hedges. It is one of the most photographed areas in Northern Ireland and a popular tourist’s attraction. You can book a car hire Belfast City Center to visit this place and enjoy the spectacular view while driving.

In the same series, Downhill Beach also appeared which is part of a seven-mile stretch of sand and offers a host of activities to be performed like water sports and scenic walks.

Castle Ward appeared in Game of Thrones season one as the iconic Winterfell - home of the House Stark. This is an 18th-century mansion house that rests on a rolling hillside overlooking the Lough and surrounded by a beautiful 820-acre walled demesne with gardens and woodland. These fantastic filming locations are easily approachable by car. So, book your car rental Belfast City Center before your arrival at Belfast.

The Lost City of Z, 2016:

The Lost City of Z is based on the real-life expeditions of Colonel Percy Fawcett and tells the tale of a man in search of a lost civilization hidden deep in the Brazilian jungle. Some scenes from the film that were set on the Battle of Somme actually got filmed in the Antrim Hills, just outside Belfast where everything from explosions to life in the trenches was recreated. 

The First World War-era ship HMS Caroline served as a set location for filming as was Myra Castle, Belfast City Hall, the Titanic’s Pump-house and Belfast’s Botanical Gardens.

Dracula Untold:

Starring Luke Evans and Dominic Cooper, dark fantasy action horror film Dracula Untold was filmed at locations throughout Northern Ireland including the Giant’s Causeway, Mount Stewart and Divis and the Black Mountain. This latest version of the Dracula story was filmed exclusively in Belfast, which makes this place a must-visit destination. The city’s most evocative nature of the scenery provided the uncanny alternative to a Gothic 15th century Transylvania. Visit this place by booking car hire Belfast City Center.

The world famous Giant’s Causeway stones double as a fictional mountain in Transylvania while the wide open spaces of Divis and the Black Mountain are depicted in battle scenes in the film. The Italian Garden at Mount Stewart played home to the grounds of Dracula’s castle.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Hellboy II: The Golden Army is the sequel to superhero film Hellboy, which was released in 2004. The entire climax of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army was shot along the stunning North Coast, with the Giant’s Causeway area. Aerial shots of County Antrim’s famous Giant’s Causeway appear near the end of the film. The Giant’s Causeway is about an hour and fifteen minutes drive from Belfast. It is also a home to rare flora and fauna, which is a delightful sight.

All you need to do is book your choice of vehicle from a known car hire Belfast City Center agency. 

Belfast is a busy city with film crews flocking to shoot scenes in and around the city. Along with them come a following of film fans eager to capture sights of their favourite superstars at work. Belfast has become a backdrop for major TV productions and films for its sweeping landscapes and dramatic coastlines.


Sponsor Ads


About Rose Smith Innovator   Blogger

19 connections, 0 recommendations, 59 honor points.
Joined APSense since, February 25th, 2019, From Dublin, Ireland.

Created on Jul 11th 2019 05:33. Viewed 599 times.

Comments

No comment, be the first to comment.
Please sign in before you comment.