Yes, I know, I know! I haven’t posted in such a long time. Believe me, I am really sorry and disappointed in myself. I’ve been very busy with my studies, and submitted my first assignment today, so I’m definitely less stressed than I was a few hours ago!

Anyway, I am here tonight to tell you all about my (very quick) visit to Belfast Winterfell, as part of the Game of Thrones tour. Now, there is no official tour, but the one that I picked seemed to have the best reviews.  You can find them here.

Well, I got to Belfast quite late on the Friday night, after an evening flight straight after work. By the time I got to the hotel, and marvelled at the king size bed which I pretty much drooled over, I was shattered and fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. Seriously, I sleep so well, it’s a talent.

I got up bright and early, showered, breakfasted (yes, I just made up a verb), walked, and made it to the coach, which was waiting very close to our hotel (hence why I chose it).

I won’t bore you with the itinerary of the trip, which you can read here.

Instead, let me entertain you… with my excellent photography skills, at least. Well really, they aren’t very good but here are a few pictures of some of the locations that were used as Winterfell.

Our tour guide was named Thorn, he was very knowledgeable and I enjoyed hearing all about life as an extra – which he is. He was a nice man, very helpful and quite patient (there’s always an annoying person on a tour – on mine there were two).

What I took away from this trip, however, was how absolutely, completely, awe-inspiringly beautiful Ireland is. I swear, I loved the nature, and walking around outdoors (even though it was raining – typically), much more than I enjoyed the actual Game of Thrones part of the tour.

I would definitely recommend this tour for Game of Thrones lovers – it definitely re-ignited my love for the television show.

I left Belfast on Sunday morning and was lucky enough to get in the taxi of someone who provides private taxi tours for fans of the TV show and Belfast in general. This nice man took me along the scenic route back to the airport and we even drove past the new set for The Wall – yes guys, I have seen The Wall!!

All in all, I had a great time and am happy to cross it off of my 2017 Bucket List.

On a side note, I will be writing my Lolita review shortly and hopefully will have it up before the end of the week – actually, scratch that, at some point next week probably.

Also, another side note… I am currently taking a break from reading (boo!). I always read on the train, it’s what I use for down time; but I am currently dedicating my train journeys to re-watching Game of Thrones (woo!). Judging by how quickly I’m watching, I won’t be back to reading before long (double woo!!).

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