Ballintoy Harbour
Ballintoy Harbour
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Alice M
    London, United Kingdom139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An enjoyable lunch break
    We had a brief walk here and admired the scenery..Game of Thrones connections too. We enjoyed a hot drink and a sausage roll at the cafe here. Two girls played Irish music outside. Highly recommended.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Garfield M
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, coffee shop a hidden gem
    Lovely little harbour, steeped in history. The coffee shop is a hidden gem and has been in the same family for almost 50 years. All food baked/cooked fresh on the premises. Well worth visiting.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Danks Knows
    Shoalhaven, Australia2,070 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque harbour
    A very lovely and picturesque little harbour in County Antrim in Northern Island. The road down to the harbour is very narrow and windy. There is limited free parking and toilet facilities at the harbour. There is a cafe and an ice cream shop. Lovely little spot that was in Game of Thrones as the Iron Isle.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 25, 2023
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Ana L
Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This nice little harbour is always crowded because of Game of Thrones. Difficult to park the car and so much traffic going up/downhill... I would suggest you to leave in the village and take the road down (around 30 min). The harbour is nice but always crowded: try to visit it early or late in the evening, when tours are gone.
Written August 17, 2020
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Gary B
Vancouver, Canada485 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We visited this harbour while on a 3 day tour of Northern Ireland with Rabbies in pre-COVID May 2019. Sorry for the delayed review.

Ballintoy Harbour was the Game of Thrones site for Lordsport, the port of Pyke. The rocky shallow bay outside the harbour is where the Iron Islanders lay Lord Greyjoy to rest by sinking his body into the bay.

Our visit was very short, the guide explained the GoT reference and then left us to wander around the harbour, breakwater and bay. However, it is quite lovely on a clear sunny day and if you are interested in GoT you will recognize the location.
Written September 2, 2021
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MeabhtheRave
Belfast, UK30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Came for a wee visit as I'd heard the harbour was lovely. I'd also heard it was used in Game of Thrones, but actually forgot about that when we got there. It was a dull day but the waves were spectacular, crashing over the rocks. Theres a small cave to explore and a little cafe and toilet facilities. We didnt stay long as the weather was turning but glad we went for a look. I'm sure in summer its gorgeous. The road down is steep and windy, with a lot of tourists walking on it, so be careful driving.
Written January 11, 2020
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shane😁😁
Northamptonshire, UK13,076 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
This was the highlight of our short stay in Northern Ireland.
Firstly please exercise extreme caution on the way down /up as it is very narrow.....unfortunately a " game of thrones" tour bus hit our car as we ascended!
The pictures I have taken say it all really....ample parking and toilets too and a little food shop which opens at 11 am.
The beach is very pretty and dog friendly....they were everywhere.
Much of the Game of thrones was shot here and there are information boards up explaining a little about this.
A beautiful spot worthy of a full day out.
Visited 4th August 2021.
Written August 4, 2021
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Julie B
Lincolnshire, UK19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
What a beautiful place, so picturesque. If you are a fan of Game of a Thrones you will recognise it as one of the filming locations. A beautiful grey seal was playing ing the harbour and the sea was fabulous. Great location for photography.
Written October 16, 2020
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Wobblybaker
73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Visited this small harbour whilst staying in Ballintoy. Filming location for Game of Thrones and although small it was a lovely harbour. There is a very nice looking cafe which I didn't use but seemed busy when we were there. It can get very busy and parking can become a problem and the road down is narrow and steep.
Written July 27, 2022
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
The wind was blowing at 45 knots on the day we visited, which whipped up the sea to provide an interesting vista along the shoreline. The waves came crashing down over the rocks and you had to dodge the spray. Even the water in the sheltered harbour was ebbing in and out quickly.

This really is a beautiful place to visit and spent time looking out to sea.
Written June 18, 2022
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CarolineWR
U.K.275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Fun, narrow windy road down - watched the camper vans & minibuses causing jams! Harbour so pretty and with info boards about GoT filming (if you're into that!) + loads of fans hanging about excitedly pointing out "scenes". Not far to explore, but nice rocks to clamber over and a huge old lime kiln. Great café with outside & inside seating doing lunches, coffees & cakes. Stay & enjoy an hour or so.
Written June 24, 2022
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Lorna D
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Lovely walk by caves we sat along the grass on a beautiful hot sunny day just loving the water and the scenery. Harbour was busy but it was lovely to see people out and about making the most of the beautiful weather . Tip best go later in the day as the car park is small you wont get parked .
Written August 12, 2021
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Isaac B
Ballynahinch, UK424 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
This has always been a popular spot, but add in the fact that it was used during filming of Game of Thrones, and it’s mega. There’s car parking at the harbour, but it’s limited, basic facilities & a small tea room. The road down to the harbour isn’t the widest & it winds through numerous hairpins on the way down, but it’s all worth it.
Lots of rocky areas to scramble over, small hidden beaches, lots to explore.
Spectacular views and a photographer’s dream.
Our favourite place along the north coast.
Written October 19, 2022
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