Officials Want 'Game of Thrones' Wall For Tourism, Wildlings Not Welcome
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If everything falls nicely into place, you may one day be able to take a trip to be a watcher on the wall, which wouldn’t mandate fighting off wildlings, White Walkers or conniving members of The Night’s Watch.
We don’t think.
The Belfast Telegraph reports a giant wall in Northern Ireland may become a tourist attraction in the near future—at least a more permanent one.
For those people who haven’t seen “Game of Thrones,” a hit HBO show where no character is safe, The Wall is a Westerosian installation that spans 300 fictional miles.
It’s put in place to keep all the baddies out of Westeros, namely White Walker undead and those wildlings who can be a tad grumpy during the winter.
According to the report, showrunners have used “a disused cement works in Co Antrim overlooking the Irish Sea” to play the part of the massive structure.
And now there is some discussion about making that a permanent draw for tourists looking to appreciate a major part of the beloved show.
Here is a glimpse of the wall from “Game of Thrones.”
The report states that local councilors, like East Antrim DUP MP Sammy Wilson, are eager to utilize the location once filming has concluded.
Wilson tells the Belfast Telegraph: “It is a magnificent site and it would be a massive tourist attraction. The number of buses and people who stop to try and get views of it.”
The following tweet shows off Magheramorne Quarry, where the show is filmed:
Obviously, there would be high demand for such an attraction for tourists. Northern Ireland has already welcomed GoT enthusiasts with various tours.
We previously noted Tourism Ireland’s creative ploy of leaving various signs around the area to mark where famous scenes took place.
If local officials get their way, tourists can make like Tyrion Lannister and visit the wall for a brief moment.
Fortunately, there is no discussion about taking a lifetime oath during any future tours.
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