Yes….really….the BAFTA award winning Game of Thrones TV show (dubbed to get bigger than Lord of the Rings) was actually filmed here ‘on location’ in our courtyard at Castle Ward Estate.
As you drive down through the estate you soon realise why the HBO film location scouts chose here; the authentic medieval buildings, the beautiful surrounding landscapes and far-reaching views; it was the perfect place to create ‘Winterfell’ – home of the Stark family.
In the show there was an archery range in the ‘Winterfell’ courtyard where young Bran Stark was being trained by his big brother Jon Snow to try and be a better archer than his sister Arya! All this took place under the watchful eye of his father Ned Stark.
An exact replica of the ‘Winterfell Archery Range’ has been masterfully recreated in our courtyard in the very same spot that the filming took place, transporting you into the world of Westeros. Dress up in character costume and step into the movie set – don’t forget your camera!

The Bran Package

  • Entry pass into ‘Winterfell Archery Range’ movie set
  • Dress up in Stark Family Costumes
  • Receive Instruction from ‘Jon Snow’ character costumed archery instructors
  • Shoot medieval arrows using ancient ‘long bows’ (1 target between 2 people)
  • Hear all the gossip from our instructors about what went on ‘behind the scenes’ on the actual filming days
  • Ample photo opportunities so you can share with your friends on facebook etc.
  • Minimum age – 8 years
  • Lasts approx. 45 minutes
Available on fixed dates/times only – please see our ‘whats on’ webpage for dates
£25 per person


The Ned Package


Same as ‘Bran Package’ plus:
  • Exclusive entry pass into ‘Winterfell Archery Range’ for up to 4 people (you will be only people in movie set area during your booked timeslot – private session)
  • Shoot more archery arrows (1 target per person)
  • Ample photo opportunities so you can share with your friends on facebook etc.
  • Minimum age – 4 years
  • Lasts approx. 45 minutes
Dates flexible – Let us know date and time that suits you
£85 total (for up to 4 people)