Pick up at Dublin airport and head north to Westeros • Enjoy a lunch in the town of Downpatrick (where St Patrick is buried) and then go to the first Game of Thrones filming location: Winterfell • Fully immerse yourself in the theme by enjoying the archery experience on the original set • Late in the afternoon we go on a short 'pub crawl' to both the Cuan and The Fiddler's Green, getting a ferry across Strangford Lough to visit both pubs • The pub crawl marks the beginning of our Game of Thrones 'door passport' collection where we will pick up stamps for doors number one and two • We then head to Newcastle to collect a further stamp at the Percy French pub (number 3) before checking into our hotel, the Enniskeen House Hotel, which is located at the foot of the Mourne mountains • Tonight, we will dine together in our hotel’s restaurant and discuss the wonderful week’s adventure ahead
Night 1: Enniskeen Country House Hotel
Enniskeen Country House Hotel is a family-run, mountainside hideaway resting in the lush Shimna Valley just outside Newcastle, Co. Down. Here you can explore the hotel’s stunning 12-acre estate and winding woodland trail down to the Shimna River, enjoy the striking views over Northern Ireland’s highest mountain Slieve Donard and the Irish Sea, or spot wildlife roaming the gardens. Accommodation comprises of 12 traditionally furnished rooms, many with striking mountain and sea views; views that were an inspiration to C.S. Lewis when he wrote the 'Chronicles of Narnia'. Drift off to sleep knowing the only sound likely to awaken you is that of morning birdsong.