Game of Thrones ice wall may become a tourist attraction

The colossal Game of Thrones ice wall could become a permanent fixture in Northern Ireland.

The 300-mile ice-covered barrier that defends the realm from Wildlings, White Walkers and giants in the popular fantasy series is actually a disused cement works in County Antrim overlooking the Irish Sea.

Now local councillors want HBO, who make Game of Thrones, to leave the set behind once filming for season six ends.

East Antrim DUP MP Sammy Wilson said: “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.”

He said wider development for recreation is planned once the production crews have left. “To have the set there as well would be the icing on the cake,” he added.

Much of the big budget production, based on George RR Martin’s series of books, is being shot in Northern Ireland.

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