Guide

Screen tourism opportunities

Introduction

In recent years, Northern Ireland has become a popular filming location for major TV and film productions. The growth of the local film industry, increase in studio space and diverse landscapes make it an ideal base for filming a range of productions. This presents opportunities for the tourism and hospitality industries. 

Successful TV productions filmed in Northern Ireland include The Fall, Line of Duty and Derry Girls. Game of Thrones was primarily filmed in Northern Ireland and has become one of the world’s most popular TV dramas. Feature film productions shot in Northern Ireland include Dracula Untold, Your Highness, Good Vibrations and Philomena.  

Visitors to Northern Ireland enjoy visiting buildings, landmarks and locations they have seen on screen. Tourism businesses can offer themed experiences such as banquets, activities, tours and packages to TV and film fans. 

This guide explains how local businesses can leverage screen tourism opportunities. It highlights major productions in Northern Ireland and outlines how you can create a successful screen tourism experience.