• Frank Klaus Jordan

game of thrones - Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge


It is Game of Thrones season 6 and we witness a set that indicates already that something long overdue will happen. We see the dark facades of the windswept Ironborn castle towers, held together by a swinging rope bridge in a stormy night. What else is needed to make us understand that somebody will go down now. And yes, it is Balon Greyjoy who meets his end here via bridge fall.


Having this scene in mind we are on our way to visit the original place of the film set. We are heading at Northern Ireland's Atlantic coast, enjoying the evergreen landscape of this country (quite a challenge, since we have to drive on the "wrong" side of these small country roads).


Finally we reach our destination at a well known touristic place, called the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. After a short walk along the amazing coastline we finally stand in front of the place where Euron, the second-eldest of five Greyjoy brothers, tossed Balon Greyjoy down to his death.


Yes, you need to bring some Game of Thrones imagination to this place, because the dark and creepy scenery of the movie is missing. But who cares. While passing this shaking and swinging bridge, you anyways get your fair share of excitement. Reaching the other side of the bridge we soon forget about the "Greyjoys" because the landscape is just overwhelming. It is a place worth visiting, and I can imagine that the film crews must have enjoyed their working environment here very much.