Game of Thrones has been filmed in such far-flung locations as Croatia, Iceland, Spain and Northern Ireland. But only the latter is taking advantage of its Game of Thrones connection with a mashup of the show with The Bayeux Tapestry.
The Bayeux Tapestry—an embroidery made in the 1070s immortalizing the invasion of England by William the Conqueror—is a tremendous, instantly recognizable work that depicts a story of war. And some crazy, clever person at the Northern Ireland tourism board decided this mashup would be a great way to celebrate the many Game of Thrones film locations in the country.
And it works, too. The Game of Thrones tapestry is as impressive as the original, which is a mere 230 feet compared to the show’s 252-foot version. And Northern Ireland will be adding a new panel with each episode, so expect it to grow like Jon Snow's fan base.
The Game of Thrones tapestry, which can be found online as well as in the Ulster Museum in Belfast, displays episode highlights, such as battles and important deaths. More importantly, it’s a showcase for real-world locations in Northern Ireland.
First, check out an image of the real Bayeux Tapestry below, followed by the Game of Thrones version. Then let us know which GoT moment you'd want most on a tapestry of your own.