New Game of Thrones film set revealed

The new Game of Thrones film location on the shores of Larne Lough. INLT 43-002-PSB

The new Game of Thrones film location on the shores of Larne Lough. INLT 43-002-PSB

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A new Game of Thrones film set is being constructed near Magheramorne Quarry on the shores of Larne Lough, the Times can reveal.

Filming is currently under way for season six of the epic fantasy drama, which has been shooting in Magheramorne since its inception.

The Game of Thrones film set at Magheramorne Quarry, which doubles as The Wall in the TV series. INLT 43-001-PSB

The Game of Thrones film set at Magheramorne Quarry, which doubles as The Wall in the TV series. INLT 43-001-PSB

While the original set inside Magheramorne Quarry is known to have doubled as The Wall and the Wildling village of Hardhome, it is unclear which part of the fantasy realm of Westeros the new set will portray.

The new set is currently a hive of activity, with large white tents and vans travelling back and forth to prepare the location among the old quarry buildings for filming .

Due to the geography of the region, the preparations can be viewed from the other side of the lough in Islandmagee, from where they were captured by a Larne Times snapper.

Meanwhile, the original set at Magheramorne was also being spruced up in preparation for filming, with workers in cherry pickers painting the quarryside white to emulate the icy backdrop of The Wall.

The local area has become a popular filming location for Game of Thrones, with Sallagh Brae and Carnlough Harbour also appearing in the hit TV series.

In August, fan favourite Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, was pictured in Carnlough Harbour.

Later that month, privately-owned land just off Sallagh Road was used to shoot scenes featuring 400 extras for the forthcoming sixth season of the epic fantasy TV show.

There was speculation that the site was being used as the Dothraki grasslands, where Queen Daenarys Targaryen was last sighted before being surrounded by Dothraki warriors.

In September, a further picture emerged showing a tall, round wooden structure with a pointed roof and small entrance hall.

At that time, fan site Westeros.org speculated that the set could be used as a small sept, a place of worship for the seven gods of Westeros.

There have also been calls for the vacant Larne courthouse to be turned into a Game of Thrones museum and for the set at The Wall to remain after filming wraps, enabling Larne to become the go-to place for Game of Thrones destination tourism in the Province.

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