The Game of Thrones Studio Tour at the Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, near The Boulevard, is set to open later this year, and is expected to draw some 600,000 visitors per year from around the globe.
Work on the £24m attraction’s Park and Ride facility for visitors is due to start later this year and is situated in a car park adjacent to The Boulevard, the multi-million-pound retail scheme, owned by Lotus Property.
Alastair Coulson, managing director at Lotus Property called the the attraction a “gamechanger” for the Irish tourism sector. He said: “Not only will it put Banbridge on a global map – as international fans of the iconic show plan for their first post-pandemic trip – it will also significantly increase the numbers of visitors we have on site on a daily basis; a huge benefit to our tenants who will see a direct kickback.
“We are confident that visitors who are parking up or returning after an exciting trip to Linen Mill Studios – up to 600,000 of them a year – will utilise what’s on offer at The Boulevard as part of their day’s activity.
“We are also excited to welcome new visitors to the scheme, especially those from further afield who will be experiencing Banbridge’s and in fact, quite possibly, the Northern Irish retail offering for the first time.”