DOUNE CASTLE IN STIRLING RENAMED TO CELEBRATE LEGACY OF GAME OF THRONES

Pubs in Stirlingshire may get a boost from an influx of Game of Thrones fans making pilgrimages to the area.

That’s because Doune Castle in Stirlingshire has been renamed ‘Winterfell’, the name of a castle from the series, to celebrate the Digital Download release of Game of Thrones: The Final Season.

There are four in all with new signs encouraging members of the public to find them. They are:

  • Highgarden – formerly known as Covent Garden, London
  • Castle Black-pool – formerly known as Blackpool
  • Essos – formerly known as Essex
  • Winterfell – formerly known as Doune Castle, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Gillian MacDonald, Head of Business Development and Enterprise at Historic Environment Scotland, said, “We are delighted to be involved with the Game of Thrones takeover. Doune Castle was featured as the location for Winterfell in the pilot episode so it’s fantastic to be chosen as the much-loved Westeros location now that the TV series is coming to an end.

“We hope fans of Game of Thrones across the country will visit Doune Castle and enjoy walking in the footsteps of Jon Snow and the Starks!”

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