Award-winning North Antrim ‘Game of Thrones’ tour attracts rave reviews

Flip Robinson with the imposing Fair Head in the background which doubled as 'Dragonstone' in Game of Thrones.

AS a stand-in for Game of Thrones characters ‘Hodor’ and ‘The Mountain’, gentle giant ‘Flip’ Robinson brings a unique insight into his tours of north Antrim spots associated with the hit TV series. 

Flip runs ‘Giant Tours Ireland’ and he has announced he has been recognised as a Tripadvisor 2020 Travellers’ Choice award winner for his private Game of Thrones®️ tours.

Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveller feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.

Flip said: “I am absolutely over the moon to receive this award in recognition of my work. However, I love my local area and showing off the very best Game of Thrones®️ filming locations to visitors so it doesn’t feel like a ‘proper job’ to me.

“It has been an absolute pleasure to help ensure that the visitors’ on my tours get the very best from their trip,” he added.

Flip previously explained how he was a stand-in for Game ‘Hodor’ and ‘The Mountain’.

In one interview he said: “When Game of Thrones Season 6 was coming up, I had the good fortune of being selected to be a stand in actor on Game of Thrones® for the major characters of ‘Hodor’ and ‘The Mountain’.

“So I combined my love for this place with my knowledge of Game of Thrones to create a very unique Game of Thrones tour.

“We are very lucky that Ballycastle is at the heart of many of the filming locations. I can bring fans to the actual locations and to the spots where the iconic cast and talented crew work to create the masterpiece which has enchanted people around the globe.

“This tour allows visitors to immerse themselves in the stunning places which have made Northern Ireland the ideal filming location.

“Visitors on my private tours also get to hear the copious amounts of behind-the-scenes stories from my own experience with the cast. Hodor was a much loved character and I was involved in the actual scenes that led to his tragic and extremely sad end.”

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