At the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the world was shown the biggest and best of British music throughout the last century. Pioneering Acts such as Madness, The Who, Queen, Annie Lennox etc merging with more modern and upcoming acts such as Take That, Jessie J, Tine Tempah, Taio Cruz, One Direction and Emeli Sande and the accompaniment of acts such as world class Prima Ballerina Darcey Bussell and over 200 of the Royal Ballets most elite dancers, closed the Games with not just a bang, but a thermonuclear explosion!
One of the most captivating sites along the North Coast is The Dark Hedges. Planted in the 18th Century, these fascinating Beech trees have grown over the years to almost intertwine with each other and are favorites with photographers and painters.It even has it’s own ghostly background, adding a further air of magical mystery to it, this no doubt added to its appeal in regard to the G.O.T producers, and leaving viewers in awe with the closing shots in season two.
Aside from The Dark Hedges, other points along the North Antrim Coast that have been featured in the show are Ballintoy Harbor. This remarkable site is so rich in versatility that it has been doubled up in episodes as numerous different sites.
With sales world wide, the award winning work of George R.R Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire, has begun filming it’s third season. After the fantastic response and success on both sides of the water with the first installment A Game Of Thrones, the HBO creators has commissioned filming to continue in this great and versatile country for the foreseeable future.
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