Game Of Thrones: Season 3
Northern Ireland

The abandoned Windmill

The abandoned Windmill

The abandoned Windmill from Game of Thrones, where John was attacked by the wildlings because he did not want to kill an old man, is filmed in Northern Ireland. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.

“He’s a crow. He’ll always be a crow. And here’s his crow wife guarding him. He’ll stab us in the back first chance he gets.”

Orell the Warg


Where did they film the abandoned windmill scene?

Although the broken windmill sail and the wooden shacks are film requisites, the stone windmill base is real. The stone building used to be a real windmill and stands in the former Conlig lead mines in Northern Ireland near Belfast.


The area around the old Conling mine is a natural park today called Whitespots Country Park. You can reach it by car in 20 minutes from Belfast.


In the immediate vicinity of the windmill is a Museum of First World War. You can park there and walk to the mill that is only 1 minute away. If you want to visit the museum as well you will find more information here: Somme Museum - Belfast
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The scene filmed at Whitespots Country Park:

Ygritte is impressed by the Windmill even asks Jon if it were a palace

(Season 3, Episode 7: “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”)

Jon Snow is attacked by wildlings for not killing an old man

(Season 3, Episode 9: “The Rains of Castamere”)

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