Calling all real-life Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens.
The fictional barrier that runs along the north border of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros in “Game of Thrones” may be become a permanent fixture on the Northern Irish coastline.
According to the Belfast Telegraph, local council members have requested that HBO leave the set behind once filming of the sixth season wraps.
— Belfast Telegraph (@BelTel) July 30, 2015
"It is a magnificent site and it would be a massive tourist attraction. The number of buses and people who stop to try and get views of it,” East Antrim DUP MP Sammy Wilson told the Telegraph. Wilson was lucky enough to spend a night watching scenes being filmed at the Magheramorne Quarry at midnight. Once filming is over, the council hopes to continue development in the area to attraction more tourism.
"To have the set there as well would be the icing on the cake," the council member added.
In the series, the wall is a barricade of ice manned by the Night Watch. It divides the perpetually frozen North from the Seven Kingdoms in the South—where it is always sunny and warm.
“Game of Thrones” has been a boon to the North Irish economy thanks to growing tourism from obsessed fans. The beech tree-lined road Dark Hedges at Stranocum-- known as King’s Road during the series—has seen an increase in visitors.
Other filming locations around the globe have benefit from a tourism boom. Parts of New Zealand used for filming the "Lord of the Rings" series are popular tourist destinations even today. King's Cross Station receives dozens Harry Potter fans, trying to sneak into Platform 9 3/4. And there are even fans who travel the world recreating scenes from famous movies.