“The end of July” has been the only answer given as to when Game of Thrones Season 5 would begin filming this year. The end of July has arrived, and as of this week, all signs are pointing to filming already being underway in Northern Ireland.
Downtown Radio shared a picture of a familiar pink ‘GOT’ sign spotted at Scrabo Tower near Newtownards in County Down, which garnered a few comments claiming that signs were also up in Toome and Carryduff. A Twitter user also reported spotting signs in the shadow of the tower as early as the 19th.
Scrabo Tower stands 125 feet (38 meters) high and is topped by a number of turrets. In April of this year the tower was deemed unsafe for visitors due to heavy water damage to its electrical supply and lighting, and has remained closed to the public since. This could mean that the tower was or will be used for exterior shots only.
Maisie Williams also dropped a huge hint via Instagram that she was getting ready to start filming on Season 5. The actress shared all of her jewellery and festival bands she had accumulated over her summer holidays, accompanied by the caption, “Removing jewellery and cutting off festival bands can only mean one thing.. #GoT5.”
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