GoT's Bran on real-life Westeros tour just like Potter

Laurence Mozafari
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From Digital Spy

Game of Thrones is nearing its end game. We know the launch date of season 7 and how many episodes we'll have in the final season, and there's chat everywhere about deaths and squeezing in some cameos while they still can.

However, once the characters are finally crowned/dethroned/murdered by the oncoming White Walker hoards, there might actually be some good news for fans in the shape of a real-life Westeros (and maybe Essos and Sothoryos) that you can explore.

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The tantalising prospect - which could combine the amazing props, costumes and lore of the show with a tour or theme park experience akin to Harry Potter's Studio Tour or the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios - was pitched by Game of Thrones actor Isaac Hempstead Wright who plays Bran Stark.

While chatting to Vulture at SXSW, the 17-year-old actor joked about how the cast were going to commemorate finishing the show with ideas spanning everything from group tattoos to a genuine Game of Thrones band.

Isaac also joked that the cast could try out the Belfast Game of Thrones tour, although he admitted that it's currently a bit poor, as they can't actually show you any sets.

"And I think it would be a laugh if we all went on the Game of Thrones tour, the kind they do in Belfast of all of our shooting locations," he said.

"Go on the bus, like the tourists do. I don't think they're great tours [laughs] because they struggle to show you anything we've used off set."

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However, that's when the Three-Eyed Raven himself had a marvellous idea, and we can but hope he was seeing the future when he said it.

"I hope when it's all done, they will let people on the sets to look around, because it will no longer be a secret, and the sets are just truly works of art.

"There is a lot of stuff that needs to be preserved. The amount of collective hours, all the time and detail for these massive set pieces, should be some sort of museum exhibit."

He was then asked if he meant something similar to Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley at Universal Studio's Wizarding World of Harry Potter - and he did!

"Yeah, exactly! Or something like the behind-the-scenes tour. Because they have the exhibition where they take all the costumes around. But they need a big, proper base for all of this stuff. That would be good. I need to talk to the marketing department about this. [Laughs.]

"But if we could have tattoos, karaoke night, and a museum, that would get us started."

We'll be sure to nudge Isaac on his chat with marketing next time we see him. But considering Game of Thrones is the most popular show in the world and the amazing success of Harry Potter's theme park and studio tour, we can imagine HBO and George RR Martin will want to keep the story (and cash) flowing.

They should take note of Friends, which has seen astounding success with its annual Friendsfest despite the show ending almost 14 years ago,

Meanwhile, GoT could be getting a spin-off once the main show is wrapped up, although the current show's creators have confirmed they wouldn't want to be part of it.

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