Northern Ireland Screen has launched an interactive Game of Thrones filming locations app.

The idea behind the visually-dramatic app is that it will guide fans from around the world through the stunning local locations used in the epic HBO drama.

Game of Thrones' spectacular sets and filming venues will be on show within this new application, which could lead to a boost in tourism for the areas

Game of Thrones’ spectacular sets and filming venues will be on show within this new application, which could lead to a boost in tourism for the areas

Featuring 21 stunning locations from across the region, the app has been developed for Android and iOS and is available to download free from the Google Play Store now and from the App Store soon.

Stunning locations featured on the app include Tollymore Forest Park

Stunning locations featured on the app include Tollymore Forest Park

Sure to please Game of Thrones enthusiasts the world over, the app promises to bridge the gap between fantasy and reality.

The interactive map allows users to flip between the mythical worlds of Westeros and Essos and Northern Ireland locations such as Inch Abbey, Ballintoy Harbour, Tollymore Forest and Portstewart Strand.

Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy, during filming at Ballintoy

Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy, during filming at Ballintoy

A staggering 22 scenes from Seasons 1-5 from the show are featured on the app, with detailed information on each scene and where it was filmed, as well as official stills from the show. Fans can also experience the beauty of Northern Ireland from their own home as each location features a 360 degree panoramic photograph.

The Game of Thrones locations app was developed by Northern Ireland studio, The Design Zoo, with funding from Northern Ireland Screen supported by Invest NI and with HBO assets used under licence.

Ballintoy Harbour

Ballintoy Harbour

The launch of the app marks the end of the first stage of development with plans for further development already in place, including even more locations and scenes from past and future seasons, and with funding support from Tourism Northern Ireland.

Maisie Williams was spotted filming for the upcoming season in Carnlough, Northern Ireland

Richard Williams, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Screen, said “Game of Thrones has now become a huge part of Northern Ireland culture and we know the appetite for information about the show is vast around the world. We hope that the app will allow visitors and fans of Game of Thrones to see the massive part the Northern Ireland landscape plays in the series.”

Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season is available on DVD and Blu-Ray from Monday 14 March.

Game of Thrones Season 6 will air on HBO in the US from 9pm (EST) on Sunday 24 April, Sky Atlantic in UK & Ireland will premiere the first episode at the same time, 2am (GMT) on 25 April and in its usual 9pm Monday night slot.

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