Video: Storm strikes ‘Iron Islands’

Not so long ago, Ballintoy Harbour was a sleepy stop-over on the North Antrim coast road - and then Game of Thrones came along!

Now, the picturesque harbour and surrounding sea stacks and islands are among the most visited tourist locations in Northern Ireland.

Facebook and twitter are packed with selfies taken by visitors to Northern Ireland who have been enchanted by the wonderful scenery highlighted so well in ‘Game of Thrones’.

In summer, Ballintoy is almost a chocolate box rendition of seaside prettiness.

But when winter comes - as the Stark motto goes - Ballintoy really does truly have all the qualities needed as a movie location!