The village of Ballintoy was featured as the fictional town of Lordsport in the second season of the Game of Thrones television series. The area around Ballintoy offers exceptional walking, with stunning scenery steeped in history and folklore. Ballintoy Harbour is known for its annual dawn service on Easter Sunday, which has become a tradition recognized by people of all ages and denominations.
Ballintoy Harbour is still a working harbor for local fishermen, who are well regarded for their skills as boatsmen due to the dangerous waters. Due to its location and natural defenses, Ballintoy Harbour is one of the best locations to see the fury of Atlantic storms up close. Watching the basalt islets that abound in the area allow you to see the areas of the most dangerous swells and tidal currents.
Ballintoy Harbour sits between the Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in County Antrim. It is about 60 miles northwest of Belfast, between the towns of Bushmills and Ballycastle. The annual dawn Easter Sunday church service takes place at 6:30 a.m. each year at the harbor.