Witness the 'House of Greyjoy' like you've never seen it before. 

The famous Dunluce Castle in Antrim, Northern Ireland, represents House of Greyjoy, ruler of the Iron Islands in the hit TV show.

In real life, it is a  now-ruined medieval castle located on the edge of a basalt rock outcropping and is only accessible via a bridge connecting it to the mainland. 

In order to showcase what the great and dramatic abandoned castle, that dates back to 1500,  once looked like in all its glory, Onward and NeoMam Studios collaborated to digitally reconstruct it.

Alongside six other historic castles in mainland Britain, Dunluce Castle was given the virtual treatment. The resulting GIF, below, showcases it in its heyday before it was abandoned by  the 2nd Earl of Antrim as early as 1639.

"We’ve digitally reconstructed [the castles] to show the true splendor enjoyed and defended by yesteryear’s barons, queens, and kings," Onward writes on their website

The team also note that Dunluce Castle "has now become a valuable archaeological site."

"The historic footprint of this short-lived settlement is a haunting destination for visitors to the northern tip of Northern Ireland."

Below is a stunning video of the castle and the coast, captured by drone.

It is estimated that tens of thousands of fans of the popular HBO series visit Dunluce Castle every year while on tours around the show’s many key film locations in Northern Ireland.

An excavation in 2015 uncovered a mysterious stone settlement, dating back to the 15th century, next to Dunluce Castle.

As very few 15th-century buildings, other than the castle, survived in Ulster, it was considered a very "exciting and important discovery".

What's your favorite "Game of Thrones" setting in Northern Ireland? Let us know in the comments below.

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