So this week, we saw the end of what has been an epic journey, the last ever episode of Game of Thrones and on Monday many of us shed a tear. What will we do now that the 8 year saga has come to a close and the heir of the Iron Throne has been revealed?

Stare at each other longingly like Dany and Jon

Stare at each other longingly like Dany and Jon

Some feel cheated with the ending others feel sadness and loss, so what will we do with ourselves now that GoT is no more?

Here are some suggestions that might help you on your road to recovery:

Take a trip to Belfast

Series 1-7 was filmed in and around 25 locations in Belfast, so why not take yourself off on a Belfast road trip and wash away those tears whilst experiencing the wonders of Westeros. Take in the beauty of the coastal roads, sprawling glens and craggy castles which you grew to love whilst watching the show.

During your trip venture to the Game of Thrones exhibition at the TEC Belfast, here you will enter the Seven Kingdoms, have the chance to explore Castle Black, the home of the Night’s Watch, reach the iconic Iron Throne Room and gaze upon the Westerosi seat of power in all its glory! A sure way to pull through during this difficult time.

Try a Stage Sword Fighting Experience with Fizzbox

Embrace your inner Lannister and fill the void in your life that has been left by grabbing your friends and taking part in a GoT inspired Sword Stage Fighting Experience from Available in central venues in London and Brighton, this entertaining 2 hour workshop will give you the lease of life you have been lacking and is also an ideal activity for a hen, stag or birthday celebration.

During the session you and your group will be split into two- the Starks and Lanisters - giving you and your friends the fun of re-enacting the drama in your very own battle strategy and perhaps rewriting the author’s final ending.

How about reading the epic series A Song of Ice & Fire by George R.R Martin

If you are looking for something slightly less adventurous, why not get stuck into the epic fantasy novels that the series are based on ‘A Song of Ice & Fire’ by George R.R Martin. There are 5 books in the series in total so be sure to keep you busy for a while and hopefully immerse you back into Westeros.

Get tickets to Thrones Con

An event that mustn’t be missed and an ideal time to meet some fellow Thronies is Thrones Con in August at The Print Works in Manchester. Get yourself some tickets and it will put the smile back on your face and something to look forward too.

Thrones Con is an independently run fan convention with a huge choice of things to see and do, from Q&A’s, actors meet and greets to sitting on the throne itself.

Try a new hobby, how about Archery?

Why not distract yourself from the pain by taking up a new hobby, how about archery? Learn how to shoot an arrow like a pro or in your case like Ayra Shark. If you’re not ready to sign yourself up and commit to classes, grab your friends and book a fun day out with an archery activity. offers classes throughout the UK from £20 per person (based on a min of 6 people).

Or Axe throwing maybe?

Another Game of Thrones inspired activity that will ease the tension of the loss of the show is Axe Throwing. Test your nerves and aim whilst recreating some of the epic scenes from the series.

Dinner is coming at the Vaults

What better GoT fix than starring in your very own episode? The Vaults’ new immersive dining experience is a parody of the Game of Thrones and mixes theatre, comedy, fantastic food and an unhealthy dose of murder. Be part of the story, where you will take risks, tell lies and trust no one.

Wait with anticipation for next year’s Throne Fest

A family festival dedicated solely to GoT- amazing! Although here’s the bad news it was on the 19th May…. so, I am afraid you will need to wait with anticipation for the announcement of the next one, although something to distract you from the fact that your fave series has ended- every cloud has a silver lining hey?

Find the next big fantasy Series

If the struggle is too hard, get through it by making it your mission to find the next big series. Do some research, look on Twitter, check out forums and blogs and find your next focus.

Alternatively, is there any classics you might have missed? Find and conquer- it can be done!

Go back to the beginning …

If none of the above work and all else fails and you still need your Game of Thrones fix – drastic measures, but we suggest going back to the beginning. Yes- it might seem sad that you cannot exist without your favourite show but hey you’re a Super fan, you gotta do what you gotta do. With 6 episodes per season and an average episode lasting 68 minutes and 20 seconds, that’s a 5,200 mins or 86.6 hours’ worth of recovery for you, use wisely!!!

Author: Lynsey Littlefield

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