Game of Thrones ‘the Mountain’ star puts Airdrie butchers steaks on the map

The town of Airdrie in Lanarkshire was blessed with the formidable presence of Icelandic strongman and actor Hafþór Júlíus “Thor” Björnsson, aka The Mountain in Game of Thrones.

The 33-year-old, who is 6-foot-9, recently spent some time in town, training in the gym of Billy Nelson, Scotland’s most accomplished and successful boxing trainer.

And during this time, the Hollywood actor has also developed a strong fondness for dishes from local butchers, Ferguson’s of Airdrie, which he confirmed offers “the best steaks in Scotland.”



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He also posted a photo to the butchers with the caption: “Scotland’s best steaks! Guess how many kilos of steak I hold ”.

And he followed that up by posting an Instagram story showing a hearty breakfast with the caption: “Best steak and eggs in Airdrie” while also identifying the butchers in the story.

During his trip, his Instagram feed showed he had visited Stirling Castle and dived in Loch Lomond, while the actor had recently visited the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow to meet the world champion of WBC heavyweight Tyson Fury ahead of an event he was hosting.

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Dino S. Williams