Game of Thrones has proven to be one of the most successful shows in the history of American Television. And with the new season, a lot of the GoT mania is coming back. Who can blame us fans, we just love a good action. Today we bring you some of the locations of the great series, so that you know you have a chance to relive your favourite scenes in reality. From Winterfel all the way to King’s Landing, we will try to bring you as much of Westeros as we can.
King’s Landing – Croatia
The locations used for Kings Landing scenes were shot around Dubrovnik, Croatia. Not only the castle, but the city streets where Ned and Jaimie fought and where the walk of shame took place. Except for extra effects, the places the recognizable instantly. So next time you are in Dubrovnik, make sure you take enough pictures with all the memorable sites.
Winterfel – Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland probably has the most extensive Game of Thrones experiences for travellers. The main shooting location is located in Belfast studios and several scenes are shot all around the country. May we add that the country is also beautiful with or without the show. But GoT just gives it this extra edge.
Though it looks much different in the series, Castle Ward in Downpatrick is home to the Northern Stark family where they rule Winterfel from. The Dark Hedges is also an important location as it serves as the King’s Road with a lot of action happening there. The Giant’s Causway, Ballintoy Harbour and Mussenden Temple are also important sets for many locations. You can book a GoT tour if you’re ever in Northern Ireland where they take you on a full day of medieval adventures to get to know where you favourite characters lives (or died).
Dorne – Spain
The exotic Dorne could not be shot anywhere except in Andalusia. Where else would you be able to find such impressive architecture. The Alcazar in Seville was an obvious choice. Alcazar is actually the oldest palace still in use in Europe, and it’s one of the best and most famous touristic attractions in the country. It is as good looking as the Royals of House Martell.
The Wall – Iceland
This was a very reasonable choice. Where else would you be able to get all that ice except in Iceland? The areas beyond the Wall has to be shot in the magnificent white snowy country. Scenes were filmed at the massive Myrdalsjokull and Vatnajökull glaciers, as well as the renowned Lake Myvatn. You would also love to check Grjótagjá natural hot spring where Jon and Ygrette had their moments.
Dothrak – Morocco
The coastal town of Essaouira, with its white houses, blue boats, narrow alleys and bazaars was ideal for capturing the essence of Daenerys Targaryen’s adventures in the city of Astapor. Also, the set of Yunkai in the Slaver’s Bay and Pentos, the biggest of the Free Cities have been shot around this area as well.