I like to think of myself as an avid Game of Thrones fan, and I have always wanted the chance to visit some of their incredible filming locations which can be found throughout the world.
Game of Thrones is renowned for its gory scenes and bloodbaths, but the real-life setting of this addicting show is a lot more peaceful than you might expect. If you know where to go, you can visit the Red Keep, House of the Undying and setting of the Purple Wedding as well as loads of other spectacular locations.
Old Town, Dubrovnik, Croatia – King’s Landing
Dubrovnik has been the main filming location for King’s Landing and as you can see from the picture above it is truly breathtaking. There are several places in the Old City where filming took place. This includes the Pile and Ploče gate, the St. Dominika street, along the city walls, the Bokar fortress and the Minčeta tower.
Šibenik, Croatia – Braavos
Known as ‘The Kings City’, Šibenik set the scene for Braavos. Old Town Šibenik made its Game of Thrones debut in season five when Arya arrives in Braavos seeking the House of Black and White. Its walls and ancient architecture are protected by four fortresses. You may even spot the temple of the God of Many Faces.
The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
This spectacular and mystical tree-lined road and famous Northern Ireland landmark was planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century and was used as a filming location for the Kings Road in Season 2 Episode 1, when Arya Stark, dressed as a boy, escapes King’s Landing in the back of a cart.
Iceland – Beyond The Wall
Iceland has been used heavily during the filming of Game of Thrones and especially for when the stars are ‘north of the wall’. Höfðabrekka is located near Vík and is the southernmost city of Iceland. It sits at the foot of the glacier Mýrdalsjökull which lies on the volcano of Katla. In Game of Thrones, the area was used to film sweeping panoramas in season two, as Jon Snow endeavours into the treacherous Frostfangs beyond the Wall.
Croatia – The Fortress of Klis
Croatia’s Klis Fortress has held a desired position among Central Dalmatia‘s rocky landscape for two thousand years. Having been one of the filming locations for Season 4 of Game of Thrones, as well as host to dramatic events over the millennia, the Klis Fortress appeals to Game of Thrones fans and history enthusiasts looking for things to do in Split.
These are only a handful of stunning filming locations which have been used in Game of Thrones. Have you visited any? Let me know in the comments below!