HBO’s Game of Thrones is praised for its lavish world-building, and the outwardly shocking way generation creators (and, you know, wig specialists) have brought George R.R. Martin’s rich, confounded world to life. Session of Thrones is, all things considered, an investigation in amazing scenes: sub zero Badlands and backwoods past the Wall, the plentifully treed Kingsroad, turquoise waters over the Narrow Sea, and the sunny, medieval King’s Landing, to give some examples… this is a Game of Thrones Travel Guide.

While a considerable lot of GOT’s repeating sets (like the Iron Throne) are shot at Paint Hall Studios in Belfast, the show shoots to a great extent on-area, basically in Northern Ireland and Iceland for scenes in the North, and Croatia and Spain for the South. Cast individuals who have scenes past the Wall have been known to film in solidifying temperatures, regularly on lands covered in feet of snow.

With such an amazing program of medieval urban communities and dazzling islands on their shoot show, it should not shock anyone that a GOT area visit around Europe would make for a perfect getaway. For all you travel addicts out there, we’ve accumulated a definitive Game of Thrones fly out the manual for help rouse your next outing. (This may appear glaringly evident, yet there are light spoilers ahead.)

Daenerys & Khal Drogo’s Wedding

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Daenerys and Khal Drogo’s wedding scenes were filmed at the stunning Azure Window in Malta.

The Azure Window (pictured) is a 30-metre-high rock formation surrounded by an unusual, alien-like honeycomb of stone punctured with small pools of turquoise water. If you’re adventurous you can scramble to the top or pick your way around its base to a lagoon that’s popular with divers. Pack shades and water-resistant footwear though: the rock reflects the light and is jagged in places….Game of Thrones Travel Guide

The Iron Islands

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The small fishing harbor can be found at the end of a small narrow steep road down Knocksaughey Hill, which passes by the entrance to Larrybane and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. The village itself, which is just one kilometer from the harbor, has a charming array of small shops, two churches, including the quaint white Ballintoy Parish Church on the hill above the harbor, as well as tourist accommodation, restaurants, commercial and social facilities.

The Scaffold of King’s Landing

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Fort Manoel in Malta was used as the location where Ned Stark met his end on King Joffrey’s orders.

King’s Landing Dubrovnik. Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Dubrovnik was the main filming location in Croatia for King’s Landing, a fictional city in Game of Thrones, the famous television series based on the series of fantasy novels “A Song of Ice and Fire” and distributed by HBO….Game of Thrones Travel Guide

Beyond the Wall

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The scenes beyond the Wall have been filmed at various locations around Iceland, most notably the Myrdalsjokull glacier, the Hverfjall volcano, and the Vatnajökull glacier.



While the pilot episode was shot at Doune Castle in Scotland, shots of Winterfell were filmed at Castle Ward in Northern Ireland for the remainder of the series.

King’s Landing

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When not filming in a studio, Dubrovnik and Split, both in Croatia, stand in for the city of King’s Landing.

The Forests of Winterfell – Game of Thrones Travel Guide

Remember when the Stark boys found a litter of dire wolf puppies in the forests of Winterfell? Filming of the scene took place in Tollymore Forest Park, in Northern Ireland.

The Kingsroad

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Northern Ireland is home to some of the world’s most picturesque natural beauty, so it makes sense that the Dark Hedges were used to film the grandest road in the land, otherwise known as the Kingsroad.

Dragonstone Beach

The shore where the Burning of the Seven took place was filmed at Downhill Strand, a beach in Northern Ireland.

Jon & Ygritte’s Cave

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Jon Snow and his Wildling love interest Ygritte get intimate inside a lava cave Grjótagjá, Iceland.


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Lokrum, an island in the Adriatic Sea, was used for filming scenes in the ‘Greatest City that Ever Was or Will Be,’ otherwise known as Qarth. The Benedictine Monastery on the island stood in as Xaro Xhaon Daxos’ mansion, which can be seen in season two’s fifth episode.

The House of the Undying

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When Daenerys dragons are stolen staying in the city of Qarth, she’s led to the House of the Undying, which was filmed inside the walls of Minceta Tower in Croatia.


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Season three introduces the Slaver’s Bay city of Astapor, where Daenerys meets the army of the Unsullied. Principal photography was shot in the Moroccan port city of Essaouira.

Yunkai (and Pentos)

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Scenes taking place in Yunkai (one of the cities making up Slaver’s Bay) and Pentos were filmed at the fortified city of Aït-Ben-Haddou in Morocco.


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Everyone’s favorite Faceless Man-in-training, Arya Stark, arrives in the Free City of Braavos in the fifth season. Filming actually took place in Sibenik, a gorgeous and historical city in Croatia.


The Water Palaces of Dorne

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The fan favorite House of Martell calls the Water Palaces of Dorne home, which was actually filmed at the Alcázar de Sevilla in Spain.


The Great Pit of Daznak

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Daznak’s Pit, the largest fighting pit in the Slaver’s Bay city of Meereen, was seen in the ninth episode of season five when Sir Jorah enters the combat to fight for the Queen’s honor. In real life, the Osuna Bull Ring in Sevilla, Spain, stood in as the Great Pit.


The Long Bridge of Volantis

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The Long Bridge in the Free City of Volantis—which is depicted in the series’ fifth season—used the Roman Bridge in Cordoba, Spain for principal photography.

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