Game of Thrones filming locations you can actually visit
Winter is coming so grab your dragonglass sword and start planning your trip to Westeros.
King’s Landing – Dubrovnik, CroatiaThe limestone streets and city walls helped cement Old Town of Dubrovnik’s reputation as one of the world’s best-preserved medieval cities. Old Town is the location of King’s Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms Visitors to Dubrovnik can recreate Cersei’s walk of shame down the steps near St Ignatius church and wander through Pile Gate which was used as the entrance to King’s Landing’s Old Town.
Wildling Camp – Dimmuborgir, Iceland
Dimmuborgir is a group of unusually-shaped lava fields east of Mývatn and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Iceland. The volcanic caves and rock formations were the set for the Wildling camp north of The Wall in season three. According to Islandic folklore, they are home to a troll named Grýla who eats disobedient children.
Jon and Ygritte’s hot spring cave – Grjótagjá, Iceland
Grjótagjá is a small lava cave near Mývatn lake in northern Iceland famous for the ethereal, otherworldly beauty of its geothermal hot springs. Visitors can swim in the lake where Jon Snow convinces Ygritte that he has left the Night’s Watch. On the show there is a waterfall that has been added through CGI but the rest of Grjótagjá is exactly as it appears in real life.
The Water Gardens Palace, Dorne – Seville, Spain
Alcázar of Seville, a 700-year-old castle in Seville, was used as the set for the Water Gardens Palace in Sunspear. The Palace is the capital of Dorne and the home of House Martell. Visitors can walk the opulent Moorish-style gardens and courtyards where Oberyn’s Sand Snake daughters plot revenge and where Princess Myrcella Baratheon is courted by Trystane Martell.
Winterfell – Doune Castle, Scotland
Doune Castle in central Scotland was used for many of the scenes that take place at Winterfell. Viewers will recognise Doune’s keep as the tower where it’s revealed Jaime and Cersei are lovers and Jaime pushes a young Bran Stark out the window when he catches Jaime and Cersei in the act. Doune was also a main set for Outlander and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Kingsroad – The Dark Hedges, Stranocum, Northern Ireland
The Dark Hedges is one of the most photographed areas in Northern Ireland and the set for Kingroad. Running from Castle Black in the north to King’s Landing, Kingsroad is the longest highway in the Seven Kingdoms. Arya Stark escapes from King’s Landing dressed as a boy and travels Kingsroad with Gendry, Yoren and Hot Pie.