Following the Trails of Game of Thrones

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The HBO hit show Game of Thrones is about to release its 8th and final season. As known to all fans, many scenes of the show are filmed in real-world locations. Here are some of the most famous places you can put on your GOT travel bucket list!

Iceland

Most of the sceneries set The Wall and north of the wall were filmed in Iceland. As a country with frozen landscape and volcanoes at the same time, this is the perfect portrayal of A Song of Ice and Fire.

Aurora on the Kirkjufell

Attractions to Visit:

  • Reynishfjara Beach: one of the most impressive black-sand beach in Iceland, featuring an amazing cliff. This is the beach at Eastwatch by the sea where the night’s watch guarded the wall
  • Kirkjufell: the amazing scenery of Arrowhead Mountain in the show, also the most photographed mountain in Iceland.
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Spain

Toledo, Spain. Alcazar and the ancient city on a hill over the Tagus River, Castilla la Mancha medieval attraction of Espana.
Toledo, Spain. Alcazar and the ancient city on a hill over the Tagus River, Castilla la Mancha medieval attraction of Espana.

Spain itself is definitely attractive enough for all tourists. It is the sunniest place in entire Europe with the best beaches. There is so much to see, to taste, and to enjoy in Spain, not to mention it is one of the main filming locations for Dorne in Game of Thrones. Even though Dorne is out of the picture for season 8 (maybe? who knows!) We still miss this vibrant land in the show.

Attractions to Visit:

  • Seville: the Real Alcazar Palace is the royal palace of Dorne in the show which has grown its fame over the past couple years. The palace has stunning gardens where Trystane Martell and Myrcella Baratheon grew feelings for each other.
  • Caceres: Caceres is a new location introduced in Season 7 of GOT. The Castle of Trujillo was the set of Casterly Rock, the residence of House Lannister, during the attack of the Unsullied.
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The United Kingdom

As the inspiration of the entire series, U.K has to be one of the most prominent shooting spots on the list. Many plots in the North took place in Northern Ireland, including Winterfell (the home of the Starks), Castle Black (the base camp of the Night’s Watch), and some parts of Kings Landing (the capital and political center of the show).

Attractions to visit:

  • Castle Ward: the filming location of Winterfell, residence for the Starks in the show.
  • Dark Hedges: the filming location of Kingsroad, a pathway between Kings Landing and the North. The Dark Hedges is one of the most beautiful tree tunnels in the world.
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Croatia

Croatia has become the new traveler’s favorite place to go ever since the launch of the show. The small country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe has a unique and exotic culture and it was heavily featured in the show.The picturesque view and sunny weather during the summer days also make it a top destination for GOT fans.

Attractions to Visit:

  • Old Town of Dubrovnik: wandering around the street, you will find yourself emerged in the marketplace of Kings Landing. The city was the main filming location for the fictive capital in the show.
  • Mineeta Tower: The tower stands at the highest point of Dubrovnik, where tourists can overlook the orange rooftops of the entire city. This is also the House of the Undying of Oarth, where Daenerys Targaryen saw many visions and prophecy of her future.
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