HBO’s most successful TV series is about to come to an end. In honour of the last season of the show one of our German interns Olli put together some of the most famous Game of Thrones filming locations! Here’s where to find the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros in Europe.
1. King’s Landing – Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik was the main filming location for King’s Landing, the capital of Westeros. It’s beautiful medieval city walls and prime coastal location have seen it win UNESCO World Heritage Site status but and become a fan-favourite location for anyone hoping to catch a glimpse of the Iron Throne.
2. Water Gardens of Dorne – Seville, Spain
Dorne is the southernmost part of the continent of Westeros and home to House Martell. In real life you can visit the stunning royal palace and water gardens in the Alcázar of Seville, located in the southern region of Andalusia in Spain.
3. The King’s Road in the Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
The trees that line to road here were planted by the Stewart family to guide guests to their Georgian mansion way back in the 18th century. It is still in beautiful shape and was used for the set of the King’s Road in Season 2.
4. Horn Hill near Barcelona, Spain
Hidden in the forests of Canet de Mar just outside of Barcelona sits the Santa Florentina Castle, the building used for Horn Hill, home to our favourite steward in the Nights Watch- Samwell Tarly! Its breath-taking medieval design from the 11th century and the surrounding forests were first seen in season 6 of the TV series.
5. Braavos in Šibenik, Croatia
Šibenik first appeared in season 5 as the city of Braavos, located on the continent of Essos. The city’s main attraction is the St James Cathedral, a World Heritage Site that doubles as the Iron Bank- the most powerful financial institution in the world of Game of Thrones.
6. Tower of Joy in Guadalajara, Spain
Located in the municipality of Campillo de Dueñas in Spain you can find the Castle of Zafra, one of the most important places in the history of Westeros. The Tower of Joy was first seen by Bran in a flashback of Lyanna Stark’s death and the birth of our all-time favourite curly-haired character. 😉
7. Doune Castle in Stirling, Scotland
Not even an hour drive north of Glasgow lies the Doune Castle that doubles as Winterfell- the capital on the North. The medieval stronghold near Stirling was originally built in the thirteenth century and has featured in TV and movies before (Including Monty Python and the Holy Grail!). It was also used for the very first appearance of Winterfell in the pilot episode for Game of Thrones way back in 2011.
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