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Game of Thrones Filming Locations

Game of Thrones Filming Locations

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The most spectacular thing about the Game of Thrones is that much of what you see on screen was actually filmed on location all over the world. Of course, there were soundstages and digitalization used for certain scenes but for everything else, there are places to be seen where the Game of Thrones was actually filmed. We want to take a peek inside some of these places. At Tour the Game of Thrones, we want you to come to Croatia and see where many of the famous scenes were filmed but if you are as die-hard of a fan as we are, we want you to make a great holiday out of touring Europe to see where your favorite show was filmed.

Many of the scenes were shot in Croatia and while we are a bit biased, there are still many other lovely places to visit and we want to share them with you.

Northern Ireland

Season One was almost entirely shot on location in Northern Ireland from King’s Road to Castle Black and North of the Wall. Parts of Season two and five were also filmed here. Magheramorne welcomed a newly constructed fishing village north of the Wall—where the Wildlings live, zombie-like White Walkers roam, and all rules and loyalties are forgotten.

Iceland

East of Reykjavik, you’ll find Vatnajökull, Europe’s largest glacier. You can see it on screen in the sweeping scenes of life (and White Walkers) Beyond the Wall. Near northeastern Iceland’s Lake Mývatn, Grjótagjá is a small volcanic cave where water in the spring can top 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also home to Ygritte (RIP) and Jon Snow’s subterranean love scene.

Morocco

You’ll find Yunkai, one of the Slaver’s Bay city-states that Daenerys unchains with the help of the Unsullied in season three, in the real life Ait Ben Haddou. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 17th-century city sits between Marrakech and the Sahara and was a stopping point for many a caravan heading in or out of the desert.

Spain

About an hour east of Seville is the small historic town of Osuna (population: about 18,000), which opened up its bullring to host a gladiator-style scene where Daenerys settles a score with Meereen slave masters. It was said to take 12 days to shoot this one scene—practically a blockbuster film’s schedule—and required some 500 extras. The Dothraki Sea, which is also filmed in Ireland (Glens of Antrim) for the more lush scenes in season six.

Last but not least…Croatia!

Almost every season involved filming in Croatia. After all, this is where King’s Landing is! In season two we were introduced to Dubrovnik’s Old Town where it’s city walls were used to make up King’s Landing. In the same season, it was the backdrop for the House of the Undying. In season 3, Trsteno, Croatia was used for King’s Landing Palace Gardens.

If you are looking to make a holiday out of exploring Europe in a Game of Thrones fashion, we recommend visiting the places mentioned above. At Tour the Game of Thrones, we especially recommend Croatia as your main point of stay. There is so much to be seen here and we want to make sure you see it all!

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Great GOT tour for non-fans

Tom is just great. Our group of 8 were captivated by him throughout our tour. Despite never having seen an episode of Game of Thrones we still decided to book this tour because of the great reviews. Dubrovnik was a complete surprise to us and and we loved it, thanks to his expertise! Tom made the history of the city come alive. On top of all that, he has sparked the interest in the GOT and we all vowed to watch at least one episode.
Amanda Battman,
UK

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