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Game Of Thrones Filming Destinations in Real Life

Published 5 years ago

Game of Thrones is one of the most successful TV shows in the world right now. Having been an adaptation of George R. R Martin’s book series titled A Song of Ice and Fire, finding the locations to shoot the epic scenes had to be one of the most daunting tasks for the production team. However, with every season of this epic series, they have been able to create a world that we all have come to love. This world, in fact is not as fictional as the TV series but it is real. A few of the destinations that this successful TV series as been shot on are as discussed below.

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King’s Landing (Dubrovnik, Croatia)

King’s Landing (Dubrovnik, Croatia)

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Well, what better place to start this off than the seven kingdoms’ capital, King’s Landing. It is one of the main landmarks of The Seven Kingdoms and there couldn’t have been a more suitable location for this than Dubrovnik. A dramatic stone cliff surrounds the city’s old own that is located on a Peninsula where King’s Landing is shot. It is an incredible destination in real life and visiting this magical city is a dream worth living.

The Red Keep (Lovrijenac Fortress, Croatia)

The Red Keep (Lovrijenac Fortress, Croatia)

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The heart of King’s Landing is actually Lovrijenac Fortress which is just outside Dubrovnik. It rests on a rock that is 37 meters high on the shores of this marvelous city. The Battle of the Blackwater was also shot right outside this place. The crew apparently had to move shooting The Red Keep from Malta to Croatia so as to be able to get better shots of Dubrovnik and Lovrijenac Fortress.

Water Places of Dorne (Alcazar de Sevilla, Spain)

Water Places of Dorne (Alcazar de Sevilla, Spain)

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This destination in Sevilla had to be the perfect location to represent The Prince of Dorne’s residence. Catholic monarchs occupied this place 500 years ago but it was the Caliphs who built it. This is the private residence of Doran Martell in the capital of Dorne and it is a wonderful place to visit rich in history and beauty.

Winterfell (Castle Ward, Northern Ireland)

Winterfell (Castle Ward, Northern Ireland)

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Overlooking Strangford Lough is the sumptuously built Castle Ward that is known to every Game of Thrones lover as Winterfell. This location surely brought out the North as it is to life, with gothic and classical architecture styles, the 820 acres of land make it quite the North viewers are used to. This is the place where King Robert Baratheon first arrives in the North in the first season and it is always used as Winterfell’s courtyard all through the series.

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The Iron Islands (Murloug Bay, Northern Ireland)

The Iron Islands (Murloug Bay, Northern Ireland)

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One of the most beautiful sceneries on the Northern Irish coast, this spot has some magnificent views like the Rathlin Island as well as the Mull of Kintyre. This is the place that Theon Greyjoy rides with his sister Yara to meet his dad for the first time since returning from servitude to the Starks. The Iron Islands is one of the most pivotal places in the series and this place was just perfect to shoot this scenes. It’s a beautiful destination for anyone willing to visit.

 

 

Sources:

 

Game of Thrones Locations – Ireland

 

GoT Destinations Every Fan Should Visit – Omio

 

Guide to the GoT Filming Destinations – Orvas

 

Virtual Tours Filming Locations GoT s05 – CNtraveler

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