Game of Thrones is one of the best novel series ever from HBO. This is because of the characters played by the artists, a number of plots and twists keeping people attached to it, and most importantly its location.
We all know the filming of the series involves studio sets, CGI, and real-life locations.
What real-life location? Yes! You can visit them and experience the aura of GoT, but you won’t find Dragons (*Sad*). So tighten your seat belt unsullied and book snobs, we are going to take you on a ride to the Game of Thrones real location. From its castles, Beyond the walls, to its final location (where Cersei, Tyrion, Jon Snow, and Daenerys meet).
To express the exact location described by Martin in the novel the creators traveled all over the world, from Northern Ireland, and Iceland, to Morocco. Be it, King’s Landing, Braavos, Dorne, or countless Westerosi estates, the mesmerizing site has stolen the fans’ hearts.
The tourism industry has also benefited from this, there are companies that provide the GoT tours (which includes almost all these places). You might not be able to travel this now due to the COVID situation, but as soon as this gets cured go on an adventure to Winterfell.
No doubt, it will take a lot of time to cover these places and will also cost a fortune. Still, you can at least make a checklist of places to visit when on an expedition or you can bookmark this page, either way, it’s your benefit
Real-Life Game Of Thrones Location:
In this section, we have tried to cover up all the locations the cast went for the filming of the GoT series. From Game of Thrones castles to the King’s Landing, each different locations but most of them are across Europe, and others are Spain, Morocco, and many more.
We have differentiated them according to the place in the series. Take heed to know about the mythical places. All these places have historical significance that is open to the public for exploring. Some of the castles also have guided tours available.
Location of Game of Thrones Castles
There are magnificent castles shown in the series. Scenes of Game of Thrones Winterfell castles were filmed on two different castles one was in Northern Ireland and others in Scotland. Like that, Red Keep also had scenes of three different castles. Here is the information on all the castles of the GoT series.
Winterfell (Castle Ward, Northern Ireland)
Winterfell (Doune Castle, Scotland)
The Red Keep (Lovrijenac Castle, Dubrovnik, Croatia)
The Red Keep (Fort Ricasoli, Malta)
The Red Keep (San Anton Palace, Malta)
Royal Palace Of Dorne (Real Alcázar Palace, Seville, Spain)
The Great Sept of Baelor (Fort Manoel, Malta)
Location of King’s Landing in GoT
The capital of seven kingdoms, and place where is both Iron Throne & the Red Keep is mostly filmed in Croatia, except for a few places like king’s road, gate, and sowbelly row. So whenever you plan to visit Croatia, make the GoT travel checklist first.
King’s Landing (Trsteno Arboretum, Croatia)
King’s Landing Dragonpit (Itálica, Spain)
King’s Landing (Dubrovnik City Walls, Croatia)
King’s Landing (Stradun, Dubrovnik, Croatia)
King’s Landing Gate (Mdina, Malta)
King’s Landing (Ston, Croatia)
King’s Road (The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland)
Sowbelly Row (Fort St Elmo, Malta)
Filming of Braavos (GoT)
Braavos a strangest city built against the freehold. It has all the master swordsmen and seafarers. With a better governing system than any of the kingdom and Westeros has a romantic culture. You can refer to it to a real-life Venice but sadly it isn’t filmed there.
Braavos (Sibenik, Croatia)
Braavos (Kastel Gomilica, Croatia)
Braavos (Carnlough Harbour, Northern Ireland)
Braavos (Girona, Spain)
Location of Dragonstone in GoT
A castle built on a Blackwater Bay by the Targaryens with the advanced Valyrian stone masonry techniques. The current Lordship of Dragonstone is unknown but once the seat belonged to King Stannis Baratheon. The mesmerizing and robust outlook of the Dragonstone can be seen in the following places.
Dragonstone (Downhill Strand, Northern Ireland)
Dragonstone (Itzurun Beach, Spain)
Dragonstone (Skogafoss, Iceland)
Location of Beyond the Wall Scenes in GoT
Scenes of Beyond the Wall in GoT are mostly the heart-pounding, the place where Jon Snow killed wildlings. All of the above scenes of GoT is loved by everyone due to its marvelous and pleasing scenery.
Beyond the Wall (Grjótagjá Cave, Lake Mývatn, Iceland)
Beyond The Wall (Lake Myvatn, Iceland)
Beyond The Wall (Vatnajokull, Iceland)
Wildling Camp (Dimmuborgir, Iceland)
Arrowhead Mountain (Kirkjufell, Iceland)
Location of Meeren in GoT
Meeren is an ancient place with its glorious beauty. The location of the place is in Slaver’s Bay, Essos. Look where the real-life beauty of Meeren is located.
Meereen (Klis Fortress, Croatia)
Underground Passageways In Meereen (Basements Of Diocletian’s Palace, Split, Croatia)
Daznak’s Pit (Plaza De Toros De Osuna, Spain)
Location of Pentos (GoT)
Pentos is one of the free cities located on the west coastline of Essos. It is the most ruthless yet beautiful city. The economy of the city is based on the trade and commerce of cheese (mostly). You will be ready to trade hundreds of bucks to see the actual place.
Pentos (Ouarzazate, Morocco)
Yunkai And Pentos (Ait Benhaddou, Morocco)
Location of Volantis (GoT)
The city located on the east coast of Westeros is one of the free cities. Its historical existence is explained in the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
Long Bridge Of Volantis (The Roman Bridge, Cordoba, Spain)
Location of Dorne (GoT)
Dorne with the harsh desert climate is located in the southern part of Westeros and is one constituent of the seven kingdoms.
Sunspear and the Water Gardens (Alcázar of Seville, Spain)
Tower of Joy (Castillo de Zafra, Spain)
Location of Westeros (GoT)
All the action scenes take place in Westeros. It is home to the Kingdom of North and the seven kingdoms. With the history of twelve thousand years, Westeros has seen many invaders and rulers and is located in the far west of the known world.
Westeros has different climatic conditions from harsh snow to severe desertic conditions. Hence the various locations to film the series.
North Of Westeros (Thingvellir, Iceland)
Daenery’s And Dragos Wedding (Azure Window, Malta, Europe)
Iron Island (Murlough Bay, Northern Ireland)
Landscapes Of The West (Krka National Park, Croatia)
The Stormlands (Cushendun Caves, Northern Ireland)
Lordsport (Ballintoy Harbour, Northern Ireland)
The Stormlands (Larrybane Quarry, Northern Ireland)
The Citadel (The Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, Girona, Spain)
Highgarden (Castillo de Almodóvar del Río, Spain)
Few Other Iconic Location of GoT
Astapor (Essaouira, Morocco)
Thermal Spring Or “Jon And Ygritte’s Love Nest” (Grjótagjá Cave, Iceland)
The Burning Of The Seven (Mussenden, Northern Ireland)
The House Of The Undying (The Minceta Tower, Dubrovnik, Croatia)
Dothraki Sea (Glens Of Antrim, Northern Ireland)
Forest In The North (Tollymore Forest Park, Northern Ireland)
Road To Pyke (Murlough Bay And Fair Head In Northern Ireland)
Explore the Real-Life Cities of GoT:
Above are the Game of Thrones location with its real-life location, plan out your expedition according to the country or cities, and explore the GoT sites with pride. There will be no Dragons or Iron Throne waiting for you but you can always imagine.
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