25 Aug Game Of Thrones Locations
Game Of Thrones Locations
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you’ve probably heard about a little show called Game of Thrones. And, now that it’s over for another year (or maybe two), we’re here to help fill that dragon shaped hole in your lives with our guide to the real-life Game of Thrones locations. So, whether you dream of roaming the wild lands beyond the wall, or relaxing around the Red Keep, here at Keys Lifestyle Concierge we’ve got you covered.
Beyond The Wall – Iceland
Some of the most visually striking locations of this series are the snow-covered plains beyond “The Wall”, and to find those you’ll have to travel to Iceland. Taking the road east of Reykjavik, passing blue tinged ice structures and distant mountains, you’ll soon find yourself in the presence of Vantajokull, Europe’s largest glacier. The imposing nature of the surrounding areas will soon have you looking over your shoulder checking for white walkers..
King’s Landing – Croatia
You might not find the iron throne itself, but you can visit the capital of Westeros by taking a trip to Croatia. Here you’ll be able to see the stunning architecture that makes up the seat of power on the show. You might need to do some travelling around though, as locations for King’s Landing are spread across Split, Dubrovnik, and Ston.
The North – Northern Ireland
You might be surprised at just how many locations from the show have been filmed in Northern Ireland. The Emerald Isle has hosted scenes from Winterfell, the Iron Islands, Dragonstone, the King’s Road, the Stormlands, Castle Black and Riverrun. So, if you’re looking for the best place for your Game of Thrones buck, you know where you need to be.
Braavos – Girona, Spain
Walking around the medieval city of Girona – near Barcelona in Spain – can really transport you to the land of Essos. The narrow, cobbled streets, original buildings and stunning architecture really make it clear why this was chosen as a filming location for the show. Here, you’ll be able to walk the same streets as Arya once did when she was training to be “no-one”, as well as the steps from the Great Sept of Baelor – before they were taken over by Wildfire of course.
The Tower Of Joy – Guadalajara, Spain
And finally, the setting for one of the most highly anticipated scenes of the show – the Tower of Joy. This is the spot where we finally found out about Jon Snow’s real parents, when Bran looked into the past to see Lyanna Stark’s death, right after she had given birth to the future King in the North. While it did only appear briefly in the show, it cuts an imposing figure on the landscape, and will have left a lasting impression in the minds of many fans.
If you want to organise your own Game of Throne’s themed trip, get in touch with our concierge team today. Our Lifestyle Managers will be able to arrange everything for you, from transport, to hotels, to the itinerary itself. And let’s all hope that they won’t keep us waiting too long for the final series to hit our screens.