Top Game of Thrones Filming Locations
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan and are mourning the end of the final series, why not combine your passion for the show with your next getaway and visit one of the top Game of Thrones filming locations? Here, we look at the top four locations to consider.
Croatia is one of the most famous locations for Game of Thrones locations. Split, in the North of Croatia, is home of the Roman complex Diocletian’s Palace. This ancient location was used for Meereen, the slave city as well as the dungeon that held the Mother of Dragon’s children.
If you travel to Dubrovnik, you’ll find a multitude of filming locations: Head to Minčeta Tower to feel you’re in the House of the Undying at Qarth; if you walk from St Ignatius of Loyola Church to Gundulić Square, you’ll follow Cersei Lannister’s walk of shame. You can travel by boat to Lokrum Island to find more Qarth landscapes. Countless King’s Landing sequences were filmed among Croatia’s marble streets and preserved fortresses.
King’s Landing and Braavos were often filmed in medieval Girona in the north of Spain. If you explore the old quarter’s maze of alleyways you’ll find yourself in the shoes of the blind beggar, Arya Stark. To follow Ser Jaime Lannister’s march on the Faith of the Seven, head to Girona Cathedral.
In the far south of Spain, the Alcazaba of Almeria was a hot spot to film scenes of Dorne. If you want to stroll where the House Martell plotted, visit the Water Gardens in the Royal Alcázar of Seville.
Locations in Spain were regularly used for many of the warm lands of Essos and Dorne.
Malta was a top choice of the makers of Game of Thrones for many scenes in King’s Landing. If you visit San Anton Palace and gardens in Balzan, you’ll find yourself in the courtyard and stables of the Red Keep site. These impressive gardens are home to peacocks, fountains and exotic flowers.
Meanwhile, if you travel to the capital city of Valletta, you’ll walk the cobbled streets of King’s Landing. From the stunning Upper Barrakka Gardens, you can look across the Grand Harbour to see the 17th-century Fort Ricasoli, where scenes from the Red Keep were filmed. Hire a dghajsa water taxi to get near to the plaited pillars of the King’s Landing gate.
You can visit Saint Dominic’s Priory in Rabat to find yourself in the Red Keep courtyard and relive the moment Ned tells Cersei he knows her secret – and seals his fate.
Mdina was the original capital of Malta. The enchanting walls lead back to medieval times. You’ll spot horse-drawn carriages and stone buildings to take you right into the heart of Westeros. Here, you can find the courtyard where Jaime Lannister strikes Ned Stark outside Littlefinger’s brothel.
Iceland is the icy backdrop for many scenes of lands beyond the Wall. If you visit the Öxarárfoss trail, you’ll enter the eerie passage to Eyrie, while the private scene between Ygritte and Jon Snow was shot in Grjótagjá Cave. In series three, the Wildling army set up base in the southern volcanic Lake Mývatn. Moving on to series four, many shots of The Wall were filmed in Thingvellir National Park, east of Reykjavík, the capital city if Iceland.
So will it be The House of the Undying in Croatia or will you wander through the famous alleyways in Spain? Maybe you’d prefer to take in the magnificence of Malta or explore the icy backdrop of Iceland. Whichever you decide, experience your favourite show brought to life as you stand in your heroes’ shoes and escape to their magical lands.