With Game of Thrones in its final season, and fans already feeling the impending sadness of their favorite show ending they have been quick to start booking trips to see some of the famous destinations where the show was filmed. If you are a true fan you probably already know some of the location countries but the actual destination in the country might be a bit harder to find. We have done some digging and found where some of the biggest moments in the show were filmed. Grab your passport, book your tickets, and head over to these sites to relive your favorite episodes.
We may not have seen a lot of King’s Landing in the final season, but over the last seven, this famous city on the ocean has been featured A LOT. Dubrovnik and its old city with its sunkissed buildings, walled city line, and terracotta colored roofs have been the setting this entire time. A popular summer destination now, you can easily visit and wander around the streets imagining you are Cersei in her moment of ‘shame.’
All of those cold scenes fought past the Wall with the wildlings, the Night’s Watch, and the Wights were filmed in Iceland. The scenes which feature a lot of beautiful icy chasms and piles of snow were filmed in Vatnajökull. This is the biggest ice cap in Iceland, which gave the production team a lot of areas to work in for those big fighting scenes and Jon Snow looking morose in the cold.
Murlough Bay, Ireland
Theon and Yara Greyjoy’s homeland took some careful consideration when it came to finding the right place. The island needed to feature large stone outcroppings which would have bridges strung between them. Murlough Bay in Northern Ireland was scouted to be Iron Island and it featured everything the setting needed. Although it is a lot greener then shown on the show.
Doune Castle, Scotland
Staying in the United Kingdom. Doune Castle was the location of the now infamous Winterfell, seat of the Stark family. It was first built in the 13th century but has switched hands many times since then and began falling into some disrepair. It is now looked after by Historic Environment Scotland which has worked to maintain it and restore it to some of its former glory. The inside courtyard was heavily featured during training exercises in the first few seasons for the Starks.
With so many filming locations it would probably take a lifetime to see them all!