Dubrovnik, Croatia – King’s Landing
As King’s Landing was the center of the world for people from Westeros, it constantly featured in Game of Thrones. The lion’s share of set locations for King’s Landing were done in the Croatian capital of Dubrovnik. With its historic buildings and intricately woven streets, Dubrovnik made the perfect King’s Landing. Fans can check out Dubrovnik to put themselves in King’s Landing, but watch out for dragons overhead.
The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland – The King’s Road
One of the most iconic filming locations of the entire series was the Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland. When Arya Stark manages to flee King’s Landing, she takes this road with the men destined for the Night’s Watch. In fact, there were many locations all over Northern Ireland used in the making of Game of Thrones and fans can take guided tours around the country.
Alcazar of Seville, Spain – The Water Gardens
While Dorne might not have had the greatest of storylines, it was one of the most impressive filming locations. The Water Gardens is what House Martell used as their ancestral home, and in real life, this place is a royal palace. Fans of the show can travel to Dorne and cook up a better storyline on vacation than the show managed with the Sand Snakes.
Doune Castle, Scotland – Winterfell
Perhaps you were rooting for the Starks to come out on top in Game of Thrones. If you want to visit the Stark ancestral home of Winterfell, then get yourself to Doune Castle in Scotland. This is where the original castle was shot in the pilot of HBO’s fantasy drama. If Winter is Coming for you, then get yourself inside this ancient building to seek shelter.
Although many visual effects were used in the making of Game of Thrones, there were many real locations used as the base. There are tons of locations all over Europe fans can visit and unleash their inner geek.