Visit the Game of Thrones Filming Locations

Duh-duh duh-duh-duh-da duh-duh-da! Winter is here.

If you're unsure what either of those things means, then you have clearly been living under a Game of Thrones free rock… That's right, those are the words of the infamous House Stark and that is the (probably out of tune) singalong to a theme song that plays throughout millions of homes every year. Slightly late this year, ironically because winter did not in fact come, the premier for season seven is finally creeping closer!

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So, get your travel hat on and aim to spend 16th July – premier night – in Westeros itself!

Northern Ireland

The home-base for Game of Thrones production of many of the northern action in the series is in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is here that you may run into characters such as Jon Snow, Sansa Stark and surprisingly Daenerys Targaryen. Though she may spend her outside hours in a hotter climate, indoor scenes such as the Meereen throne room are actually filmed in the Paint Hall in Belfast. This same location is also the interior for Winterfell, Castle Black, the Eyrie, the Great Sept of Baelor and several more. It's a multi-talented hall!

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Luckily for Game of Thrones fans, Belfast has many amazing locations to visit that are reminiscent of the series. Such as Belfast Castel, Carrickfergus Castle, a Botanic garden and a number of museums that will help you explore the history of the location.

For Game of Thrones purists, you can catch a coach tour of the city and see every filming location with your own two eyes. Grab a pint of Guinness and a (plastic) sword, you will feel right at home in no time.

Croatia

Dubrovnik, a Croatian coastal city, is primarily used as the location for King's Landing, the fictional capital of Westeros. The producers of the series, in particular, believe that the city is what they imagined the city to be, complete with the "sparkling sea, sun and beautiful architecture."

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The Ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik play host to many scenes throughout the Game of Thrones series – including the infamous Battle of the Blackwater from series two. Main characters can also be seen walking along their length in lengthy and witty conversations. Or you could even visit Lokrum Island, a famous tourist spot and the scene of a dinner party attended by Daenerys in the city of Qarth during the second season of the show.

For fans seeking a slightly warmer climate, then the real-life King's Landing is the perfect place for you to visit.

There are a number of other locations used later in the series for outdoor scenes such as Spain, Morocco, and Malta. But, for the most part, those seeking a taste of Game of Thrones on holiday should visit Belfast and Dubrovnik – just try to avoid any weddings whilst you're there.

Are you eager to explore the world of your favorite costumed hero/heroine/vertically challenged anti-hero? Then check out some of these flights and spend the premier of season seven in King's Landing itself!