For all you Game of Thrones fans who want to get in on the action, check out the breathtaking locations that are used for the Game of Thrones series to get some ideas for your next vacation!
Have you ever wanted to explore The North with the Wildlings, talk for hours over a glass of wine with Tyrion in Kings Landing, or buy some oysters, clams or cockles from Arya in Braavos? You may be within a good shot of doing so, by visiting one of the many destinations that have become firm favourites among the Game of Thrones community. In a video created by GoEuro, they showcase the areas around Europe where pinnacle moments from the series are filmed, and where the houses of Westeros are based. Heading first to The North, we see a snapshot of Northern Ireland which is where almost the entirety of scenes north of Kings Landing are shot, most especially Winterfell and the iconic Kingsroad, for which the famous Dark Hedges were used. Our ship then sets sail north to Iceland, which provides the perfect backdrop for the land north of The Wall, as well as the home of the Wildings. Feeling chilly? Head way down south to Morocco which was used to film Daenerys' journey from Qarth to Slaver's Bay in Season 3. In particular, the city of Ait Benhaddou was used to film the acquisition of the unsullied in Astapor and the freeing of the slaves in Yunkai.
After filming locations were confirmed for Season 6 of Game of Thrones, it became clear that Spain would become vital to the filming process. The Alcazar in Seville, Andalucia was used as the home of the Martells in Dorne. The fighting pits in Meereen were filmed in the impressive Orsuna building, also located in the Seville province. It was rumoured before the filming of Season 6 began, that The Tower of Joy would appear as the setting for a essential flashback scene giving a great insight into Jon Snow's true parentage. This rumour is indeed true, and the beautiful Zafra Castle, located in the province of Guadalajara is to be the setting to this pivotal scene.
Lena Headey's character, Cersei, may not be having the best time right now, but at least the actress herself has filmed nearly all of her scenes in the beautiful countries of Malta, where the filming of Kings Landing took place in Season 1, and Croatia, which became the backdrop of the capital for Seasons 2 and 5. The Game of Thrones cast has most definitely won the acting lottery, I mean sure, the success of the series is probably nice, but I'm talking about the locations in which they've been able to film. Go to Go Euro to start planning your trip! Which is your favourite Game of Thrones location?