One of my favorite TV-series Game of Thrones, based on the best-selling book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin has been a huge success and has a cult following. The show has received several awards for its stunning visuals and are shot at breathtaking locations. Fans seeking a more immersive experience in the world of Westeros now have another option: “Game of Thrones” tourism. From Nothern Ireland, Iceland, Malta, Croatia and, Morocco lets check out some of the stunning filming locations of The Game of Thrones.
King’s Landing: Shot in Croatia and Malta
King’s Landing, the kingdom’s capital city and home of the Iron Throne, has been filmed in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, a fitting choice with its seaside locale, red-tiles roofs and imposing walls.
Malta’s Azure Window, located on the island of Gozo, was also featured in the series as the setting for the wedding between Danaerys Targaryan and Khal Drogo.
The North and other forest locations: Northern Ireland
Stangford Castle Ward
The Stark’s castle at Winterfell was shot at Castle Ward, an 18th-century fortified property located near the village of Strangford.
The beech tree lined road is known as the Dark Hedges to locals near Stanocum in County Antrim, Northern Ireland but to fans of Game of Thrones it will be more recognisable as the Kings Road and the Dark Hedges of Armoy.
In the third season, Daenerys Targaryen, the exiled daughter of the targaryen dynasty, travels throughout the world of Essos in search of an army. Most of these scenes were filmed in Morocco.
The Ounila River and the red citadel of Ait-Ben-Haddou in Morocco provided the setting for the fictional city of Yunkai. (Third season of Game of Thrones)
The sun sets on the beautiful town of Essaouira a UNESCO world heritage site, in Morroco was the backdrop for the ancient city of Astapor. (season three finale)
Beyond the Wall: North Iceland
The men of the Night’s Watch protect Westeros’ northern border against marauding Wildlings and White Walkers, frozen zombie-like figures that come riding resurrected horses, mammoths or ice-spiders. To create a cold, barren world capable of housing such supernatural creatures, HBO shot many of these scenes in Iceland.
European Economic Development Fund have stumped up millions of pounds to encourage producers to keep filming in these locations. The opening episode of season four brought in over 8 million viewers on HBO in the U.S.
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