Top 3 Must-Visit Game of Thrones Destinations

The much-anticipated final series of Game of Thrones will be released in April 2019 and it’s honestly difficult to contain the excitement. Season eight will be the last ever of HBO’s fantasy epic (sob) and in anticipation for the grand finale, we’ve been looking at the best Game of Thrones filming locations that will let you follow in the footsteps of your favourite noble families.  

Winter is coming 
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Dubrovnik, Croatia

Embrace the real-life attractions used to film fictional locations in Game of Thrones by taking a tour of ancient Dubrovnik, Croatia. Climb the city walls to look over beautiful Blackwater Bay and enjoy breath-taking views of the King’s Landing, a skyline filled with regal red roofs. You can also wander through the majestic Lvrijenac Fortress and visit Trsteno Arboretum which is used as the epic King’s Landing palace gardens.

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Southern Iceland

Take a scenic drive through southern Iceland to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Thingvellir National Park. This picturesque location with harsh rock cliffs, fissures, waterfalls and streams will take you on a journey to the wildling camp site and through the passto Eyrie. It is here that Brienne and the Hound engage in their infamous bloody battle.

Whilst you’re in Iceland, take a trip to Mance Rayder’s wildling army camp from season three near Vik on the south coast. You can hike to the frozen lava field near Lake Myvatn but layer up as temperatures can drop as low as -11 degrees.

Beautiful Oxararfoss waterfall in summer, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland
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Northern Ireland

Journey to the legendary Giant’s Causeway on a trip around Ireland. Not only can you experience the basalt columns of this UNESCO World Heritage site, you can also see the Cushendun Caves, where the creepy shadow child was born. Make sure you take a trip to Ballycastle and stroll down the Dark Hedges road which was used as the King’s road in Game of Thrones. It is also worth visiting Ballintoy harbour, made famous as part of the Iron Islands.

The Dark Hedges famous location from the tv series Game of Thrones
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These amazing locations are a must-see for any serious Game of Thrones fan. Take a trip to fully immerse yourself in the lands that the Targaryens, Baratheons, Starks and other noble families reside.

If you want to re-live your favourite scenes before seeing their settings, why not re-watch all seven series before you go? Put on your favourite Game of Thrones merchandise, stock up on snacks and settle in to a Game of Thrones marathon. Sit back and enjoy 2 days, 14hours and 24 minutes of epic battles and love affairs!

Author: Courtenay

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