Game of Thrones
Written by RichieD on 30/07/2017
5 Game of Thrones locations you can actually visit
With the new series of Game of Thrones hitting the small screen this week it turns out holiday makers just can’t get enough of the series and are now booking holidays to visit many of the locations.
Hotel booking website hotels.com has seen a sharp increase in searches for Iceland, Croatia and Spain, as well as other locations all featured in the popular TV series.
Here are five locations from Game of Thrones you can now visit.
Lake Myvatn, Iceland
Lake Myvatn is the location used for filming Beyond the Wall. Nearby are the Myvatn Nature Baths and the dramatic Hverfjall Crater – perfect for an immersion into the wilderness that the Wildlings and White Walkers roam.
Lake Myvatn © iStock
A number of locations in the beautiful country of Croatia have been used in Game of Thrones including the ancient city of Split. The city’s walled Diocletian’s Palace was used as the site of the Mother of Dragons’ throne room.
Peristil of the Diocletian’s palace © iStock
Also in Croatia the city of Sibenik, was used for the famous city of Braavos. This 4 star Heritage Hotel Life Palace offers old world charm with all the decadent trimmings and it located just 600 metres from the location used in the series.
Sibenik, Croatia © iStock
Seville was used for scenes set in Dorne, the most exotic of the Seven Kingdoms, where the ornate private estate of the House Martell stands. The royal palace known as the Alcázar of Seville also featured in the series. The Hotel Boutique Elvira Plaza is located just 300 metres away from one of the Spanish locations.
Alcázar of Seville © iStock
A number of locations in Northern Ireland feature in the TV series from Tollymore Forest Park in County Down where the White Walkers begin their march. The haunting avenue of serpentine beech trees near Armoy, County Antrim became the Kingsroad.
The Dark Hedges © iStock
Found between Marrakech and the Sahara this city is entirely of clay. Ait Benhaddou was chosen as the filming location for the slave trading city of Yunkai. With the Dar El Haja Hoteljust 40 metres from the set you can totally immerse yourself in the location.
Dar El Haja Hotel © hotels.com
Another location found in Morocco is Essaouira, an ancient city which is the location for Astapor, the home of the Unsullied Army. The 4 star Dar L‘Oussia is located just 500 metres from where it was filmed.
Dar L’Oussia © hotels.com
Game of Thrones season seven started this week and is available to watch on Sky Atlantic and Now TV at the same time it is aired in the US. It is also repeated at 9pm on Mondays.
Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres 7.16.17 on HBO. #GoTS7
This new season includes a cameo appearance from Ed Sheeran, however at the time of writing it appears Ed has deleted his Twitter account in response to fans’ comments about his appearance.