Kings Landing, Blackwater Bay, the Dothraki, the Red Keep, any of this sound familiar? If so you are one of the millions of fans tuning into the final series of Game of Thrones.
Once the dust has settled, if you are anything like me you won’t know what to do with your life once the show is over. GOT was filmed in an impressive nine different countries over eight series, so why not visit a few of the iconic locations that have made the show one of the biggest and most successful in the world.
For all the Game of Throners out there, this is your top 5 countries to visit:-
GOT location: Kings Landing
Dubrovnik’s Old Town is one of the most famous filming locations for Game of Thrones. The City Walls, entrance gates, narrow streets, surrounding harbours and the palaces and fortresses that once protected its boundaries have all played a starring role as the Westeros capital.
One of the most memorable Dubrovnik Game of Throne locations is the Jesuit Staircase, which doubles as the steps of the Great Sept of Baelor in King’s Landing – where Cercei made her walk of shame in Series 5, Episode 10 ‘Mother’s Mercy’
GOT location: The Mountain and the Viper
Hotel Belvedere is a now-famous derelict hotel located just outside Dubrovnik. This was the location for the epic fight scene between Prince Oberyn and the Mountain in the Season 4 finale ‘The Mountain and the Viper’.
The small amphitheatre set on a cliff edge is instantly recognisable and a great place to visit if you’re a Game of Thrones superfan.
GOT location: Meereen
Diocletian’s Palace is a staple for any fan looking to visit some of the shows key scenes and moments.
This was the location for Daenerys’s throne room when she ruled over Meereen. One of the most famous scenes from Diocletian’s Palace is in Season 4 Episode 4, ‘Oathkeeper’. The Palace itself is a stunning example of ancient Roman architecture, it’s imposing and fascinating, by far the most famous site to see in Split.
GOT location: Meereen
The Kliss fortress in Split was another location used to represent the city of Meereen, making an appearance in Series 4 when Daenerys and her army conquer the city.
St Dominic’s Convent, Rabat
GOT location: The Red Keep
St Dominic’s Convent in Rabat, Malta featured double as the Red Keep Garden in Series 1. It’s also where Cersei Lannister utters these famous words ‘When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground’.
GOT location: Yunkai the Yellow City
A city made entirely of clay is a site to see, Ait Benhaddou has remained in place for centuries and was the perfect location to represent the slave-trading city of Yunkai. Amazingly Ait Benhaddou also once had some dealings with the slave trade – fitting don’t you think?
When you approach the city, you can see that the walls were made to keep people out, which is a disturbing thought. Climb to the top of the city, where the granary once existed, you can see for miles in every direction.
GOT location: Land of the Dothraki
The “deserts” in Almeria were perfect to portray the land of the Dothraki, however, the deserts were not the only locations in Almeria shown in Game of Thrones.
The Alcazaba of Almeria shared some scenes with Real Alcazar in Seville as it also portrayed the residence of the House Martell.