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Kanika Nevatia Apr 21 2014

Best Game of Thrones shoot locations which inspire you to travel.

Reema Bhalla Apr 21 2014
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The Game of Thrones is not just about dragons, battles and palace intrigues, it is also about the lush forests, breathtaking ice-caps, blue seas and bustling cities that form the backdrop of this fantasy drama series. The snowy glaciers, the verdant countryside and stunning waterfronts shown in the series are very much part of the real world. These places are spectacular enough to inspire you to visit them on your next holiday.

Azure Window, Island of Gozo, Malta

This beautiful limestone rock is an excellent reason to visit the Island of Gozo in Malta. The surrounding waters are great for swimming, scuba diving and boating. Saint Lawrence, which is located nearby, is also an extremely popular holiday destination. In case you were wondering where the Dothraki wedding was shot in Season One, this is the place!

Photo of Azure Window (by anjab1593)

Mdina, Malta

The historic city of Mdina traces its history back 4,000 years. A walled city, its buildings reflects a beautiful mix of medieval and baroque architecture. Featured as the King’s Landing in Season One, this tiny city has just one hotel. The narrow streets, museums and St. Paul Cathedral are not to be missed.

Photo of Mdina (by Berthold Werner)

Dubrovnik, Croatia

This stunning coastal town in Croatia has rightly been termed the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’. With impressive medieval forts, sunny beaches and churches and museums bursting at the seams with art, Dubrovnik has always been popular with tourists.

However, following the popularity of The Game of Thrones, fans have been flocking to this town in droves to see the places where their favourite scenes have been shot. The walls surrounding the city were used to portray the scenes in King's Landing and the Red Keep.

Photo of Dubrovik (by Jolle)

Ballintoy, Moyle, United Kingdom

Remember the port town of Lordsport in the show? This is the town where it was shot. Huge waves crashing against majestic limestone cliffs is an awe-inspiring sight. If you have a keen interest in history, the Ballintoy Parish Church is worth a visit.

Photo of Ballintoy (by codepoet)

Castle Ward, Downpatrick, United Kingdom

This magnificent 18th century castle spread across a sprawling area of 820 acres has a huge farmland and garden. This truly grand location doubles up as Winterfell in The Game of Thrones.

Photo of Castle Ward (by Ardfern)

Cairncastle, Larne, United Kingdom

Yes, this was the exact location of the execution site shown in Season One. If you are travelling between Ballintoy, Castle Ward or Sandy Brae, Cairncastle is the perfect place to break journey. Also, these towns are all an hour’s drive away from each other and the route is very scenic.

Photo of Cairncastle (by Albert Bridge)

Vatnajokull, Iceland

Vatnajokull in Iceland is one of the largest glaciers in Europe was used as a filming location for North of the Wall.

Photo of Vatnajokull (by klausk)

Essaouira, Morocco

The moment you spot the coastal fortifications and the beaches of this city, you will immediately be transported to the slave trading city of Astapor where Daenerys stops by with the hopes of buying an army. Essaouira in Morocco is totally worth a visit!

Photo of Essaouira (by Pawel Ryszawa)

The magical world of The Game of Thrones seems to come alive at these fascinating destinations. So go ahead and plan your very own Game of Thrones-themed vacation.
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