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Holiday Destinations Inspired by Game of Thrones

If you’re a Games of Thrones fan and watching it on the television leaves you with a hankering for the real thing, why not choose your holiday destination inspired by your favourite series? Whether you choose to explore your favourite scenes at your own leisure or decide on booking a guided tour, experience the extraordinary backdrops to the programme and live out your fantasy!


Spend time in Dubrovnik wandering around the narrow, winding passageways where many of the street scenes were filmed, or climb the castle walls of King’s Landing, capital of the Seven Kingdoms. Other popular locations include: Spilt (Kings Landing), Minčeta Tower (House of Undying), Island of Lokrum (Quarth) and Fort of Lovrijenac (The Red Keep).


Experience the remarkable wilderness and magical northern lights where scenes from the Ice Wall and North of the Wall were filmed. Other Icelandic locations are: Goðafoss waterfall, Hverfell crater, the caves of of Grjótagjá and Höfðabrekkuheiði, castles of Dimmuborgir and the mud pits of Hverir.


Spoilt for choice, Ireland offers a host of ancient location settings for the Game of Thrones fan, most notably, The Haunted Forest (Tollymore Forest Park) and the spectacular collection of beech trees, The Dark Edges (Amoy). Other landmarks include: Cushenden Caves (The Stormlands) The Giants Causeway, the village of Ballintoy (Lordsport) and The Stangford Castle Ward Estate (Winterfell).


Morocco played a huge part in Series 3 with Ouarzazate used as the setting of Pentos, one of the free cities and was also where many of Daenerys Targaryen’s scenes are set. Also featured was the ancient city of where Astapor was located, and Aït-Ben-Haddou (Yunkai and Pentos), Azure Window (Daenerys and Drogo’s wedding) and the Ounila River.


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About Dianne Thomas

Dianne is a freelancer writer/photographer who divides her time between London and Bulgaria. Her blog: www.travelin2bulgaria.com which is dedicated to destinations, accommodation, food and practicalities for travelling in Bulgaria.

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