Our Game of Thrones Filming Locations Map is here to show you all the best spots around Westeros, and how to visit them in the real world. From King’s Landing to The Wall, we’ve covered it all.
Game of Thrones. Season 6. It’s happening.
In anticipation of the season premiere, we mapped out our 15 favorite Westeros Destinations and their filming locations.
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1. The Eyrie
Where it Was Filmed: Meteora Monastery, Greece
What You Need to Know: The people of this impregnable cliff-side fortress has a fondness for killing their enemies by sending them plummeting to their deaths. Between the execution spot known as the Moon Door to the vertigo-inducing Sky Cells where they keep their prisoners, this is not a place to visit if you have a fear of heights.
2. The King’s Road
Where it Was Filmed: The Dark Hedges, Bregagh Road, The United Kingdom
What You Need to Know: A 2000 mile road stretching from the windows of King’s Landing to The Wall of the Night’s Watch, The King’s Road is the most direct route you can take when embarking on a road trip through the Seven Kingdoms.
3. King’s Landing
Where it Was Filmed: Dubrovnik, Croatia
What You Need to Know: The capital of the Seven Kingdoms, King’s Landing boasts economic diversity and a clearly defined class system. Whether you’re a dirty creature of Flea Bottom or a rich nobleman with access to the Iron Throne, if you have the pleasure of living King’s Landing, you will experience the luxury of always knowing your place. Or else.
4. Daenerys and Drogo’s Scenic Wedding
5. Jon Snow and Ygritte’s Secret Cave
Where it Was Filmed: Grjótagjá, Lake Mývatn, Iceland
What You Need to Know: Beyond the Wall is a great place to get away from all the drama of the Seven Kingdoms. Plus, there are lots of single women around, on account of most of the men being gross frost zombies. The downside is that it is relentlessly cold, and seems to have been snowing for the last couple hundred years. Luckily, Jon and Ygritte find this romantic spot where they can escape the cold for a little tête–à–tête.
6. The Water Gardens of Dorne
Where it Was Filmed: Alazar de la Puera de Sevilla Castle Carmona, Spain
What You Need to Know: The Water Gardens of Dorne is a lovely destination to hide out while your family resolves a little dispute in the capital. Just keep an eye out for poisonous sand snakes.
7. Horn Hill, The Reach
Where it Was Filmed: Castell Santa Florentina, Barcelona, Spain
What You Need to Know: The top area for Big Game Hunting in Westeros, Horn Hill prides itself on producing many strong, fearless warriors. Samwell would be an exception to this tradition.
8. The Dothraki Sea
Where it Was Filmed: Parque Natural de las Bardenas Reales, Arguedas, Spain
What You Need to Know: A vast, dangerous place, you do not want to get caught off guard in the Dothraki Sea. Unless you have a couple fire-breathing dragons by your side. Then you’ll probably be able to pass undisturbed.
9. The Seaport of Dorne
Where it Was Filmed: Castell de Peniscola, Spain
What You Need to Know: After any lovely trip to Dorne, it is customary to leave by boat, waiving bye to the enchanting city as you sail away. However, if any Dorne residents try to give you a goodbye-kiss as you leave, we recommend you gracefully try to avoid it.
10. City of Meereen
Where it Was Filmed: Palace of Diocletian, Croatia
What You Need to Know: The greatest of the three cities in Slaver’s Bay, Meereen boasts many beautiful pyramids, several large fighting colosseums, and on average only sees two slave rebellions a year. So it’s mostly safe.
Where it Was Filmed: Arboretum Trsteno Garden, Croatia
What You Need to Know: The lush, gorgeous garden of King’s Landing is the perfect place to scheme some poor pawn’s demise over a refreshing cup of tea.
12. Meereen Fortress
Where it Was Filmed: Klis Fortress, Croatia
What You Need to Know: The exterior steps of the Meereen Fortress is a charming little spot to go for a nice morning stroll. Depending on the day, you may even find the path decorated with the crucified bodies of former slave owners.
13. The Iron Islands
Where it Was Filmed: Ballintoy Harbour, Ballycastle, United Kingdom
What You Need to Know: The “ironborn” civilians of the Iron Islands are a strong people, unmatched in their courage and resolve. They are also prone to acts of piracy and other naval shenanigans.
Where it Was Filmed: Alhamilla Mountains, Pechina, Spain
What You Need to Know: Details are scarce about this upcoming location, but it appears as though the visitors of this mountainous land will have a nasty encounter with a dragon. So it may be best not to visit until the area settles down a bit.
Where it Was Filmed: Girona Cathedral, Catalonia, Spain
What You Need to Know: The Iron Throne is an impressive, wildly intimidating chair and everything. But that’s all for nothing if you don’t have an extravagant build-up leading up to the reveal. Like a 500-step staircase. That’ll get the job done.
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