Game of Thrones has finally come to a quit – and if you’re like us, you’re likely thinking what you’re going to do without your favorite show. If you love to travel (or want to act out an exceptional ending for the series *cough* I individually do *cough*), then it’s about time to visit Westeros the usage of our Game of Thrones journey guide.
Now we’ve done Game of Thrones Travel Guides earlier than – such as a wonderful thorough one for Northern Ireland, however, whilst the Hilton reached out to us – and we desired to percentage their pointers and gave you all a piece broader manual. This one consists of some additional European places that the collection used in the course of its eight-yr run. Let’s start with one among our favorite locations…
Doune Castle, Scotland
See wherein the Starks grew up! Winterfell comes to existence interior Doune Castle, which dates again to the 13th century. This citadel becomes used as Winterfell best for the pilot episode. After the first episode, production for Winterfell moved to Castle Ward in Northern Ireland.
But in case you’re in Scotland, that is a beautiful area to go to. It’s using a distance of Edinburgh – and nearby to some top-notch UNESCO Heritage points of interest. You can recollect staying at the DoubleTree through Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre, placed within the heart of Edinburgh.
Also, a laugh fact – it becomes used as a vicinity in Monthy Python and the Holy Grail as nicely.
Old Town Dubrovnik, Croatia
Welcome to King’s Landing! Dubrovnik is home to many Game of Thrones episodes – from scenes within the Red Keep to The Steps of the Sept of Baelor. The town served as a primary filming area for the collection since Season 2. Make reservations to stay at Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik in case you go to – the inn gives amazing views of Dubrovnik’s Old Town and the Adriatic sea. Plus, it’s strolling distance to many filming places.
Thingvellir National Park is not best a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it also furnished the stunning backdrop for the mountain scenes in Season 4 – like Brienne and the Hound’s combat for Arya or while the Wildlings and Thenns assault Olly’s village, where, unfortunately, Olly survived.
Relax at The Canopy through Hilton Reykjavik City Centre wherein you could also drive to lots of Iceland’s stunning surroundings like waterfalls, glaciers, volcanos, lagoons, and caves.
The Walled City of Mdina – Malta
The walled metropolis of Mdina in Malta is pretty high on my journey list. It has an extremely rich history relationship back to the 8th century. The metropolis has earned the nickname “The Silent City” as it doesn’t permit vehicles (outside of a restricted number of residents and emergency vehicles).
On the Game of Thrones reenactment front – You can stand wherein Cersei instructed Ned, “When you play the sport of thrones, you win or die.” And if you recreate this scene – you better tag us on social media, because we want to look at it!
Stay on the Hilton Malta to be near the filming places in this region.
Ballymoney, Northern Ireland/’
Yeah, that’s yours truely at the left. Geeking out and acting all stoic. This was one of the maximum beautiful filming locations I visited for the series. Taking a journey down the Kings Road in The Dark Hedges, a long avenue of 250-12 months antique beech trees, will go away you speechless. I do want to note that there has been a few pruning at the bushes over a previous couple of years – and there was a typhoon that took out a few of them as nicely. It’s still a hundred% well worth traveling; it’s just a little much less thick than it turned into in 2016, so make sure you go to in late summer season when the bushes are in full bloom. See below. (Note – my picture above turned into from early March 2017)/;’
Belfast is the main spot you need to go to for Game of Thrones filming locations. And at the same time as you’re there, stay at Hilton Belfast, which offers a unique bundle for interactive display associated enjoys and is steps from a number of filming locations – or even local bars that the cast loved to visit – which include The Spaniard (which turned into of Kit Harrington’s favorites).
Game of Thrones might also have ended. However, the series is a ways from over for lovers. HBO has a prequel inside the works – and there’s additionally the ebook series – which we’re ready not so patiently for George R.R. Martin to complete. So inside the period in-between, quench your GoT thirst with the aid of traveling around Westeros and reminisce over your favorite scenes and characters. And don’t overlook to tag me if you do!