Spectacular Game of Thrones Filming Destinations You Can Visit

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If you watch Game of Thrones and ever wondered where on earth Winterfell or King’s Landing really was – or, perhaps if you could visit some of these places in real life, here’s your chance. The Road from King’s Landing, pictured above, is in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland. This magnificent avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century, and was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their home, Gracehill House. Two centuries later, the trees are still quite an impressive sight.

Doune Castle, Stirling, Scotland

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Doune Castle was used for some exterior shots and the great feast held when King Robert Baratheon and his party arrive.

Castle Ward, Northern Ireland

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Castle Ward is the prime location for Winterfell and the lands surrounding Winterfell in the North. This is where King Robert Baratheon and his retinue arrive and are met by the Starks in Season 1. This is also the place where Bran and Osha’s scenes in Season 1 take place.

Azure Window, Malta

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Malta’s beautiful Azure Window can be seen behind Daenerys and Khal Drogo’s wedding in episode #101 “Winter Is Coming.”

Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

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Thingvellir National Park in Iceland was the setting for Arya’s and Sandor Clegane’s journey from village to village in mid-Westeros during season four.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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King’s Landing is in Dubrovnik. This legendary city was chosen to pose as one of Westeros’ main landmarks, with its old town is surrounded by thick stone walls, located on a peninsula surrounded by a dramatic stone cliff.