Road trip through Game of Thrones filming locations

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The tremendously successful HBO series Game of Thrones, is filmed in several locations across the world, including Northern Ireland, Iceland, Croatia, Spain, Malta and Morocco.

At Yescapa we recommend you to rent a motorhome or campervan and explore the paths of swords and sorcery. Motorhome hire is a fun, practical and cost effective way to travel and get the most out of your road trip through Game of Thronesfilming locations!

The noteworthy magical, mysterious and sometimes haunting filming locations in these countries include:

Northern Ireland

Magheramorne: Hardhome, the Wall and Castle Black are all filmed at an abandoned quarry in this small town with a population of under 100 people. Murlough Bay: This remote location in the North Irish coast featured as the Iron Islands in earlier seasons. Mussenden Temple: Situated on top of a cliff, this temple by Castlerock overlooks the Northern Irish coast. In the series, this setting may be recognized as Dragonstone. Corbet: There was some filming going on in this small village in County Down, Northern Ireland ahead of the new season. There are rumors swirling that Corbet will depict Riverrun. Castle Ward: Scenes from Winterfell were shot at this magnificent location located near Strangford in County Down. It featured as part of Ned Stark’s home and had a lot of on-screen time in the first two seasons Ballintoy Harbour: This small fishing harbour, also known as a raised beach, is located in the scenic village of Ballintoy. This is where scenes with Pyke and the Iron Islands are filmed The Dark Hedges: This long avenue of Beech trees planted in the 18th century attracts tourist from across the world. In the Game of Thrones, it is the stretch of road connecting to King’s Landing. Larrybane:  Scenes from The Stormlands were filmed here, including the memorable Renly Baratheon’s war camp. Located at Larrybane is the very famous rope bridge known as Carrick-A-Rede Tollymore Forest Park: In earlier seasons, this is the location where Ned Stark discovered the dire wolves and also where a family of dead Wildings were discovered by a member of the Night’s Watch. This 1600-acre beautiful park situated nearby to Newcastle – in County down – is surrounded by rivers, bridges and lush flora and fauna. Cushendun Caves: Better known as The Stormlands on Game of Thrones, these caves are situated in the coastal village of Cushendun. Inch Abbey: this ruined monastic located in County Down is the place where Robb Stark’s camp was located and it is also where he was proclaimed the King in the North.

From Winterfell to the Iron Islands, see Northern Ireland through the eyes of Stark while travelling in a motorhome!

Iceland

Grjótagjá: This serene natural hot spring served as a filming location for the fifth episode in the third season of Game of Thrones which focused on Jon Snow and Ygritte Vatnajökull: This national park serves as the backdrop which the cold weather scenes are shot in this epic series. It is also known as one of the largest icecaps in Europe. Svinafellsjökull: This Icelandic jewel represented the Fist of the First Men and also Frostfangs in the series. Höfðabrekka: Scenes featuring Jon Snow venturing into Frostfang mountains were filmed at this location in the Southern region of Iceland. Dimmuborgir: This lava field location is close to the previously mentioned Grjótagjá, and according to legend, it serves as a connection between earth and hell. Game of Thrones fans will recognize this location as the Wildling Camp. Thingvellir National Park: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the home of “Dragon glass” and also featured the journey of Arya and Sandor Clegane in Westeros in season four.

Watch out for the three eyed raven whilst touring the snowy and picturesque Iceland in a motorhome!

Croatia

Klis Fortress: This medieval fortress is positioned above the village Klis. This is the city of Meereen where Daenerys freed the slaves.

Split: In the fifth season, scenes featuring Lannister were filmed at this site. It is also used as the location of King’s Landing.

Dubrovnik: This Croatian city is located on the Adriatic Sea. This is where King’s landing, the capital of Seven Kingdoms is located. Just outside this city lies Lovrijenac Fortress which is also known as The Red Keep in the series.

Ston: In the Southern part of Croatia, a short distance from Dubrovnik, lies the Walls of Ston which represent the fortifications in King’s Landing.

Sibenik: This town was featured in the fifth season as one of the Free Cities, Braavos.

Lokrum: This island not too far from Dubrovnik stars as Qarth where the dragon mother’s story is centered around in the second season. Trsteno Arboretum: This small village situated by the sea and close to Dubrovnik serves as the gardens of King’s Landing. Krka National Park: This setting serves as the backdrop for various scenes across the Seven Kingdoms. Located close to Split, this serene park is the home of beautiful stream and dazzling waterfalls.

Follow the Mother of Dragons across Croatia in a campervan and enjoy the freedom and flexibility it affords you!

Spain

Seville: Situated in the south of Spain lies Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Scenes in the fifth season of Game of Thrones were shot here; specifically, the Water Gardens of Dorne, the House of Martell.

Osuna: Scenes from Danzak’s Pit in Meereen City were filmed in a small town called Osuna located in Seville.

Cordoba: Also scenes depicting the long bridge of Volantis were shot at the Roman bridge in Cordoba, Andalusia.

Almeria: Located in southern Spain, Almeria houses a fortified compound known as the Alcazaba. This location was utilized, according to speculation, as the kingdom of Dorne.

Alhamilla mountains: Also in this same region, filming was done at the Alhamilla mountains which was used as the home-base of the Dothrakis.

Peñiscola: This fortified town popularly known as the Gibraltar of Valencia is located in the Valencian region of Spain. In the sixth season, it plays the role of Meereen. Canet de Mar, Barcelona: To the north of Barcelona sits the magnificent Santa Florentina Castle in Canet de Mar. This location will represent Horn hill, the house of Samwell Tarly  in the sixth season.

Girona: This new location is said to be used in the new season as cast and production crews were present for a few days of shooting at not only the historical Girona Cathedral, but also the Arab Baths and Jewish Quarter. Word on the street is that this location will be used to depict Braavos.

Besalú: The medieval walls of Besalú will be Highgarden during the sixth season of Game of Thrones,. This charming village is located near Girona.

Guadalajara: This location in central Spain is also known as the fortress of Spain’s Siberia hosts the magnificent Zafra Castle which will play the role of the Tower of Joy.

Bardenas Reales: This rocky semi-desert town located in Navarra, on the north eastern region of Spain is also a new filming location for the series. Major scenes featuring mother of dragons is said to be filmed here for the coming season.

Hire a motorhome and discover Meereen first hand, and travel through the largest of the three Slaver’s cities

Malta

Gozo Island: Gozo is one of the 21 islands that make up the Maltese archipelago. The massive limestone arch called the Azure Window was the filming site for Daenerys and Khal Drogo’s wedding.

Verdala Palace: This opulent palace in the Buskett Gardens serves as the fictional house of Illyrio Mopatis.

Mdina: Located in the North of Malta is this medieval-esque city also known as the Silent City. In the earlier seasons of Game of Thrones, it was used as the filming location for King’s Landing until it was later changed to Dubrovnik.

Fort Manoel: This brilliant fort is situated in Manoel Island in Gżira, Malta. In the Game of Thrones series, this location is known as the Great Sept of Baelor where King Joeffrey slayed Ned Stark.

Fort Ricasoli: This magnificent fortification is located in the scenic village of Kalkara, Malta and may be recognized as the Red Keep Gate in King’s Landing.

Drive through King’s Landing and discover breathtaking Malta in a campervan!

Morocco

Ouarzazate: Located in the Drâa-Tafilalet region of southern Morocco is Ouarzazate. In the series, it played the role of Pentos, the location of Daenerys Targaryen exile. Essaouira: This historical coastal town formerly known as Mogador is located in the west of Morocco. Astapor and certain King’s Landing scenes featuring Daenerys Targaryen were filmed here. Aït Benhaddou: This fortified city is made up of six forts and roughly fifty palaces, all made of earthen clay. Game of Thrones fans will recognize this location as Yunkai, the biggest of the Free cities.

Feel like Daenerys as you travel through Morocco’s historical cities by motorhome

Scotland

Doune Castle: This fourteenth century castle appeared in the first episode of Game of Thrones as Winterfell and is one of the most well preserved great halls in Scotland


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