Game of Thrones, the bloodiest, sexiest, dragoniest show to ever hit our premium channels, may be fantastical, but the dramatic sets are almost entirely real. Location scouts wandered all over Europe looking for real places that could bring George R.R. Martin’s epic to life.
They found them in both well-known and obscure areas of the U.K, Scotland, and Mediterranean coast. Here’s where Tyrion, Jon Snow, and Dany have been hanging out. Here’s a quick look at some of the locations you can visit in the real world. Scroll down for more details and how you can visit.
- The North: The show filmed in Iceland at Lake Myvatn, Esjan Mountain and around Reykjavik.
- Winterfell: The show used Scotland’s Doune Castle and areas near Edinburgh
- King’s Landing: The show filmed in Croatia, including in Dubrovnik
- Essos: Malta on the island of Gozo
- The King’s Road: Northern Ireland and used The Dark Hedges
If you want to visit some of the places Game of Thrones actually filmed, here are some options.