Game of Thrones may be over, but the hit TV show’s legacy still lives on. From the multi-faceted story to the fascinating characters, there’s no end to what made this show so fantastic. One aspect to the show that stands out is the stunning variety of settings. Utilizing on-site filming for many scenes allowed GOT to create a truly immersive Westeros. If you’re a GOT superfan, put yourself right into the action at these GOT locations you could visit.
Walk around where the Starks call home at Castle Ward in Northern Ireland. This was the filming location for a variety of Winterfell scenes, especially in Season 1 when the story was just beginning. The castle grounds are well prepped for visitors, and they offer tours that will guide you through 20 filming locations throughout the area. For an even more immersive experience, you can do everything from practicing your archery like Bran to meeting the actual dogs that played direwolves Summer and Grey Wind.
Home to the eponymous Iron Throne itself, King’s Landing saw a huge amount of action throughout the entire series. Filmed in the sprawling Croatian city of Dubrovnik, both the overview of the city and specific locations were centerpieces in GOT. Simply walking through the streets will transport you to King’s Landing, and you can take it a step further with a visit to the market place, the Red Keep Gate, and Littlefinger’s brothel. There’s seemingly no end to GOT’s stamp on this charming city.
If you want to find these hauntingly beautiful trees in real life, you’ve got to visit the Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland. Best of all, there’s no need to pay an entrance fee—it’s an open and functioning road, which means you can take your time meandering through the curving trees. Retrace Arya’s steps back in Season 2, right at the beginning of her epic storyline.
The lush, ornate land of Dorne is equally beautiful in real life, and it’s a GOT location you can freely visit. The Alcázar of Seville is an over 700-year-old royal palace, and it’s the oldest European castle still in use. The grounds extend in every direction and feature intricate architecture and lush greenery. Within them, you’ll find four filming locations. The Hall of Ambassadors, Mercury’s Pond, the Baths of Maria de Padilla, and the Gardens all hosted their share of GOT screen time, and each is immediately recognizable.