Travel to the World of Game of Thrones

After a year’s long waiting, the sixth season of Game of Thrones finally arrived. We’re sure fanatics of the show can’t wait to visit the shooting locations and experience the magnificent scenes. To present all the scenes in the novel, the crew has traveled around the world to find the best locations.

If you don’t have time to visit all of them, why not start with your favorite house?

Winterfell – Castle Ward

Located in North Ireland, Castle Ward is a mansion built in the 18th century. The popularity of the show has made it a local landmark. Besides Winterfell, it is also the shooting site of Whispering Wood, campsite of Robb Stark and where Brienne and the Starks confronted each other. You are allowed to put on the costumes and walk onto the shooting site to experience the feeling of being a member of House Stark.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

Address: Strangford, Downpatrick, County Down, BT

The Haunted Forest – Tollymore Forest Park

Tollymore Forest Park made its first appearance in season one as the setting of the Haunted Forest. You can walk along the Shimna River, enjoy the view of the giant redwood and pine trees on both sides and have an adventure in the caves. The park owns the oldest tree in Ireland – a spruce originated in 1750. It’s like the heart wood of Tollymore Forest Park, guarding the park and watching its rise and decline. You can find relaxation by walking down the path by the river, camping in the forest or riding a horse through the park.

Photo credit: Flickr Channing Brown
Photo credit: Flickr Channing Brown

Address: Castlewellan, Newcastle, Down, BT

Kingsroad – The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges in Belfast is the setting of Kingsroad. George R.R. Martin’s description of Kingsroad leaves a deep impression to the readers. It’s hard to believe the road to Kind’s Landing is so beautiful in reality. Arya must have lingered here for a long time before she headed back to the north after escaping King’s Landing. The trees on both sides were planted in the 18th century. They are now the favorite natural scenery of photographers in North Ireland.

Photo credit: Flickr subherwal
Photo credit: Flickr subherwal

Address: Bregagh Rd, Ballymoney BT53 8TP, United Kingdom

King’s Landing – The Old City of Dubrovnik

The end of “Kingsroad” in North Ireland is the “King’s Landing” in the Old City of Dubrovnik. Doesn’t it look exactly like the King’s Landing in our imagination? The sweet smell of herbs, the white bed sheets floating among the houses and the busy streets, everything reminds us of King’s Landing. The red keep is also in Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik is one of the heritage sites of UNESCO making it worth a visit. The themed tour of Game of Thrones only makes it more attractive.

Photo credit: Flickr Mark Gregory
Photo credit: Flickr Mark Gregory

Address: County of Dubrovnik-Neretva, Adriatic Coast

Daenerys and Khal Drogo’s wedding – The Azure Window of Gozo

There are two geological wonders on the Gozo island – Azure Window and Blue Grotto. The Azure Window is a natural limestone arch formed by sea water corrosion. Its height of 328 feet is perfect for diving lovers. The limestone cave right below is the Blue Grotto. Go through the 262 feet tunnel and you will be welcomed by octopus’ and sea horses. The crew of the show came back for season five after the memorable season one wedding scene.

Photo credit: Flickr Robert Pittman
Photo credit: Flickr Robert Pittman

Without the connection with Game of Thrones, these breath-taking places are still worth a visit. Go to eGetinnz to secure yourself a room now!

5 thoughts on “Travel to the World of Game of Thrones”

  1. wow, who would have thought that these places really do exist…I am starting to engage myself with the Game of Thrones series.. I’m currently on Season 3 and I still have 2 more seasons to catch up and I just can’t wait for the new season to arrive

  2. I love Game of thrones! Thanks for writing about these places. I love it. I’d love to visit them. It all looks beautiful. Mainly the The Azure Window of Gozo. I love Danaerys, she’s my favourite character. And I love this scenery. So it would be wonderful to visit!

  3. This is so in my bucket list, you have NO IDEA! I love Game of Thrones but I love this places MORE!! Me and my boyfriend are really excited to do this soon as we can! Winterfell – Castle Ward – OMG Ireland yous so pretty!!!

  4. What amazing places you have there! Thumbs up to the specific people who found these gems on earth. Being a game of thrones fan myself I really am amazed with the dark hedges they are truly amazing and one of a kind. I would also love to visit Dubrovnik and visit the city by the sea. It’s old but it is utterly breathtaking!

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