Greetings from the North!
If you are a Game of Thrones (GOT) fan, you probably are familiar with the greeting above. However if you haven’t seen GOT, here’s a little background into it.
Game of Thrones is an adaptation of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, which is George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels. It is set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the continent of Essos. The series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm’s noble families for the Iron Throne, while other families fight for independence from it.
To fully appreciate the Game of Thrones locations below, you have to understand the stories behind them and to do so; you have to watch the series.
Below are the Game of thrones locations you can actually visit in real life.
Game of Thrones Locations to Visit
Castle Ward is the actual location of the fictitious Winterfell castle, home to the Stark family. It is located near the village of Strangford, in County Down, Northern Ireland. Castle Ward is a major attraction for tourists and one of the most visited Game of Thrones location.
Roman Bridge of Cordoba
The real location of the long bridge of Volantis is the Roman bridge of Cordoba which is located in Spain. The Roman bridge of Cordoba does not exactly look like the long bridge of Volantis. This is because the long bridge of Volantis through the use of Computer generated Imagery (CGI) had buildings and market placed on it.
Gaztelugatxe is a small island on the coast of Biscay belonging to the municipality of Bermeo, Basque Country. Basque Country is located in Northern Spain. Gaztelugatxe is Game of thrones location of Dragonstone which is the ancestral seat of the House of Targaryen.
This is the game of thrones location for Meereen. Meereen is the place where Daenerys Targaryen liberated the slaves that became part of her people. Klis Fortress is near Split in Croatia.
This is known as the Kings road in the series. It’s the road Arya traveled when she was disguised as a boy to escape Kings Landing. The real location is the Dark Hedges which is located in Northern Ireland and is one of the most popular attractions there.
Plaza de Toros
This is the location used for the fighting pit of Meereen. It is located in Osuna, Spain.
Iceland was used for several Game of thrones locations for most of the scenes in the North of the wall. These locations span from Reykjavik up to Höfðabrekka.
Dubrovnik is located in Croatia and is the series location of Kings Landing which is the Capital of Westeros, the home of the Lannisters.
If you are a Game of Thrones fan, it will be exciting to visit at least one of these places. It could be a well-planned vacation with friends or family. You can plan your trip by getting cheap flights on www.travelstart.com.ng to any of the locations mentioned.
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