The Greatest 'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations

“Game of Thrones” is a hugely successful television adaptation of George R.R.Martin's book series “A Song of Ice and Fire”. The show airs on HBO and its first season was well received by fans and critics alike. With season 2 scheduled in April 2012, we, as mega-fans of the “Seven Kingdoms of Westeros”, have brought you a list of the most beautiful locations where the scenes were shot. Lots of the shooting was done in Northern Ireland stunning locations. Castle Ward and Doune Castle are the most important because they served as “Winterfell”. Malta and its medieval character, walled city of Mdina and the island of Gozo served as “King's Landing” in season 1. However, after some complications the locations have been replaced by Croatia and the area around the city of Dubrovnik. Active glaciers, waterfalls, high mountains and pristine nature of Iceland – that's the world beyond “The Wall”!

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By , Feb 2012

Old Town Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik
  • Stari grad Dubrovnik

    The heart of the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and a must-see for any visitor. Walk the small streets and soak up the atmosphere.

  • Giant's Causeway

    One of United Kingdom's greatest natural monuments. The shapes of the stones found here really are curious.

  • Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður

    Europe's largest national park. See the glaciers, waterfalls and Iceland's highest mountain here. An adventurous day out.

  • Knežev dvor

    Find out about the life of the most powerful men in the city through the building's ex­tensive collection of items.

  • Azure Window

    One of the best vistas on the islands. Take your photos while you can – the arch will soon disappear because of the sea.

  • Tvrđava Lovrijenac

    Overlooking the entire city, the fort was a crucial defence point. Nowadays, it's a visitor magnet and a theater.

  • Tvrđava Minčeta

    The highest point in the city walls and the symbol of Dubrovnik's fre­edom. Was meant to be square, but was changed to round shape.

  • Otok Lokrum

    Take a short trip by boat to Dubrovnik's most beautiful island and enjoy a day out in the Dead Sea Lake or the old monastery.

  • Palača Sponza

    A marvellous Gothic-Renaissance building and the ground for the opening ceremony of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

  • Doune Castle

    The majestic Late-Gothic castle is truly a stunning sight. Provides a special treat for Monty Python fans – audioguides narrated by one of the members.

  • Tvrđava Bokar

    Late Middle Ages two-store fortress and a key point in the defence of the city. Houses a collection of rare stones.

  • Fort St. Angelo

    The witness of the Knights' heroic opposition against the Saracens. The lower half of the fort is open to public.

  • Forti Rikażli

    A large fortification built by the Knights of Malta in the 17th century as part of the defensive system to protect Grand Harbour.

  • Castle Ward

    Learn about life in the Victorian era at this splendorous mansion. Note how Gothic clashes with Classical style here.

  • San Anton Palace & Gardens

    The former summer residence of the Knights' Grandmaster. Only the vast gardens are open to public. Some trees are over 300 years old.

  • Benediktinski samostan

    It is said that the monks cursed the island when they were forced to leave it. Their monastery still remains as a memory of those times.

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