In the very North of Northern Ireland, lie the Caves of Cushendun. The production team of “Game of Thrones” used this location in season two of the very popular TV-show.
The 247 meter long Roman bridge of Córdoba, dating back to the first century BC was used in “Game of Thrones” (S05 2015). It depicted “the Long bridge of Volantis”. It has Islamic (mostly Moorish) archetecture, which prooved usefull for the show.
The production team of “Game of Thrones”went all over Europe to find the most beautifull locations for the TV series. For the Royal Palace of Dorne, they went to Seville (Spain) to the Real Alcázar de Seville. It is open to visitors so definitely worth visiting if you are a fan of the series (or history).
The town of Braavos is in fact, Girona.
For “Game of Thrones”they did not only go North of the Wall, but also to the North of Europe. In Iceland they found the beautifull national park Thingvellir, where the exterior sceres “North of the Wall” were shot (as well as a bloody battle!).
A fortified city in the middle of the dessert, Aït-Ben-Haddou is on the UNESCO world heritage list. And even though at is a world famous monument, it has been seen in many, many films and TV productions. Recently in “Game of Thrones”, but it has also been used in : “The Jewel of the Nile”, “The Living Daylights”, “The Last Temptation of Christ”, “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Kundun”, “The Mummy (1999)”, “Gladiator (film)”, “Alexander”, “Dunya en Desie in Marokko”, “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” and “Babel”.
In 1974 a small crew went to scotland to film their movie “The Holy Grail”. The National Trust of Scotland gave them permission to film at several location, but denied them that shortly before filming. With very little time to find alternative locations, Doune Castle was chosen. This one castle became the location for Camelot, Castle Anthrax and Swamp Castle. The hilarious film became a great succes.
If you go and visit this Castle, you can take the audio tour by Terry Jones, one of the original Pythons!
In 2015, this Castle turned from the famous Camelot to the also famous Winterfell for the TV series “Game of Thrones”, who decided to come and film here as well.