Game of Thrones – Ireland – Shanes Castle

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The tournament scene for the pilot episode of “Game of Thrones” was filmed in Northern Ireland. For the location, the famous “Shane Casle Estates” were used. These estates are also known for their “red hand” legend… spooky…

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Redhall Estate

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In “Game of Thrones” you can find the Inn at the crossroads in Northern Ireland. The private estate that the production company used is “Redhall Estate“. you can actualy book this place for weddings… so if you are a real GoT fan and want to get married in a nice location, why not there…

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Cushendun Caves

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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.

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Carncastle

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Near the glens in the county of Antrim that were used for the Dothraki sea, lies Carncastle (aka Cairncastle). In the HBO series “Game of Thrones”, this castle was used as Winterfel.

The mountains above the castle are used in season one, here Ned Stark executed Will.

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Glens of Antrim

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A mythical place by itself are the “Glens of Antrim” in Northern Ireland. 9 glens strech over an area of 80 miles. Some can be seen in the popular HBO series “Game of Thrones”. In season three, they were used as Dothraki Sea.

Other location in Ireland include: Murlough Bay,

Game of Thrones – Ireland – Murlough Bay

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The National Nature Reserve “Murlough Bay“, in North Ireland is the location for Iron Island in season 3 of “”Game of Thrones”. The first three seasons of “Game of Thrones” use many different locations in the North of Ireland. Like the Glens of Antrim.

Game of Thrones – Spain – Roman bridge of Córdoba

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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.

Game of Thrones – Spain – Osuna

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In the South of Spain, another location for”Game of Thrones” can be found. The location of Danzar’s Pit is a large Bull Fighting arena in Osuna, erected around 1902. It seats about 6500 spectators!

Other Spanish locations include Seville and Girona.

Game of Thrones – Spain

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Seville

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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.

Game of Thrones – Iceland – Thingvellir

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Game of Thrones - Iceland

Game of Thrones – Iceland


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!).