The drama about warring noble families just came back for its seventh season, and the scenes are just as gorgeous as ever thanks to its on-location shoots. Our friends over at Condé Nast Traveler rounded up the series’ most iconic filming locations. Here are some of our favorites:
From Daenerys’ homeland Dragonstone, which was filmed in Spain’s Basque Country, to Dorne’s Water Palace of Sunspear, which is housed in Seville, Spain hosts many of the series’ crucial scenes. Lyanna Stark’s storyline was filmed in Spain too, between Madrid and Barcelona. Are you a Dothraki fan? The Dothraki Sea was filmed using the 104,000-acre Bardenas Reales. Read more about each filming location here; then browse these Spain rentals.
A stunning backdrop, Croatia plays a pivotal role in bringing King’s Landing to life. Old Town, Dubrovnik has been the stand-in for King’s Landing since season two. It’s also where the House of the Undying scenes were filmed, and twenty minutes north, you’ll find the King’s Landing palace gardens. Croatia is also where Arya Stark’s Braavos explorations were filmed, in the old town of Šibenik. Read more about each filming location here; then browse these Croatia rentals.
Ireland is another hot spot for Game of Thrones tourists. The rocky Northern Irish coastline serves as the filming location for the Iron Islands, home of the Greyjoys. It also served as the site for Castle Black back in season one and scenes that took place North of the Wall with the wildlings and White Walkers. Read more about each filming location here; then browse these Ireland rentals.
In the real life Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find Yunkai, one of the Slaver’s Bay city-states that Daenerys unchains with the help of the Unsullied. Read more about the filming location here; then browse these Morocco rentals.