15 iconic 'Game of Thrones' locations and what they look like in real life


15 iconic ‘Game of Thrones’ locations and what they look like in real life

So book your next vacation accordingly

By Kayleigh Roberts  December 19th, 2017

The location used for Game Of Thrones are gorgeous on screen — and here’s all the proof you need that they’re gorgeous in real life, too. If you have always heard tell of the pristine beauty of Iceland but didn’t know for sure, just look to the later seasons of the show for proof. The distinctive rock at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea was filmed at Dyrhólaey in Iceland, while the fight between Brienne of Tarth and The Hound was filmed at Hengill. 

Dragonstone has been one of the main locations on Game of Thrones in the latest season. If you want to visit it in real life, head to Itzurun Beach in Zumaia, Spain. Spend a few more days in the Mediterranean country to explore Dorne’s gorgeous Sunspear in Alcázar of Seville.

15 Game Of Thrones locations in real life

Itzurun Beach

Dragonstone has been one of the main locations on Game of Thrones this season. If you want to visit it in real life, head to Itzurun Beach in Zumaia, Spain.

Stakkholtsgja

The wight attack in Season 7 was filmed at Stakkholtsgja in Iceland.

Dyrhólaey

The distinctive rock at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea was filmed at Dyrhólaey in Iceland.

Alcázar of Seville

Dorne's gorgeous Sunspear exists. It's Alcázar of Seville in Spain.

Hengill

The fight between Brienne of Tarth and The Hound was filmed at Hengill in Iceland.

Ballintoy Harbor

The Iron Islands scenes are filmed in Ballintoy Harbor in Northern Ireland. 

Trsteno

You can feel like Olenna Tyrell and visit the King's Landing Palace Gardens in Trsteno, Croatia.

Itálica

The largest gathering of characters in Game of Thrones history took place at the King's Landing dragonpit. In real life, the scene was filmed in Itálica, Spain.

Magheramorne Quarry

The Castle Black scenes are filmed at Magheramorne Quarry in Nothern Ireland.

Thorufoss

In Season 4, Daenerys' dragon, Drogon, attacks a poor goat by a beautiful waterfall. The waterfall, Thorufoss, is located in Iceland and even more beautiful in real life.

Dubrovnik

Old Town in Dubrovnik, Croatia doubles for Westeros' capital, King's Landing.

Castillo de Zafra

The Tower of Joy (you know, where Jon Snow was born—NBD) is really Castillo de Zafra in Spain.

Thingvellir National Park

The Bloody Gate has shown up several times on Game of Thrones. In real life, those scenes are filmed at Thingvellir National Park in Iceland (and the gate itself is CGI).

Dark Hedges, Ballymoney

If you want to take a walk down King's Road, just visit Dark Hedges in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland

Kirkjufell

The Mountain Shaped Like an Arrowhead has made several appearances on GoT and its real life counterpart in Kirkjufell is absolutely stunning.

From: ELLE UK