Booking.com Spotlights Magnificent Real-World Game of Thrones Filming Location Getaways
With the highly anticipated season six premiere of the hit TV series Game of Thrones just over a week away, fans are on the edge of their thrones ready for the action, drama, and stunning backdrops this season is sure to deliver.
For those die-hard fans looking to fully embrace the Game of Thrones experience, the realms of Westeros and Essos are not as unreachable as you might think. In fact, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, offers fans exceptional stays and experiences authentic to their favorite show in breathtaking destinations worthy of the Seven Kingdoms.
Travel to the spectacular coastlines of Northern Ireland or the picturesque mountainside towns of eastern Spain, both of which served as new primary production locations for the upcoming season and are reported to feature prominently as notable show locations such as King’s Landing, Riverrun, Braavos and beyond!
Booking.com scoured these filming locations and identified a selection of stunning and unique accommodations sure to delight fans wishing to vacation like a Lannister.
Narrow Water Castle, Self-Catering Apartment, Newry, Northern Ireland
This 16th century tower house located in County Down offers guests a self-catering two-bedroom apartment in the original hub of the castle, which is situated on a beautiful sprawling estate that includes an equestrian center.
The nearby town of Corbet is reported to have served as the filming location for Riverrun in the upcoming season.
Ballygally Castle, Hotel, Ballygally, Northern Ireland
Renowned as the only remaining 17th century building used as a residence in Northern Ireland, this storied hotel overlooks Ballygally Bay. The property grounds feature a large garden and terrace, as well as a dungeon which is long-rumored to be haunted.
This beautiful stretch of County Antrim coast—from Larne to the south to Glenarm to the north—served as filming locations for the upcoming season.
Beachview Cottage, Self-Catering Cottage, Cushendun, Northern Ireland
This charming property is situated in the tiny coastal village of Cushendun on County Antrim’s north shore at the foot of the Glendun and Glencorp valleys. It features unrivaled scenic views of Cushendun Bay and the regions lush rolling hills.
A stretch along an old stone railway bridge and quarry at Knocklayde Mountain served as a filming location for the upcoming season.
Nestled between the eastern foot of Spain’s Pyrenees mountain range and the Mediterranean Sea, cities throughout the province of Girona hosted weeks of filming for the sixth season of Game of Thrones, taking full advantage of the region’s remarkable landscape and architecture. It’s reported that scenes depicting Braavos, King’s Landing and Oldtown were focused on in Girona.
Hotel Castell d’Emporda, Hotel, La Bisbal d’Emporda, Spain
Featuring all the magic of a thousand-year old castle with modern day design and amenities, this hotel is classically decorated with furniture and textiles chosen by its owners during their worldwide travels.
AS Palau dels Alemanys, Aparthotel, Girona, Spain
Once a 13th century Domus and former bishop’s palace, this aparthotel has been stylishly renovated to highlight its original features and offer its guests all the modern comforts one deserves while on vacation.
Castell de Llaes, Self-Catering Holiday Home, Llaes, Spain
This authentically restored 10th century castle’s self-catering guest rooms feature wood beam ceilings, stone walls and terracotta floors. Astonishing scenic views can be enjoyed from many of the guest rooms, or while relaxing on the balcony, patio or terrace.
Mas Valenti 1511, Country House, Vall-Llobrega, Spain
With a rich history dating back more than 500 years, this striking country house has been refurbished to accommodate up to 12 guests in a fully equipped, modern space situated on 10 acres of land and nearby 20 breathtaking beaches.
Can Mateu de La Creu, Country House, Cruilles, Spain
Located on seven acres of beautifully landscaped property between the Emporda plains and Gavarres hills, this early 18th century country home maintains the classic aesthetic in place throughout the village of Cruilles—stone walls and terracotta tile roofs.