Game of Thrones Location Spotting
Forget Winter. Summer is coming.
The new season of Game of Thrones is upon us again – with promise of mythical landscapes, stunning scenery… and dragons.
Love or hate the show, viewers cannot deny the series is visually stunning, and you’ll be pleased to know the beautiful filming locations are not as far away as you think.
Many of the most notable scenes from the show are filmed at visitable destinations in the United Kingdom, Europe and North Africa.
Booking.com has scoured over 800,000 unique accommodations inspired by the series to bring you this top list below. You can visit ‘Braavos’ in Croatia, ‘Dorne’ in Seville or head North of the Wall in Iceland.
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With a private beach, balconies with sea views, 2 restaurants and a spa, this 5-star cliff-hanger is the ideal spot for you to unwind and catch up on some reading with those infamous Games of Thrones novels. Villa Dubrovnik is a 15 minute walk from Dubrovnik’s Old Town where you can find the Stradun Promenade and seaside walls that appear on the TV series set as King’s Landing. Lokrum Island is also just a quick ferry ride away: the filiming location of Qarth.
Just metres away from the famous Bačvice beach, the Hotel Park Split is a traditional first-class hotel in the centre of Split. The hotel has a fully equipped wellness centre, an outdoor pool, a bar and large outdoor terrace the offers an authentically Meditteranean atmosphere. Hotel Park Split is also only a 10 minute walk for the UNESCO-listed Palace of Diocletian, used for several sets in the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
Right in the heart of Šibenik, the Heritage Hotel Life Palace features ornate rooms with beautiful murals on the wall and some with views of the sea. This hotel is located right in the centre of town meaning as soon as you step out of the hotel, you are on the set of Braavos in Game of Thrones.
This converted 18th-century palace is situated just outside Seville's historic Santa Cruz district. Featuring elegant lounges, a sublime restaurant serving traditional Andalusian cuisine and a terrace serving tapas, Hotel Palacio de Villapanés superbly combines original features with wooden floors and stylish modern furniture. Only a 10 minute walk away is the Real Alcázar Palace, the filming location for the Royal Palace of Dorne.
The Hospes Palacio del Bailio occupies a 16th-Century palace in the heart of the ancient city of Córdoba with beautifully arranged gardens and tastefully decorated interiors. Featuring a spa, a restaurant serving Spanish and Asian cuisine, and an outdoor pool, this stunning hotel is certainly not to be missed. The hotel is also just a 20 minute walk from The Roman Bridge of Cordoba, the filming location for the Long Bridge of Volantis in Game of Thrones.
Seljavellir Guesthouse is the perfect location for visiting the Vatnajökull glacier which is often used as a filming location for the North of the Wall scenes in Game of Thrones. With a restaurant, garden, terrace and bar, this perfect little guesthouse is perfect for acting as a staging post for hikes and has easy access to many transport options including the Route 1 Ring Road and Hornafjördur Airport just 0.6 miles away. Höfn town centre is an 8-minute drive away and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is 45 miles from the guest house.
Thingvellir Lake Cottage sits in a stunning lakeside location on the eastern bank of the Thingvellir Lake, often used as a filming location for North of the Wall in Game of Thrones. The cottage features a hot tub and is only 40 miles from Reykjavík. A 30 minute drive away is Thingvellir National Park which provides further filiming locations used for scenes in Game of Thrones and is great for hiking.
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