Though perhaps best known for its gory death scenes, HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones actually scores high on many production elements, from its intricate costumes to its awesome special effects.
As travelers and wanderlusters, though, our eyes go straight to the gorgeous locations around the world used for filming. With Season 5 now over and summer officially here, it’s time to pack your bags and tour some of the locations behind your favorite show:
This beech tree-lined road was used in the show as the Kings Road and the Dark Hedges of Armoy.
Also known as the Long Bridge of Volantis on the show, The Roman Bridge of Cordoba was actually built by the Romans in the 1st Century BC.
Featured as the city of Yunkai in the third season of Game of Thrones, this ancient fortified city has also starred in more than 20 Hollywood films, including Gladiator and The Mummy.
This tuff ring volcano in the Lake Myvatin region of northern Iceland will be familiar to GoT fans as the Beyond the Wall area of Westeros.
Perched above the Adriatic Sea, this fortress was featured extensively in the second and third seasons as a location for scenes in the Kings Landing and Red Keep.
Hanging over the Mediterranean sea on the coast of the Maltese island of Gozo, this limestone arch was featured in the first season of Game of Thrones as the location of the Dothraki wedding.
7. Game of Thrones Exhibition
For those of you who really want to experience the gore, you can get an up-close look at the costumes and props at the traveling Game of Thrones Exhibition, featured here at Bergdorf Goodman in New York, NY.