7 Spots Every Game of Thrones Fan Needs to Visit

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:

1. The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland

This beech tree-lined road was used in the show as the Kings Road and the Dark Hedges of Armoy.

Trover photo by Randi Lynn

 

2. The Roman Bridge of Cordoba in Cordoba, Spain

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.

Trover photo by Alexander Pieri

 

3. Aït Benhaddou in Morocco

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.

 

4. Hverfjall Volcano in Northern Iceland

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.

Trover photo by Willa

 

5. Fort Lovrijenac in Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.

Trover photo by Project: Forever

 

6. The Azure Window in Gozo, Malta

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.

Trover photo by Bill Dillard

 

BONUS:
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.

Trover photo by Scuba Mami

Need more Game of Thrones travel inspiration? Check out the full list of filming locations here, and don’t forget to share your own discoveries on Trover!