If the Game of Thrones season finale left you shocked and wanting more, we’ve got just what you need. Here are 7 Game of Thrones filming locations across the globe that would make the most epic honeymoon destination. From rolling hillsides, to coastal cities and of course frozen sceneries. We promise no spoilers, just the most breathtaking landscapes!
1. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Home of King’s Landing since season two, this city’s Old Town is simply spectacular. Imagine yourself recreating Cersei’s walk of shame down the steps in front of the Church of St. Ignatius or roaming through the city to Pile Gate which acts as the entrance to King’s Landing’s Old Town. If that’s not enough to entice you, take a boat ride to Lukrum island, ride a cable car or visit the many museums Dubrovnik has to offer.
2. Kirkjufell, Iceland
If you’re willing to go beyond the wall, then Kirkjufell or Arrowhead Mountain is the place to go. It plays the backdrop for the stand against the Night King in all its icy glory. Outside the world of GoT it’s the perfect location to watch Iceland’s famous northern lights and even sight some native polar bears. What’s not to love?
3. Magheramorne, Northern Ireland
Magheramorne and in particular Magheramorne Quarry plays the site for Castle Black (with help of CGI!) in season two and most recently was the home to the fishing village north of the wall. If you’re after the ends of the Earth than this is a honeymoon destination for you.
4. Šibenik, Croatia
Another spectacular filming location in Croatia, Šibenik is home to Arya Stark’s Braavos. Explore the picturesque alleyways and old town plaza’s, or visit the heritage listed Cathedral of St. James.
5. Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
Ballymoney is home to the famous Dark Hedges. Originally intended as a feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to Gracehill House, these age old beech trees are the location for King’s Road. It’ll make the ultimate background to honeymoon pics – don’t you think?
6. Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco
Morocco has long played a background for many a film and television shows so it’s no surprise it is one of the filming locations for GoT. Ait Ben Haddou a 17th century city in between Marrakech and the Sahara is the backdrop for Yunkai, the city that Daenerys unchains the slaves. Off screen is a beautiful heritage site whose upper levels are still ised by the royal family. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence
7. Alcázar of Seville, Spain
The lavish royal palace at the center of the city is one of the city’s most loved tourist attraction and sets the stage of Dorne’s Water Palace of Sunspear. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence. Though the palace is Seville‘s biggest tourist attraction, the cast and crew got permission to shut half of it down to film crucial scenes.
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Article written by Alison Donnellan