As everyone’s favourite show come close to its end, many will miss its amazing locations and otherworldly destinations. However, many of those interesting places are not so far away, with most being just a plane journey away from being your next Game of Thrones holiday. So, to help you plan ahead here are six Game of Thrones locations you can visit right now.
Famed for its amazing Mediterranean coasts and historical sites, Malta is used for many of the Kings Landing scenes from multiple episodes of the show. You might also recognise the stunning backdrops from the early wedding of Daenerys and Khal Drogo. Due to Malta being a popular filming destination there are many film-based tours that include Game of Thrones, so you’ll have no trouble starting your Westeros journey.
If you’ve ever seen a city in Game of Thrones and thought, I would love to walk those streets, then you should visit Croatia. With so many different sites of the show to enjoy you can make your life easier with organised tours that will do all the planning for you. All you have to is remember your camera—you will definitely need it.
During Season 3 of the show, Daenerys spent much of her time in the slave city of Astapor, which is better known in the real world as Morocco. Although there are not many tours that focus on Game of Thrones locations, you can easily find your destination with all the filming taking place in the south of the country. This allows you to discover the stunning sites of the show all on your own while enjoying an amazing adventure.
Not all of the amazing destinations in the show are in warmer climates with most of the places “north of the wall” being filmed in Iceland. Many shows have used the almost-alien landscapes for their visuals, the most recent being the blockbuster Rogue One. While your first thought might be that this is too cold for a holiday, you would be doing yourself a disservice, as Iceland will offer sites that you’ll not see anywhere else in the world. Also, with the show set to have even more scenes in the north before its end, you could be lucky enough to visit them before they hit the small screen.
One of the most stunning places that has been brought to life in the episodes of Game of Thrones is the kingdom of Dorne. A place of beauty and decadence, this is truly a holiday paradise. After enjoying the amazing weather, you can even head to cooler climates and check out sites from more recent episodes that have been used for Dargonstone in Madrid. Or you can stay in the south and visit the famous Castillo de Almodóvar del Río, which was used for the recently seen castle named Highgarden.
With the most popular and long-suffering family being the Starks, you might want to visit many of what made them the centre of many of the story arcs in the show. Full tours of “Winterfell”, featuring 20 locations, start from Castle Ward, a National Trust property that filled in for the ancestral home of the Stark family giving the opportunity to see where everything all began.