Game of Thrones

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The Plot

Game of Thrones has it all: powerful families, kings and queens and mystical creatures all fighting for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the Iron Throne. A captivating story of medieval fantasy has gripped fans around the world and fast became HBO’s most-popular and most-expensive show.

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Shows Released

2001 – 2019

Filming Locations

Croatia, Iceland, Northern Ireland and Spain

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Landmarks and Locations

  • Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland – Winterfell
  • Thingvellir National Park, Iceland – North of the Wall
  • Grjotagja, Iceland – Jon Snow and Ygritte’s cave
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia – King’s Landing
  • Split, Croatia – Meereen
  • Seville, Spain – Dorne
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Why You Should Visit

Have your own epic adventure and visit the locations used for filming cult-classic, Game of Thrones. As soon as a real-life location is used in the series, it seems that tourists flock in their thousands to see it for themselves. Visit now ahead of a surge of visitors in 2019, and Game of Thrones’ final season.

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  • Did You Know?

    It’s reported that Game of Thrones brings an estimated £150m to Northern Ireland in tourism. Meanwhile, the series has been responsible for a 10% annual growth in tourism in Dubrovnik. And, perhaps most impressively, there has been a 386% growth in tourism in Iceland from 2010 to 2018, considered to be spurred in part by its role in Game of Thrones.

  • Did You Know?

    The names Khaleesi, Arya, Tyrion, Brienne, Sansa, Bran, Sandor, and Theon saw a rise in popularity after Game of Thrones began airing.

  • Did You Know?

    The first season of Game of Thrones saw a cost of $6 million per episode, by season seven, due to air in 2019, this is predicted to have risen to $15 million per episode.

  • Did You Know?

    There are at least 15 official Game of Thrones tours to show tourists where these scenes were shot.

  • Did You Know?

    These tours have seen tens of thousands of visitors over the last five years.