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The Greatest 'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations

“Game of Thrones” is a hugely successful television adaptation of George R.R.Martin's book series “A Song of Ice and Fire”. The show airs on HBO and its first season was well received by fans and critics alike. With season 2 scheduled in April 2012, we, as mega-fans of the “Seven Kingdoms of Westeros”, have brought you a list of the most beautiful locations where the scenes were shot. Huge part of the shooting was done in Northern Ireland's stunning locations. Castle Ward and the Doune Castle are the most important ones because they were used to portray “Winterfell”. Malta and its medieval character, the walled city of Mdina and the island of Gozo were transformed into “King's Landing” in season 1. However, due to certain complications the shooting was moved to Croatia and the area around the city of Dubrovnik. Active glaciers, waterfalls, high mountains and the pristine landscape of Iceland – that's the world beyond “The Wall”!

  • Giant's Causeway

    One of United Kingdom's greatest natural monuments. The shapes of the stones found here really are curious.

  • Old Town Dubrovnik

    The heart of the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and a must-see for any visitor. Walk the small streets and soak up the atmosphere.

  • Vatnajökull National Park

    Europe's largest national park. See the glaciers, waterfalls and Iceland's highest mountain here. An adventurous day out.

  • Doune Castle

    The majestic Late-Gothic castle is truly a stunning sight. Provides a special treat for Monty Python fans – audioguides narrated by one of the members.

  • Lovrijenac Fort

    Overlooking the entire city, the fort was a crucial defence point. Nowadays, it's a visitor magnet and a theater.

  • Azure Window

    One of the best vistas on the islands. Take your photos while you can – the arch will soon disappear because of the sea.

  • Minčeta Tower

    The highest point in the city walls and the symbol of Dubrovnik's fre­edom. Was meant to be square, but was changed to round shape.

  • Island of Lokrum

    Take a short trip by boat to Dubrovnik's most beautiful island and enjoy a day out in the Dead Sea Lake or the old monastery.

  • Rector's Palace

    Find out about the life of the most powerful men in the city through the building's ex­tensive collection of items.

  • Fort Bokar

    Late Middle Ages two-store fortress and a key point in the defence of the city. Houses a collection of rare stones.

  • Sponza Palace

    A marvellous Gothic-Renaissance building and the ground for the opening ceremony of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

  • Fort St. Angelo

    The witness of the Knights' heroic opposition against the Saracens. The lower half of the fort is open to public.

  • San Anton Palace & Gardens

    The former summer residence of the Knights' Grandmaster. Only the vast gardens are open to public. Some trees are over 300 years old.

  • Fort Ricasoli

    A large fortification built by the Knights of Malta in the 17th century as part of the defensive system to protect Grand Harbour.

  • Castle Ward

    Learn about life in the Victorian era at this splendorous mansion. Note how Gothic clashes with Classical style here.

  • Benedictine Abbey

    It is said that the monks cursed the island when they were forced to leave it. Their monastery still remains as a memory of those times.

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