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Game Of Thrones Locations

11 real life places "Game of Thrones" uses to create Westeros.

Northern Ireland

Magheramorne Quarry

Magheramorne Quarry - This old limestone quarry is used for Castle Black and The Wall. George R.R. Martin described the area as "cold," "damp," and "miserable".

The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges - This tree tunnel planted in the 18th century is used for the King's Road.

Downhill Strand and Mussenden Temple

Downhill Strand and Mussenden Temple - This coastal area and 120-ft cliff is transformed into Dragonstone.

Castle Ward

Castle Ward - Winterfell was created in this 820 acre castle in County Down.

Ballintoy Harbour

Ballintoy Harbour - This area was used as Pyke, one of the Iron Islands of House Greyjoy.


Grjotagja Cave

Grjotagja Cave - Here's where Jon Snow broke his vow of celibacy with Ygritte.

Lake Myvatn

Lake Myvatn - This area just south of the Arctic Circle is what's Beyond the Wall. The crew only had about 4 hours of daylight to work with each day.



Dubrovnik - This walled city on the Adriatic Sea is used as King's Landing.


Girona - The Medieval Quarter was used as the backdrop for the Free City of Braavos.

Castillo de Zafra

Castillo de Zafra - This 12th century castle was used to film the Tower of joy in Bran's vision

Alcazar of Seville

Alcazar of Seville - This royal palace in Seville was used as the Water Gardens of Drone. As a UNESCO site, the palace is usually off limits for film shoots.