This infographic by travel agency Lawrence of Morocco reveals the true locations used in the hit HBO TV series Game of Thrones. The main headquarters is at Paint Hall studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where most of the interior sets are housed; the better part of location shooting also takes place in Northern Ireland, but many other European countries, and even Africa, have been used as well.


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Most locations have benefited from increased tourism due to the publicity, but not everyone has been pleased. It is rumored that Maltese officials complained that protected habitats were damaged during the filming, forcing future shooting to move to Croatia in season 2. Laws involving the transportation of animals have also required filming in the USA (Season 3, “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”), and Canada (Season 5, scenes involving a Direwolf).

Have you been to Westeros? Post your photos if you have, or vote on your favorite locations below!

More info: Game Of Thrones Wiki (h/t: businessinsider)

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#1 King's Landing: Dubrovnik, Croatia

King's Landing: Dubrovnik, Croatia

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#2 Braavos: Sibenik, Croatia

Braavos: Sibenik, Croatia

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#3 Royal Palace Of Dorne: Real Alcázar Palace, Seville, Spain

Royal Palace Of Dorne: Real Alcázar Palace, Seville, Spain

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captaingrumpy 1 year ago

Looks like a nice hotel.

#4 The Road From King's Landing: Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

The Road From King's Landing: Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland

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captaingrumpy 1 year ago

Only in daylight thank you.

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#5 North Of Westeros: Thingvellir, Iceland

North Of Westeros: Thingvellir, Iceland

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#6 Long Bridge Of Volantis: The Roman Bridge, Cordoba, Spain

Long Bridge Of Volantis: The Roman Bridge, Cordoba, Spain

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#7 Pentos: Ouarzazate, Morocco

Pentos: Ouarzazate, Morocco

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captaingrumpy 1 year ago

looks just like a child's sand castle

#8 Winterfell: Doune Castle

Winterfell: Doune Castle

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captaingrumpy 1 year ago

Heating bill would be enormous

#9 Daenery's And Dragos Wedding: Azure Window, Malta

Daenery's And Dragos Wedding: Azure Window, Malta

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MariaChrysandreou 1 year ago

The wedding could have been shot in Cyprus at Pafos !!

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#10 Meereen: Kliss Fortress, Croatia

Meereen: Kliss Fortress, Croatia

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