With just days before the final series of Game of Thrones airs, you’d be forgiven if your mind is currently in the wilderness of Winterfell or the exotic gardens of Dorne - but you can do more than just dream about these fictional lands. All the settings were based on, and filmed in, very real locations.
Inevitably, as the show's air date draws closer, interest in travelling to the real Westeros has increased; flight comparison site Jetcost found that searches for flights to Game of Thrones filming locations increased by up to 240% in March. Similarly, Google Trends data revealed that searches for ‘Where is Game of Thrones filmed?’ increased by 180% in the past 30 days, while in the last week alone, searches for 'Game of Thrones filming locations’ was up 250%.
If set-jetting is your idea of an idyllic holiday, you’ll be impressed by the otherworldly backdrops that are undeniably as beautiful without the CGI. On these inspiring getaways, the likes of Yunkai, the Kingsroad and Eastwatch-by-the-Sea can be found without venturing too far, while you experience the finer things in life: think country spa hotels, Michelin-starred dining and villas with sparkling sea views.
From Northern Ireland to Croatia, these are the Game of Thrones locations to visit on a unique set-location holiday…
Alcazar of Seville, Spain
Seville’s enchanting palace, home to verdant gardens and Instagrammable tiles, was the setting for Dorne, the southernmost part of Westeros. Chosen for its sunshine and truly exotic feel, the Andalucian palace is lavish, regal and a captivating attraction you must visit on a trip to Seville.
While the GoT crew were able to shut down half of the Moorish fortress for filming, you may have to share your visit with a few other tourists. Jet off to the sunny Spanish destination with BA and stay at the opulent Hotel Alfonso VII which is fit for a king or queen. Book with britishairways.com.