WARNING: SPOILER ALERT…that is, if you haven’t finished GOT!
The HBO hit television show “Game of Thrones” has cultivated an army of die-hard fans. From weekly viewing parties to cosplay, fans express their “GOT” obsession in unique ways. Some superfans even visit “Game of Thrones” filming locations across the globe in countries such as Spain and Ireland—home to some of the most iconic scenes in the show.
Spain is home to the Alcazar de Seville, also known as the Water Palaces of Dorne to “Game of Thrones” fans. This scene displays the moment when Prince Doran Martell denies plans to avenge the death of Oberyen Martell, a key event from season 5. The best part is, these beautiful water gardens aren’t just a landmark from the film. Visit them for yourself on an easy transportation route to Alcazar de Seville starting at the Seville Airport and ending only a 30-minute drive southeast.
While Ireland has been world-renowned for their pubs for hundreds of years, the “Game of Thrones” obsession has taken Ireland tourism to a new level—especially Northern Ireland. Most commonly associated with Castle Black, a key location through the show, this Ireland location was home to the revolutionary battle that held the wall against a Wildling invasion. Other iconic Irish locations include Winterfell or Castle Doune, The Kingsroad also known as the Dark Hedges and Audley’s Castle, the location of the red wedding—Walter Frey murdered the near-entirety of the Stark family. All of which, are accessible from the Belfast or Glasgow airports.
Whether you’re a GOT follower or you just love to travel, there’s no denying the (literal) miles some people go to fulfill their “Game of Thrones” dreams. Spain and Ireland are only two of the varying counties that filmed key events from this addictive television series. Check out these “Game of Thrones” road trips to find the trip for you.