Who doesn’t know about the current most popular TV Series on HBO: Game of Thrones. The fantasy series taken from a novel by George R.R. Martin has got the attention from all over the world. People are mesmerized by the seemingly unreal castles and landmarks which look like unworldly. But soon after the truth that plenty of the buildings are real, people are going crazy to visit those places. Here are the Top 3 landmarks in Game of Thrones you might want to visit:
Kings’ Landing in Dubrovnik, Croatia
There would be no single fans of the game of thrones who doesn’t know about this place. In the earlier part of the series, there are memorable scenes took place in the city. Apparently, the city and the castle are all real. The location used as the base of King’s’ Landing is Dubrovnik, a city in the southern part of the country. The city is literally a perfect depiction of King’s’ Landing from the novel. The massive stone fortress directly facing the sea and the atmosphere is perfect for the movie set. The medieval walls are under the protection of UNESCO as a world heritage. Despite its sturdy looking, the walls were constructed in between twelfth and seventeenth century. It is approximately 2 kilometers in length and 25 meters tall.
The Cave Beyond the Wall in Iceland
You must still remember the scene where Jon Snow and Ygritte doing that intimate scene inside a cave. Rather than the scene itself, the cave looks gorgeous with a mystical aura. The cave itself is a tourist spot in Iceland called Grjótagjá Cave. It is a small lava cave which contains a natural hot spring near Lake Myvatn. There was a moment when the temperature of the hot spring rose to a dangerous level, but now it has been decreased and used as bathing site again.
Winterfell Castle in Northern Ireland
Winterfell is the castle home to house stark which is so far considered as the main protagonists of the movies. Later in the movie, there was a war took place on the castle which reveals some parts that have not seen before. The shooting location took place at Castle Ward in North Ireland. The Castle itself stands on 400 hectares of land and is a National Trust property from way back in 18th century. There is even the Winterfell Tour provided in the area which takes you on a journey exploring 20 spots of key filming locations.