Game of Thrones – How to Visit Westeros in Dubrovnik, Croatia

    It’s pretty frustrating being a Game of Thrones fan at the moment!

    We’ve enjoyed a new season every year since 2011, and now we’ve reached 2018…and there’s no season 8 in sight!

    In fact, we’ll have to wait until NEXT YEAR before we find out how everything wraps up. 😫

    But in the meantime, we thought we’d help to fill the void with a bit of a travel guide for Game of Thrones fans.

    We’ve already explored some famous TV locations, including the real Kingsroad in Ireland. But these spots in Dubrovnik, Croatia are too great to miss out on!


    The Top Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Croatia

    1. Dubrovnik Old Town

    Dubrovnik’s Old Town is beautiful day and night, and is actually a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    There are many areas you might recognise from Game of Thrones, but chief among them is probably St Dominika Street, where the series’ market scenes are filmed, and where a certain character is forced to walk naked as punishment for her sins.


    2. Wall of Dubrovnik

    The whole city was enclosed with walls in the 13th century, which were continually extended and strengthened up until the 17th century.

    These walls acted as the perfect location for the riot we see in season 2, episode 6 “The Old Gods and the New”. It’s here we see the ever-annoying Joffrey get manure chucked at his face causing him to order the guards to slaughter everyone.

    Well, you probably remember what happened next.


    3. Pile Gate

    The Pile Gate is a well-fortified complex with multiple doors, defended by Fort Bokar and the moat that ran around the outside section of the city walls. At the entrance gate to the Old Town, on the western side of the walls, there is a stone bridge with two arches, which were designed by the esteemed architect Paskoje Miličević in 1471.

    This will no doubt ring a bell, as it’s where the infamous Walk of Shame ended, as the character in question passed over the bridge and entered the Red Keep.


    4. Trsteno Arboretum

    Trsteno is a small settlement just 15 miles north-west of Dubrovnik.

    The lush gardens and amazing viewing platforms are instantly recognisable as King’s Landing’s palace gardens. Remember when Lady Olenna convinced Sansa to confess what she knew about Joffrey?


    5. Minčeta Tower

    Minčeta Tower is the highest point of Dubrovnik’s walls, and gives you the greatest views of the Old Town.

    The tower was used as the House of the Undying, a massive, doorless tower which Danaerys circles, desperately searching for her stolen dragons.


    6. Island of Lokrum

    Lokrum island is a beautiful island located on the eastern coast of Croatia. As well as the crystal clear lake known as Mrtvo More (Dead Sea), it’s also home to the Spice King as it acts as the city of Qarth.

    Residents are probably pretty impressed that their home is nicknamed “The greatest city that ever was or will be” in Game of Thrones!

     


    7.Fort Lovrijenac

    Fort Lovrijenac (Fort of St. Lawrence) is located at the western side of the Old Town. It’s also known as “Dubrovnik’s Gibraltar”.

    The chances are that if a scene took place in the Red Keep, it was filmed here, including the Tourney on King Joffrey’s Nameday.

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