Unless you’ve been living ‘north of the wall’, you’ve probably heard that season 5 of Game Of Thrones hits our screens tomorrow. If watching the epic fantasy drama on TV just isn’t enough, why not head to the filming locations themselves? Here’s where you can get the proper GOT experience (dragons excluded)…
Game Of Thrones is back for another series of death, gore, nudity and revenge. And, as usual, it’s all fun and games for the residents of Westeros. Tyrion has grown a huge beard, Daenerys has misplaced one of her dragons and the invitations have been sent out for yet another wedding (haven’t they learnt anything?). We know there are some die-hard Throners out there, so here’s a trio of the season 5 filming locations Thomson can take you to reanact your favourite scenes at…
Dubrovinik, the classic Kings Landing filming location, will be back for season 5, but it’s not the only Croatian city in the spotlight this time. The medieval city of Sibenik will also be making an appearance thanks to its abundance of traditional Damlatian architecture and Gothic-looking fortresses. It means there’s now double the reason to head to Croatia for your GoT fix. And if the massive tourism boost to Dubrovnik is anything to go by, Sibenik had better prepare for hoards of visitors too.
So, is Winter coming or not? This famous ‘north of the wall’ location takes a bit of back seat in Game of Thrones season 5. While we enjoyed the (literal) land of ice and fire in previous seasons, only a few landscape shots have been filmed in Iceland this time around. So what does this mean for the series? Will we still see the creepy white walkers? Will Jon Snow head to sunnier climes to get his much-needed vitamin D fix? If this season leaves you Iceland-deprived, best thing to do is to book one of our holidays there.
Even though it’s a newcomer to the GOT scene, Spain stars as the principal filming location for season 5. With its beautiful palaces and Spanish Baroque buildings, Seville is an obvious choice, and Real Alcázar will be taking centre stage as the home of the sand snake sisters of Dorne. An epic battle scene will also be filmed in the small hilltop town of Osuma, which will hopefully be slightly less gory than the one between the Mountain and the Viper. Osuma is relatively tourist-free, so now is the best time to visit before flocks of fans arrive.
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Author: Selina Akhtar
Published: April 10, 2015
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