7 Honeymoon Destinations For Game Of Thrones Fans
Are you and your husband fans of the epic TV saga, Game of Thrones? While there won’t be any more seasons of the show coming up, you can revisit it by going to the locations the show was filmed at. What better destinations for any GoT fans’ honeymoon? These places are not only known for their pop culture reference but are picturesque spots that will have your photos looking amazing!
1. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Spain
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe was initially built as a shrine for John The Baptist, and it dates back to 10th century. The islet is connected to the mainland by a human-made stone bridge consisting of 241 steps. The Spanish culture is known for its Flamenco music and dance, beautiful sunny beaches and its intricately rich artistic heritage.
GoT Moment: This location is hugely popular with GoT fans as ‘Dragon Stone’. The incredible stone bridge was frequented by the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen in season 7, who used the islet as her base.
2. Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland
Mýrdalsjökull is an ice cap in South Iceland. The ice cap sits atop an active glacier called ‘Kalta’. The glacier can be visited on a variety of tours like the snowmobiling tour and the ice cave tour. The country is known for a rich literary heritage which began in the 12th century. Iceland is also home to other traditional arts like woodcarving. Fish is an integral part of Icelandic cuisine. Iceland’s literacy rate is among the highest in the world.
GoT Moment: The scenes depicting ‘The North of The Wall’ have been shot here. Apart from this, the glaciers hiking area is precisely where Sam first finds dragon glass. The First of the First Men – the battle between White walkers and humans were also fought here.
3. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik is a city in southern Croatia. It has made its way into UNESCO’s list of world heritages and is a prominent tourist destination. It is known for its beautiful Old Town, which is encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. The town has a rich cultural and artistic heritage. The Dubrovnik summer festival which is held in July and August is quite popular. Dubrovnik is also home to several art galleries and has its symphony orchestra.
GoT Moment: Dubronovik’s Old Town has been home to the mighty capital of Westeros – The King’s Landing. A significant chunk of the series has been shot here owning to its jaw-dropping medieval beauty.
4. Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
The Dark Hedges is one of the most popular spots in Northern Ireland. It is an eerily quiet road in County Antrim. The extremely picturesque row of enormous beech trees frames the tiny street from both sides. The trees form something like a tunnel, around 6-10 meters in width. Northern Ireland includes parts of both the Ulster and the United Kingdom culture.
GoT Moment: The Dark Hedges make up for the ‘Kingsroad’ in the series. This is the same road that Arya Stark uses to escape disguised as a boy. Kingsroad has been shown to pass through all the seven kingdoms.
5. Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco
Ait-Ben-Haddou, also known as ksar, has a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls. This collective group of dwellings is a stunning example of the architecture of Southern Morocco. It offers a beautiful panorama of the pre-Saharan earthen construction techniques. The culture of Morocco is a blend of Berber and Arab influences represented by its population. Morocco has numerous beautiful gardens along with some stunning architectural sites.
GoT Moment: GoT fans are more than familiar with the Slayers Bay that was liberated by the mother of dragons. All of those scenes, including the massacre of the former owners at the hands the freed slaves were shot in this tiny yet gorgeous town of Morocco.
6. Mdina, Malta
The Republic of Malta is a southern European island country in the Mediterranean sea. Malta’s original capital, Mdina, has been widely popular with tourists. The history of Mdina traces back to more than 4000 years. Also known as the silent city, Mdina is known for its breathtaking cultural and religious treasures. The country’s culture stands witness to several societies that have come into contact with the Maltese Islands. The culture is essentially a diverse mix of the ethnic and linguistic traits of the same.
GoT Moment: Malta – or in the GoT universe – King’s Landing has many locations that you will recognise. Mdina itself has many of the sites – from the gates where Catelyn Stark entered the city in the first season, to Ned Stark’s fight with Jamie Lannister.
7. Doune Castle, Scotland
Known for its exquisite beauty and violent history, Doune Castle is a significant tourist attraction in Scotland. Built by Scotland’s uncrowned king, Regent Albany, Doune Castle is all about rich medieval tastes and splendour. Apart from being famous for the Scottish whiskey, Scotland is a mix of traditional and urban cultures. The Scots are known for their free-spiritedness and are devout sports lovers.
GoT Moment: This castle was featured as the location for Winterfell in the pilot episode. What’s more? Doune Castle was recently renamed as ‘Winterfell’ in the honour of the season finale.