Game of Thrones inspired locations to Visit
Have you ever wondered how the award winning HBO series Game of Thrones chooses its elaborate and majestic locations? From King’s Landing to Winterfell to Dragonstone, each location is perfectly imagined and delivered on screen. Most of these locations have been enhanced with CGI, but there are real places in the world that are uncannily similar.
Before the last season of the hit show airs in April, check out our top picks that you can really visit and stay nearby, that will make you feel like a real Mother of Dragons.
Dragonstone or Dunnotar?
Whether you’re a fan of House Targaryen or not, you must admit that Dragonstone is a grandiose location. Scotland is famous for its castles, but did you know that you can do a dedicated castle trail that will take you to three magnificent castles? One of them, in fact, looks very similar to Dragonstone. Dunnotar Castle is perched atop a cliff above the North Sea, very symbolic of Daenerys’ family home. You can almost imagine finding Drogon sitting on top of the cliff. A trail like this can be quite the journey, so make sure you have a comfortable place to stay. The Park Inn by Radisson Aberdeen Hotel is the perfect starting point of your trail and will keep you well located for all that the popular Scottish city has to offer.
All Game of Thrones fans will know that the moment when Jon Snow touched Drogon was an iconic scene. If you ever want to recreate that moment in your own way, then the Cliffs of Moher is the perfect place. The Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport can be your base for a quick trip to Ireland, and your chance to feel like the King in the North.
The Lannisters send their regards
The Lannisters, and King’s Landing itself definitely has a feel of royalty, and so does the Old Town in Tallinn. A visit to the Old Town will make you feel like Cersei overlooking the great city of Westeros. You can take it a step further and feel like a Lannister at the Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel Tallin with the many spa treatments, fit for royalty. If you want some more tips for your visit to Tallinn, check out our #Innsider’s guide for more!
The Great Sept of Baelor, although destroyed by wildfire was an iconic sight in King’s Landing. Did you know that the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallin looks uncannily similar? You can visit the cathedral and stay close to the Old Town at the Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel Tallin.
Moreover, the Saint Mary’s Royal Church in Brussels looks eerily similar to the Great Sept of Bailor too, the starting point of Cersei’s long walk of shame back to King’s Landing castle. Stay at the Park Inn Brussels Midi and take a trip to the church and channel your inner High Sparrow.
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Iron Throne for everyone
A castle with a fortress…now that’s a place you should visit. Whether you fancy yourself as a Jon Snow, Daenerys or even Joffrey (ok, maybe not him). You can really lose yourself in a fantasy at Akershus Fortress in Oslo. With the threat of the White Walkers looming over Winterfell, head to Frogner Park in Oslo, home to Vigeland Sculpture Park. When the snow settles on the frozen black sculptures you will feel as if a White Walker is standing right behind you! Park Inn by Radisson Oslo is just a stone’s throw away, so brace yourselves ~ Winter is coming…
So whoever you fancy yourself as in Game of Thrones there seems to be a real life location you can immerse yourself in! Which is your favorite? Let us know and remember to tag #ParkInn if you decide to visit one of these places and stay with us.