The creators of the HBO Series “Game of Thrones,” which aired its Season 5 finale last night, cobbled together its magical landscape from locations around the world. This map, created by tourism company Lawrence of Morocco, shows some of the amazing locations that the directors chose for filming the series.
Many of the northern locations of Westeros were filmed on the blustery coasts of northern Ireland and Scotland. In the pilot, the Stark’s home of Winterfell was created from a collection of Irish and Scottish castles, including Castle Ward, Carncastle, and Doune Castle. Iceland’s stunning landscape was naturally the setting for scenes north of the wall.
In the first season, King’s Landing was filmed in Malta, an island south of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. For the later seasons, filming in the capital was relocated to Croatia, which is also the filming location for Braavos in Season Five.
Many of the scenes involving Daenerys’s story line in Astapor, Pentos and Yunkai were filmed in Morocco, while Seville and Cordoba in Spain, respectively, became the exotic locations of Dorne and Voltanis.
As for “The Lord of the Rings” in New Zealand, the series is already generating a lot of tourism, with ‘Game of Thrones’ tours available in most of these locations.
Map republished courtesy of Lawrence of Morocco.