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🐉 Discover the filming locations from House of the Dragon! 🐉 📺

How many of us fans have eagerly awaited the second season of House of the Dragon? Now that we’re back in Westeros, revisiting iconic locations like the Wall and hearing the legendary phrase “Winter is coming,” many of us might be inspired to visit real-world filming sites, from ancient castles to wild landscapes.

In Game of Thrones, key locations included Northern Ireland, Iceland, Croatia and Morocco. In House of the Dragon, the series expands its breathtaking settings to include Spain, Portugal, England and Wales.

Explore the new filming locations of House of the Dragon and immerse yourself in the stunning vistas that bring the world of Westeros to life.

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Tribordo·02/07/2024
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House of the Dragon Locations

For convenience we have divided the locations by country.

Spain

Let's start with King's Landing: in Game of Thrones, much of the exteriors were filmed in Dubrovnik, for House of the Dragon they chose instead to use Caceres, a town in Extremadura with a UNESCO World Heritage historic center, and the nearby town of Trujillo, with its impressive medieval castle.

A perhaps unexpected location, on the other hand, is Lloret de Mar, a famous seaside resort in Catalonia, in whose botanical garden scenes from the Royal Gardens of Red Keep were filmed.

Granada's Castillo de la Calahorra, on the other hand, was used for some exteriors in Pento.

Portugal

In Portugal, not far from the Spanish location of Caceres, it was filmed (in the first season only) in Monsanto, where a short distance from the town is an imposing ruined mountaintop castle, used for part of Dragonstone's exteriors.

England

The filming of House of the Dragon predominantly took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Watford, leading to the extensive use of England’s picturesque exteriors. Cornwall was a natural choice for coastal scenes, featuring iconic locations like the island castle of St. Michael’s Mount, Holywell Beach, and Kynance Bay. These sites served as the backdrop for Driftmark Castle and the Battle of the Stepstones.

The Peak District provided the perfect setting for wild, dramatic landscapes, ideal for scenes with dragons and Daemon’s journey to the Vale of Arryn. Surrey’s Aldershot Forest was selected for the hunt sequence in the third episode of the first season, as well as various scenes in the second season.

Discover more about the breathtaking locations that bring House of the Dragon to life, and plan your own visit to these enchanting English landscapes.

Wales

The second season of House of the Dragon features extensive filming in Wales, highlighting the stunning landscapes of the northeast region, Snowdonia National Park, and the counties of Gwynedd and Anglesey. While only the first episode has aired, several key locations have already been revealed.

Key filming sites include:

  • Trefor Quarry, Gwynedd: Used for exterior shots of Dragonstone.

  • Dinorwig Quarry, Gwynedd: Served as the backdrop for the exteriors of Harrenhal.

  • Ogwen Valley, Gwynedd: The Nant Ffrancon Pass was the setting for a scene with knights from the Vale.

  • Roman Bridge, Penmachno, Gwynedd: A major battle scene was filmed here, set to appear in future episodes.

  • Beaumaris, Anglesey: Featured in scenes with knights of Aegon II Targaryen.

  • Llanddwyn Beach, Anglesey: Filming location for a scene involving dragons and Queen Rhaenyra.

  • Porth y Cwch Beach, Anglesey: The site where Luke Velaryon’s corpse is discovered.

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