Eight years and seven seasons since HBO’s “Game of Thrones” premiered, the fiercely popular series is attracting to a close. Scene one of its final season premieres on Sunday night in the U.S., and could draw 19 million viewers, Entertainment Weekly predicted. The hashtag #GameofThronesSeason8 was additionally trending on Twitter as right on time as two hours before the debut.
Beyond the hype online, passionate fans who couldn’t get enough of the record-breaking series have additionally been visiting supernatural filming locations for years.
From Iceland to Morocco, here are five “Round of Thrones” destinations that are famous with tourists — regardless of whether they’ve at any point watched the hit show.
King’s Landing: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik’s Old Town has been a mainstay of the “Game of Thrones” as King’s Landing, the capital of Westeros’ Seven Kingdoms in the show.
With formidable fortress walls, the city’s medieval tasteful has served the series well since its second season, and is probably going to feature vigorously in upcoming episodes.
Lamentably, hordes of fans dropping on Croatia have undermined Dubrovnik’s Unesco World Heritage status. Accordingly, the government announced in 2017 that it intends to restrict the number of tourists from cruise ships to 4,000 at any one time.
Dragonstone: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Spain
The manor in “Game of Thrones” may have been computer-generated,, yet the means weren’t — and that has been sufficient to pull throngs of tourists to a little island in northern Spain.
Otherwise called Dragonstone to fans, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe was worked as a hallowed place for St. John. Presently, visitors are making the journey in order to walk the steps of the anecdotal Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, who utilized the castle as a base in season seven.
Authorities are apparently considering making a move to manage visitor numbers.
Kingsroad: Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
The Dark Hedges look and sound like they would fit directly into the world that George R.R. Martin made, however they have a much less exotic name in the show — Kingsroad. The parkway slices through the Seven Kingdoms in the “Game of Thrones,” and finishes in King’s Landing.
Situated in Northern Ireland, the street is fixed with the twisted branches of beech trees that were planted many years prior. Since October 2017, cars have been prohibited from utilizing portions of the road in light of substantial traffic in the territory.
Fist of the First Men: Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Iceland
Other than going about as the base camp for the Night’s Watch armed force, the Fist of the First Men is additionally where a vital fight happens in the “Game of Thrones” series — a battle against winter zombies and White Walkers, the first in a large number of years.
Even for non-fans, however, the Mýrdalsjökull glacier in south Iceland is awe-inspiring with its imposing cliffs. While authorities are not limiting tourists, the glacier does sit above an active volcano that occasionally halts air travel in Europe.
Yunkai: Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco
This is the city in Slaver’s Bay that was liberated, even if only temporarily, by Daenerys Targaryen when she pretended to buy a slave army and ordered them to kill their former masters.
Ait-Ben-Haddou is a famous “ksar,” or fortified village, in Morocco. Such structures were traditional pre-Saharan habitats, and this one in particular is a “striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco,” writes Unesco.
If it looks familiar, it may be because the World Heritage site has been used in popular films like “The Mummy” and “Gladiator.”