Game of Thrones’s Westeros is yes, a fictional kingdom. But the filming locations are very much real — and often times, only a plane ride away. Want to see the walls of King‘s Landing? The ravines of the Vale? The rugged coastline of Dragonstone? It’s all in the realm of possibility.

So, this summer, jet-set to these five fabulous real-life locations from the HBO series.

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    Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Dubrovnik’s Old City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, stands in for King's Landing on the show. Pace the medieval walls like Tyrion or Varys, gaze upon Fort Lovrijenac (which overlooks the fictional Blackwater Bay), or, if you dare, take the shame-stairs of Cersei Lannister (bell-ringing septa not included.) But prepare for crowds: Dubrovnik has seen an explosive tourism in the past few years thanks to the show's exposure. So explosive, in fact, its taking steps to limit visitors.

  • Visit Game of Thrones filming locations

    Iceland

    The tiny nordic nation is the backdrop for multiple locations in Westeros. Vast glaciers, like Snæfellsjökull and Svínafellsjöku, double as the desolate winter world north of the wall. The actual rock sculpture of Kirkjufell is the stand-in for “mountain shaped like an arrowhead," a landmark frequently touted in the series. Meanwhile, the craggy, moss-covered canyons of Hengill and Thingvellir National Park (pictured here) acted as the mountainous, cloud covered lands of the Vale.

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    Gaztelugatxe, Spain

    This rocky island off the coast of Bermeo near Bilbao, Spain, is the real-life setting for Dragonstone. Although the Targaryen’s ancestral castle is a result of some serious CGI, the treacherous and winding staircase actually does exist. Like Dubronik, Gaztelugatxe has also seen a massive influx in foot traffic. In 2017, El Pais reported that 75,000 tourists visited in July alone, and information requests about the site were up 21.58 percent from the year before.

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    Northern Ireland

    With over 25 filming sites, including the main soundstage of Titanic Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland is the unofficial “Home of Thrones.” One of the most well-known is Castle Ward, aka the Stark compound of Winterfell. This historical property, which is part of the National Trust, offers guided theme tours, archery classes, and last year, held a “Winterfell Festival” in September.

    Belfast, too, has its fair share of experiences for 'set-jetters'. This week, an official Game of Thrones exhibit, which includes costumes, interior sets, and the Iron Throne itself, opens at TEC Belfast. Then there’s a 253 foot linen tapestry embroidered every episode and every season of the show (dragons are the hardest to depict, FYI.)

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    Seville, Spain

    The Alcázar of Seville is the stand-in for Sunspear, the sun-kissed Dornish home of the House Martell and the Sand Snakes. Even if you aren’t a fan of the HBO show, the palace’s Mudéjar architecture and surrounding gardens are a stunning sight to behold.