Tour of Thrones: fans journey Beyond the Wall to save on Westeros holidays
Fans of Game of Thrones can enjoy a summer holiday visit to every location from the latest series and still have change from £500.
The sixth season of the show recently came to an end and, with plotlines including the death and resurrection of Jon Snow, many fans felt it was arguably the most compelling series so far.
With fans suffering withdrawal symptoms amid reports season seven faces delays many are planning their own Westeros themed summer holidays and flocking to the real life locations behind the show’s iconic fictional scenes such as Winterfell, Braavos and Mereen.
The money saving team at Voucherbox.co.uk have researched the cost of taking the ultimate Game of Thrones themed vacation this summer.
They found that UK fans could visit every set location from season six, in Northern Ireland, Croatia and Spain, and still have change from £500.
In Croatia, capital Dubrovnik’s Western Harbour was the location for King’s Landing while the Kastel Gomilica in the city of Dalmatia was used as the setting for Braavos.
All the Winterfell scenes were filmed in Northern Ireland with the Moneyglass Estate and Magheramorne Quarry, both in County Antrim, and Crossgar in County Down, all used as locations.
The epic battle which saw the demise of evil Ramsey Bolton was also filmed in Northern Ireland at the Moneyglass Estate, County Antrim.
Scenes featuring the unfortunate Theon Greyjoy and set in the Iron Islands, were also filmed in Antrim with Ballintoy, Ballycastle, providing the backdrop.
Many Spanish locations featured in the series with Faro De Mesa De Roldan in Almeria and Parque de la Artileria in Castellon, both used for scenes set in the fictional city of Mereen.
Other locations in Spain include Barcelona, where the Castell de Santa Florentina was used as the setting for Horn Hill, the family home of Samwell Tarly.
The money saving team at Voucherbox.co.uk looked at the detailed cost of visiting each location from London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow airports.
They found Thrones fans from the London area could visit every Spanish location for just £227 including Ryanair flights and bus and train fares.
They could then fly Easyjet to Croatia visit the locations there and head back to London for just £162.
With a visit to the Northern Irish locations, including flights to Belfast available for just £67.71 return, the entire Game of Thrones experience could be enjoyed for travel costs of just £457.
Fans in other parts of the UK have to pay slightly more with the entire costs coming in at £720 from Manchester, £810 from Bristol and £663 from Glasgow.
A spokesman for Voucherbox.co.uk who conducted the research, said: “With millions of dedicated fans Game of Thrones has given a huge boost to the tourism industry in Northern Ireland and across many other areas.
“Our research shows it doesn’t have to cost as much as you might think to walk in the footsteps of Jon Snow, Arya Stark or Daenerys Targaryen.
“With many low price flights and other savings available on transport such as trains and buses by booking ahead online it’s little surprise that many fans are planning their very own Game of Thrones adventure.”
Full research including a breakdown of all travel costs can be found down below. Don’t forget to check out Expedia for great travel deals before booking.