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9 Real-Life 'Game of Thrones' Settings

04/23/2015 04:30 am ET | Updated Jun 23, 2015
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Fans rejoice. There's another way to experience your favorite show.

For the HBO series, George R.R. Martin's fictional seven kingdoms were actually filmed in these nine real destinations around the world. Maybe it's time to book a GOT getaway.

Dubrovnik, Croatia
King's Landing looks a whole lot more peaceful without Joffrey in the picture. View Panoramic.

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Vatnajökull, Iceland
The land beyond the wall, duh. View Panoramic.

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Azure Window, Gozo, Malta
Obviously, we all remember where Khaleesi got married. And then what happened next... View Panoramic.

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Dark Hedges, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Keep an eye out for the Night's Watch wandering through these interlacing beech trees of Kingsroad. View Panoramic.

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Split, Croatia
​On the show, it's where Daario Naharis defeats the champion of the enslaved city of Meereen. In real life, it's a popular tourist destination as the second largest city in Croatia and home to some of Europe's most beautiful beaches. View Panoramic.

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Red Citadel of Aït Benhaddou, Morocco
Because small dragons are not enough protection, Khaleesi travels to this fiery setting (a real-life UNESCO World Heritage Site) in search of an army. Nonetheless, the Red Citadel is a chic getaway for anyone, with or without dragons. View Panoramic.

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Grjótagjá, Iceland
Remember when Ygritte steals Jon Snow's "sword"? Yeah...that was in this cave. View Panoramic.

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Doune Castle, Scotland
This medieval castle located in Stirling, Scotland makes an appearance in the series's very first episode as the setting of Winterfell. Go visit, and pour one out for Ned Stark. View Panoramic.

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