06/15/2013 08:02 am ET Updated Aug 15, 2013

Seven Game of Thrones-inspired Getaways

I wouldn't want to visit Westeros and Essos, the fictional continents in Game of Thrones, even if I could (I mean, even weddings aren't off limits for bloodshed). But for fans of the HBO show, its exotic setting can leap off the screen sans medieval maelstrom when you whisk off to these castle-themed hotels in the fantasy series' filming locations of Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Malta and Croatia.

Game of Thrones-inspired Getaways