Here Are All of the ‘House of the Dragon’ Filming Locations

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Photo credit: HBO

If you haven't watched House of the Dragon yet, then I'm sorry to say you're seriously missing out. The first episode of the Game of Thrones prequel has officially premiered and it's giving season-1-GOT-level excitement (and drama and gore and all that other fun stuff). As much as Game of Thrones was known for its epic battle scenes, swift killings of main characters, and family relations that were, er, a little too close, it's also famous for filming at some downright beautiful locations (which make that HBO subscription oh-so worth it). And House of The Dragon is no different.

With it being a prequel and all, you can expect to see some familiar locations (*cough* King's Landing *cough*) along with a whole host of new ones. In case you didn't know, the show tells the story of the Targaryen war of succession, aka the beginning of the end for the dragon-loving family, so you better believe there'll be some Dragonstone scenes in there, too.

Whether you're just curious about where in the world the IRL Westoros is (turns out the answer is all over Europe) or you're trying to plan out a House of the Dragon-themed vacay, keep on scrollin' to see the show's filming locations.

Cáceres, Spain

If Cáceres looks a little familiar, that's because it is! Its Old Town streets were used to film parts of Kings Landing in Game of Thrones and they'll be making a reappearance in The House of the Dragon. The city dates all the way back to 25 BC, and with its ancient walls still standing, it makes the perfect Westeros setting.

Trujillo, Spain

House of the Dragon cast was spotted filming in the medieval town of Trujillo, Spain—another location that was previously used for Game of Thrones. With its gorgeous stone towers and cobblestone squares, it's not hard to see why the crew would want to return there. Although we don't know for sure what's going to go down in the streets of Trujillo, fans of the franchise peeped some Targaryen soldiers getting ready for a scene.

La Calahorra, Spain

The Spain locations keep on coming, because the cast and crew were seen filming at the 510-year-old Castillo de La Calahorra. Sitting up high on top of a hill, surrounded by mountains, it's kinda the perfect GOT-esque filming location. The interior shots look like rooms from the Red Keep, like the map room in particular.

Monsanto, Portugal

This fortress town dates all the way back to 1174, so of course House of the Dragon was going to film there. With a medieval clock tower, quaint stone buildings, and iconic orange rooftops, this city can easily slot in as Kings Landing, or any other southern Westeros city for that matter.

Cornwall, England

Photo credit: David Goddard - Getty Images
Photo credit: David Goddard - Getty Images

A few different locations around Cornwall were used for the new HBO show, including the beaches at Kynance Cove and Holywell Bay. The historic castle on the island of St Michael’s Mount was also used in a number of scenes, and will apparently be portraying Driftmark, the home of the House Velaryon in Blackwater Bay.

Devon, England

Dozens of House of the Dragon extras were spotted getting ready for a scene on top of a hill at the Hartland Quay in Devon. The area is known for having some super rough seas (and it's got a long list of shipwrecks to prove it), so I can only imagine that we might get some kinda eerie scenes shot here.

Derbyshire Peak District, England

If you hit up the Derbyshire Peak District, you'll see a few different locations from the show located within the central England national park. The show's cast was seen filming at Cave Dale, a limestone valley in the park, last summer. And Matt Smith himself, who plays Prince Daemon Targaryen, was spotted filming at the nearby 517-metre-tall hill Mam Tor.

Hampshire, England

You may recognize Caesar’s Camp from the very first episode of House of the Dragon, because the Iron Age fort in Hampshire, England, served as the set for the jousting tournament. Although the tournament ended, um, not well, the set it still pretty cool.

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