The first episode in the seventh series of Game Of Thrones has caused quite a stir – thanks to the stunning scenery in Dragonstone.
Before things get confusing, let’s explain a few things about Dragonstone…
One – The first episode of the seventh series is called Dragonstone.
Two – Game Of Thrones features an island called Dragonstone.
Three – The island of Dragonstone has a castle on it called… Dragonstone.
But it’s the stunning backdrop of the first episode that really caught viewers’ imagination, with many now asking where Dragonstone is filmed.
The episode was set on Dragonstone island, which sits at the entrance to the fictional Blackwater Bay which is just off the mainland of Westeros.
And for those of you who fancy a day trip to Dragonstone, you’re in luck!
Filming of the exterior shots took place in Downhill Strand, a beach in County Derry.
An impressive seven miles long, it’s actually one of the longest beaches in Northern Ireland and it borders villages Downhill and Mussenden Temple.
Dragonstone castle, on the other hand, sadly does not exist in muggle world and is instead most likely filmed in a set. But that’s not too surprising, given that it’s a castle made of stone shaped to look like dragons and was created by pure magic in GOT.
So if you fancy retracing the steps of your favourite GOT characters, now you know where to go.