The historic cities, rugged landscapes and eerie forests in Game of Thrones have given Brits the travel bug since first airing on TV in 2011.
Rosie Panter, Head of Content at dealchecker, commented: “While Dubrovnik and Iceland have certainly benefitted from the 'Game of Thrones effect', there are plenty of other beautiful places that have hosted dragons and White Walkers over the years. With the final season airing in April, now's the perfect time to visit the destinations that are at the heart of the much-loved series."
Dunluce Castle, Ireland - Iron Islands
Just like the Iron islands, Dunluce Castle, now a ruin, is steeped in tales of mystery, violence and magic. Even the castle kitchens were swallowed up by the sea one stormy night.
Rural Ireland is a fabulous destination for travellers in search of a peaceful countryside escape (and the odd creepy castle).
The Alcázar of Seville – Water Gardens of Dorne
This Spanish palace in Seville abounds in intricate tile mosaics and has glorious gardens, thanks to its Moorish heritage. Its fountains and pools, installed by the Moors to impress visiting dignitaries, are a great fit for Dorne's regal water gardens.
Visitors can enjoy an afternoon in the shade of the gardens before finding out how the country's colourful history influenced the series.
The Eyrie in the Vale of Arryn - Meteora, Greece
Lush green Meteora made the perfect set for the fertile Vale of Arryn. First featured in series one, the towering stone rock formations which dominate the landscape housed Tyrion Lannister in his sky cell. Meteora is a hiker's paradise, with various trails leading to mountaintop monasteries.
Kings Landing – Dubrovnik, Croatia
Perhaps the most iconic of all the series locations, Dubrovnik is the set of the Westerosi capital, King's Landing. Visitors to Dubrovnik can explore Fort Lovrijenac, or the Red Keep, where some of the most dramatic scenes were shot, explore the city's ancient winding streets like Arry, or follow Cersei's 'Walk of Shame'.
Best book your trip soon though, Dubrovnik plans to cap tourist numbers in order to preserve its UNESCO status.
The North – Iceland
Iceland's dramatic frozen lakes and isolated forests have been used as The North throughout Game of Thrones. White walkers and giants aren't far removed from the country's own mythology, with tales of elves, mysterious hidden-beings living in rock formations and volcanic eruptions caused by irate sea gods.
Iceland is the perfect destination for those looking for something different.
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British tourists have had a love affair with Benidorm since the fifties, charmed by its sun, sea and generous helping of home comforts. While the Spanish resort will always hold a special place in the hearts of many, other destinations are giving it a run for its money.
According to dealchecker's latest data, destinations including Tunisia and Portugal have had a 126% and 35% increase respectively in holiday searches over the last year, proving that appetites for sunny all-inclusive getaways remain high among Brits. Dealchecker has listed the top seven resort destinations that will be popular, budget-friendly hotspots this summer.
As Tunisia's largest resort, Hammamet's white sandy beaches are a main attraction. Visitors can enjoy the town's bustling medina before heading back to one of the value for money all-inclusive resorts.
Portugal's Albufeira is fast becoming a go-to package holiday destination. Like Benidorm, Albufeira offers bustling nightlife and warm temperatures.
Faliraki, Rhodes, began life as a quiet fishing village, This family friendly destination is a quieter alternative to Benidorm, with space to sunbathe on its blue flag beach.
Morcco's Agadir offers traditional souks and hammam baths alongside laid-back beaches, perfect for sunbathers and surfers It has excellent golf courses too.
Gibraltar, lying off the southern coast of Spain is a British Overseas Territory, meaning visitors don't need to change currency or worry about a language barrier. It even has its own Marks & Spencer.
Playa de las Americas, Tenerife's most popular resort, is popular with windsurfers and waterskiers. Nightlife? Absolutely, Las Verónicas is one of Europe's best party strips with nightclubs, cabaret bars and live music venues.
Gumbet, Turkey, appeals to both party-goers and those in search of a more relaxing escape. In mid-summer, holidaymakers can party on the beach while come September, guests enjoy a more relaxed vibe.
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I'm Gilly, award winning journalist, travel writer and author of 11 books. My byline appears in national and regional newspapers and magazines. Website gillypickup.co.uk