Where Was House Of The Dragon Filmed?

By Olivia Emily

3 weeks ago

Season 2 is in full swing

Game of Thrones was a legendary TV series for a number of reasons – not least because of its standout cinematography and stunningly beautiful filming locations. From the woods of Ireland to saturated Croatian streets to the snowy wilds of Iceland, filming for the original show occurred here, there and everywhere. Then, the much-anticipated prequel series House of the Dragon finally hit our screens last year, showcasing the pseudo-Medieval magic of George R. R. Martin’s expansive universe in full force and introducing us all to the Negroni Sbagliato (thanks, Emma D’Arcy). With it came plenty of incredible filming locations that we are itching to visit – and now that season 2 is in full swing, the House of the Dragon wanderlust is hitting hard. Here’s a recap of some of the gorgeous settings we saw in season one, plus where House of the Dragon season 2 was filmed.

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Oscar Eskinazi & Harry Collett as Prince Jacaerys 'Jace' Velaryon & Emma D'Arcy as Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen

Oscar Eskinazi & Harry Collett as Prince Jacaerys ‘Jace’ Velaryon & Emma D’Arcy as Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen. © HBO

Where Was House of the Dragon Filmed?

The majority of House of the Dragon was filmed in the UK and Spain, with most of the show’s action taking place in King’s Landing and at Dragonstone.

However, not all of the locations we see on screen are real: much of House of the Dragon was filmed at Warner Bros. Leavesden Studios. Back in December 2023, universe creator George R R Martin wrote on his blog: ‘I am no stranger to film sets. […] But nothing I have ever seen can compare with the Red Keep and Dragonstone sets they have built at Leavesden Studios in London. HUGE, stunning, and so damned real that I felt as if I had gone through a time portal to medieval Westeros. I love castles and have visited dozens of actual medieval castles, keeps, and towers in my time, and none of the real castles I’ve ever seen can hold a candle… or a torch… to our Red Keep.’

This is also where new-for-season-two star Jamie Kenna was based for all of his scenes as Ser Alfred Broome, a member of Rhaenyra’s Black Council. ‘All of the filming I did was at the Warner Brothers Studios in Leavesden,’ he recently told C&TH. ‘I know they filmed other parts in Spain, Wales, Surrey… But I was in the comfort of a boiling hot studio in 15 layers of armour.’

More interested in getting out and about? Here are the key filming locations to know.

House of the Dragon Filming Locations

Old town of Caceras, Spain

Featured Image by Ollie Upton/HBO.