On tour with Game of Thrones in Malta

“For a seasoned fan, there is something special visiting these early shooting locations and standing in the footsteps of some of my favourite heroes and villains. In recent years with the expansion of serialised dramas onto streaming platforms, there has been a concerted effort to film in practical locations moving away from the reliance on green screen settings to add a certain authenticity to the productions. It marks a critical juncture in this form of entertainment creating a premium experience that demands authenticity in its appearance.” Continue reading On tour with Game of Thrones in Malta

Palace of Holyroodhouse – Edinburgh, Scotland

“Today, the Palace sites besides the new and modern Holyrood Parliament building where the devolved administration sits deciding affairs of state. It’s a remarkable contrast of two distinct architectural styles that reflects the character of the city, this perfect amalgamation of old and new reflecting the tradition and growth of the Scottish capital. The Palace since the 16th century served as the residence for the Kings and Queens of Scotland and is today used for state occasions when the British Monarch resides in Scotland.” Continue reading Palace of Holyroodhouse – Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle – Edinburgh, Scotland

“Dominating the skyline of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh Castle sits atop Castle Rock, one of the UK’s most visited paid attractions with commanding views of the city and landscape below. Throughout history its role and function has changed, used for a variety of purposes from a Royal Residence to a Military Garrison, today, under the governance of Historic Environment Scotland it continues to serve a variety of causes. Within the castle grounds, regimental museums and the National War Museum of Scotland are open to visitors, in addition the 12th Century St Margaret’s Chapel and the 16th Century Great Hall.” Continue reading Edinburgh Castle – Edinburgh, Scotland

Highclere Castle – Hampshire, England

“The spectre of modernity overshadowed the estate as it emerged into the modern era, the challenge of funding and remaining financially viable a contention faced by many buildings of this size and stature. Whilst it had been used as a filming location sparingly in recent years it’s use in the series Downton Abbey that provided relief to the Castle’s residents allowing restoration projects to be undertaken th”at will eventually open up areas that had fallen into disrepair. Continue reading Highclere Castle – Hampshire, England

Castelo de São Jorge – Lisbon, Portugal

“Overlooking the historic city of Lisbon, the Castelo de São Jorge or Saint George Castle to give it its English translation is a historical structure and former citadel whose foundations and origins can be traced back to historical settlements from 2 BC with historical excavation work revealing a settled presence perhaps even further back” Continue reading Castelo de São Jorge – Lisbon, Portugal