With the long-awaited Game of Thrones prequel hitting our screens this summer, small group tour provider, make like a Targaryen and visit some of the UK filming locations for House of the Dragon.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood, House of the Dragon tells the story of House Targaryen at the height of its power and will focus on the story of the Targaryen civil war that took place around 300 years before the events that millions of us watched unfold in “Game of Thrones”.
Westeros or the West Country?
Last year, actor, Matt Smith was spotted in signature Targaryen blonde filming at Cornwall’s Kynance Cove and Holywell Bay. The former ‘Doctor’, it appears, isn’t the only British icon in the show, with the rugged Cornish coastline taking a starring role. It’s no surprise, given that Cornwall boasts mystic landscapes, hidden-away alcoves and beaches filled with fossils that resemble slayed dragons.
Take to the 16-seater mini-coach (sadly no flying dragons to ride) and explore the magical county for yourself on Rabbie’s five-day Devon and Cornwall tour which takes in the southwest’s Norman Cathedrals, Roman towns, harbour villages, beautiful beaches, ruined castles, and more.
Dragonstone in the Peak District?
Matt Smith was also spotted in full Targaryen garb filming in the Peak District. The role of Prince Daemon has also taken the actor to Castleton in Derbyshire, a beautiful village that shelters in the shadow of the scenic Shivering Mountain.
On Rabbie’s three-day Yorkshire Dales & Peak District tour, Thrones fans will head to the quintessential English town to discover the caves and take in the magnificent valley views where the film crew were spotted. Exploring the region’s rich history (both fact and fiction) is rewarded with a lunchtime trip to Bakewell for a taste of one of England’s most famous desserts, the Bakewell Tart. The tour also takes in Chatsworth House, York and the Dales, Goathland Village, York Minster and Robin Hood’s Bay.
For more information about Rabbie’s and its tour offering, visit www.rabbies.com.