Now that Game of Thrones has ended for good and we can all finally talk about it (THAT ENDING.), some of you might be wondering what you’re going to do once it fades from conversation and there are no wild theories to discuss or episodes to wait for. Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

If you’re a history fan, you’ll know that many of the events in Game of Thrones mirror things that happened throughout Britain’s history. The warring houses of Westeros are pretty similar to those of the houses of York and Lancaster that battled the War of the Roses for years. Longer than Game of Thrones in fact.

You can visit the site of the Battle of Bosworth, wonder around castles and even visit the sets of the show in Scotland and Ireland, so here are some top places to visit to fill that Kings' Landing sized hole in your life.

Hadian’s Wall


Hadirans Wall is an incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site that goes right across Northern England. It was first constructed in AD122 under the Roman Emporer, Hadrian, who wanted to separate his soldiers from the ‘wild folk’ that already lived in the area. A big wall… wild folk… who else wants to walk along the wall and start reciting the mantra of the Night’s Watch?

Bosworth, Leicestershire


The Battle of Bosworth is one of the most famous battles from the War of the Roses, head to the Bosworth Field Visitor Centre where you’ll find all the information you need about this historic event, plus you can watch battle re-enactments and relive the Battle of the Bastards.

Caernarfon Castle, Wales


Britain is full of castles and there are an abundance of them in Wales. In fact, there are more castles there than anyone else in Europe. This castle though is important because its where Henry Tudor returned with his troops after his exile during the War of the Roses. In fact, much like our favourite Targaryan, the Mother of Dragons, who was over seas trying to return to the land of her birth, Henry Tudor did much the same, building an army across the English Channel before heading to Wales and mounting a claim to the throne.

Dunstanburgh Castle


We wanted to include another castle because really, who doesn’t love looking around castles? Head to the Northumbrian coast and you’ll have several castles to pick from, but this particular one was lost and reclaimed several times during the battle… Much like Winterfell we suppose….

So if you want to keep Game of Thrones alive for a little longer, immerse yourself in Britain’s rich history and relive it all over again.

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