Stunning HomeAway listings bring Westeros to life for fans of hit TV series
Excited about the brand new season of Game of Thrones hitting your TV screen? The highly-anticipated series has gripped audiences around the world since it premiered in April 2011, inspiring an ever-growing canon of fan fiction and merchandise that bring fans closer to the mythical land of Westeros.
To celebrate the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 7, HomeAway, the world leader in vacation rentals, has revealed a list of seven properties that promise to immerse true Game of Thrones fans in the world of Westeros. Besides, now that winter is finally here, isn’t it time to start thinking of your year-end vacation?
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Be the King in the North on your next vacation when you book this magnificent HomeAway castle in France which is a dead-ringer for the home of House Stark. Tread through centuries-old stones and candlelit pathways that could easily have housed the noble Starks, though your stay promises to be less spartan with modern amenities like Wi-Fi and washing machines. Perfect for up to 14 guests, you will hopefully live to tell the tale of your time at this Winterfell-inspired property!
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An impregnable fortress that would make any army falter, Riverrun was last home to the treacherous Lord Frey, who masterminded the tragic Red Wedding. This glorious Riverrun lookalike is a Victorian mansion located in the United Kingdom which houses 14 bedrooms and is fully-equipped with modern amenities and is surrounded by woodland. It’s perfect for hosting special occasions… even weddings.
Tower of Joy
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Closely resembling the Tower of Joy, where a newborn Jon Snow was entrusted to Ned Stark by a dying Lyanna Stark, is this historic tower house located in Roaring Water Bay, Ireland. The medieval tower is over 500 years old and was last restored in 2000, though the designer deliberately kept medieval elements and original building materials as a nod to its heritage.
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Since the death of Stannis Baratheon, also known as the Lord of Storm’s End, it is uncertain who owns the castle. Said to be protected by spells woven into its walls, Storm’s End is one of the mightiest fortresses in all of Westeros, withstanding countless sieges from enemies. Stake your claim for the castle by staying at this amazing HomeAway property located in Devonshire, England.
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Dun’s Castle, located near Edinburgh in Scotland, bears striking resemblance to House Tarly of Horn Hill, one of the most powerful vassal houses in Westeros. Horn Hill may have only accommodated the Tarly family of five, but this HomeAway listing can host up to 23 guests in its 12 bedrooms.
Walls of King’s Landing
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A look at the pristine seawater from Tower Capperina in Italy may bring to mind the tragic battle at Blackwater Bay, the largest war amongst the Five Kings to date. Like the strong walls of Kings Landing which saved the Lannisters, this HomeAway property will ensure a safe and memorable getaway for a family of four.
Temple in King Renly’s Camp
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The temple in King Renly’s Camp may be all but a faint memory to Game of Thrones fans, as it was only featured in the background in one of the scenes. However, this amazing temple is one of Northern Ireland’s most photographed sights, with two nearby beaches set up as filming locations for Dragonstone and the Dorne Coast.
While staying at the temple is not an option, HomeAway has the perfect alternative by providing a property that boasts a similar circular structure. An entire home which sleeps up to 14 people, the Paine Family Geodesic Dome located in West Virginia features massive stone fire places and a cozy atmosphere that will keep you warm as winter finally arrives.
HomeAway, based in Austin, Texas, is the world leader in vacation rentals with sites representing more than two million places to stay in 190 countries, and is a part of the Expedia, Inc. family of brands. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com, and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; HomeAway.com.au and Stayz.com.au in Australia; Bookabach.co.nz in New Zealand; and in Asia, HomeAway.asia. The company also operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels. For more information about HomeAway, please visit https://www.homeaway.com.sg/