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‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Locations

‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Locations

‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Locations

Recordings took place mainly in north and north-west Wales.

The second season of House of the Dragon premiered on June 16 and new episodes have aired every Sunday on HBO since then. While the first season used various locations in Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, the second season had more concentrated recordings in the British territory, especially in Wales. Take a look below at the Welsh settings chosen to bring the story to life, which delves into House Targaryen’s political and familial struggle for control of the Seven Kingdoms:




Yr Eifl Quarry, Dinorwig Quarry and Ogwen Valley – Gwynedd

The headquarters of Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) and her allies is Dragonstone Castle, in Blackwater Bay. The scenes on the facade of the fictional building were based on recordings made in Your Eifl quarryalso known as Trevor Quarry, a former quarry active between 1850 and 1963.

Dinorwig Quarry is another quarry, in the same region, used for scenes set in Harrenhal, an important castle in the history of the franchise as a whole. There, visitors can visit the National Slate Museum, which focuses on the history and production techniques of slate.

The two quarries are located in the county of Gwyneddin the north of Wales. One of the main attractions of the region is the Eryri National Park (also known as Snowdonia), with hiking trails. The place also served as a location for scenes in the middle of the forest: the filming took place more precisely in the Ogwen Valley.



Yr Eifl Quarry: Even without CGI, the quarry really looks like a Westeros castle

Penmachno Roman Bridge – County Conwy

In the nearby county of Conwya picturesque bridge known as Penmachno Roman Bridge He also received visits from actors, extras and producers of House of the Dragon. Despite its name, the bridge is not Roman – it dates back to the 17th century – and is used to cross the Makhno River.

Fans of the series have claimed to have seen fake corpses during filming on location, and so it is speculated that the scenes recorded there date back to a post-battle moment.



The graceful Roman bridge at Penmachno will appear in season two

Porth y Cwch, Penmon Point, Beaumaris Beach and Llanddwyn Beach – Anglesey

Several beaches inside Angleseyan island in the northwest of Walesappear in the second season. Anyone who has seen the first episode will recognize the beach Porth and Cwchthe stage for a particularly delicate scene with Rhaenyra and her dragon Syrax.

Actor Steve Toussaint, who plays the character of Corlys Velaryon, was spotted during filming Penmon Pointa popular beach in the region. Fabien Frankel, who plays Ser Criston Cole, reportedly shot a scene in Beaumaris Beach.

For Semeadura, an important episode of the Dance of the Dragons, the location was chosen Llanddwyn Beach.

Take the opportunity to get to know the Beaumaris Castlecastle from 1295 surrounded by a moat which is one of the main attractions of Anglesey. It is also worth walking along the coastal path Walk on Llanddwyn Island.



Penmon Point: Corlys Velaryon sailed this way

*With information from Wiki of Westeros, a site run by the Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon fandom.

Source: Terra

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