Winterfell Castle

TV show Game of Thrones (2011)
While Castle Ward in Northern Ireland was used extensively to create Winterfell Castle in Game of Thrones, the production teams also shot some footage at Doune Castle in Scotland. It is also the only place where the show was filmed in this country.
Castle of Doune
Castle of Doune by Wikifan75. Wikimedia.

“I learned how to die a long time ago.”

Eddard Stark (Sean Bean)

A castle in Scotland

Doune Castle appears in the first episode of Game of Thrones when Winterfell, the Stark family stronghold, is revealed. A domain consisting of a collage of Castle Ward in Northern Ireland and Doune in Scotland. In Doune, where the showrunners were able to take advantage of facilities used for television and film productions. Indeed, works such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail have already been filmed there. Afterwards, Outlander also set up its cameras in the castle grounds.

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Doune in majesty in three pop works

Unlike Castle Ward, whose towers were used to build Game of Thrones fortifications, Doune Castle also hosted some interior sequences. It is thus possible, by visiting the places, to recognize the medieval architecture visible in the series.

The authorities have not failed to exploit the notoriety of Game of Thrones. A Winterfell sign has even been installed on the outskirts of the estate to notify that in the space of a few decades, the castle has been featured in the filming of these three major pop culture works.


Sean Bean has died twenty-four times in his career. A number taking into account his execution at the end of episode 9 of the first season of Game of Thrones.

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Doune Castle

This majestic Scottish castle has marked the history of the country but also that of pop culture. A building whose stones tell stories of knights as much as filming anecdotes…

Built by Robert Stewart in the 14th century, Doune Castle has served over the centuries as a royal retreat, hunting lodge and prison. Popularized in pop culture thanks to Monty Pythonand the Holy Grail, it hosted the filming of the Game Of Thrones series. Doune Castle having, along with Castle Ward in Northern Ireland, been used to “build” Winterfell, the stronghold of the Stark clan.

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By Gilles Rolland

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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