2019 is the year that Game of Thrones will finally end. Although the HBO show’s conclusion will prove to be a devastating one for fans, there is still good news in the future. The network has already confirmed that a prequel series will begin production in October. Not surprisingly, HBO is already looking for a new locale to film and it looks like they have chosen Scotland’s Isle of Skye.
The Scottish island is certainly an ideal choice to represent Westeros during the golden Age of Heroes. There is little doubt that fans will be flocking the local scene this fall. With that in mind, here are the amazing places to see in Isle of Skye that you might want to visit before the Game of Thrones prequel begins filming.
Old Man of Storr
The craggy hill is known for the huge pointed rocks on its peak. According to legend, the hill was given the name because the rocks resemble an old man. The word Storr actually comes from Nordic culture and means “Great Man.” There is a possibility that Old Man of Storr will be featured prominently in the Game of Thrones prequel series.
An Corran Beach
The beach certainly resembles the shore of Dragonstone, the Targaryen stronghold that was once Stannis Baratheon’s home. It wouldn’t be a surprise to find An Corran Beach in the prequel since you can actually find dinosaur footprints along the stretch of black sand.
The cliff is another gorgeous location in Isle of Skye and there is a huge possibility that Game of Thrones producers will fall in love with the view. Visitors can watch dolphins and whales from the cliff.
Fans could already imagine the Children of the Forest having their secret meetings on the glen. Fairy Glen comes alive during the summer but is still an ideal place to visit all year.
The largest town in Isle of Skye could be the best place to stay while watching out for celebrities this October. There are plenty of restaurants and hotels in the area so there is little doubt that more visitors will turn up soon.
Mealt Falls and Kilt Rock
These two sights are right beside each other so you can easily see both on one trip. People usually report about music coming from the rocks on a windy day. Could this be an ideal place for the Game of Thrones prequel?
Some visitors have described The Quiraing as an ideal landscape for Lord of The Rings. The cliffs could be featured in the Game of Thrones prequel since George R.R. Martin had used J.R.R. Tolkien’s universe for his own.
Sligachan and the Cuillin Mountains
A gorgeous location deserves an equally compelling legend. According to lore, the waters below the Sligachan Old Bridge is enchanted. The great warrior Scáthach reportedly won a battle after her daughter was told by fairies to wash her face in the water. Additionally, legend dictates that anyone who washes their face in the waters will be granted eternal beauty.
The Game of Thrones prequel will start production in October. The final season of the current series is expected to premiere on HBO in 2019.
A Hotel That Looks Like a Spaceship is Being Built Just Above the Arctic Circle
The hotel is set to open its doors to the public in 2021.
From afar, it looks like a spaceship has landed on the foot of a glacier in the Arctic circle. Up close, it's actually a hotel - its stunning circular shape makes an impressive sight on the dark and imposing backdrop.
What makes it even more impressive is its energy-positive structure. Svart is a concept created by award-winning Norwegian architects Snøhetta, in collaboration with Asplan Viak and Skanska and the team at Arctic Adventures of Norway.
The circular shape of the hotel was inspired by traditional Norwegian fishing equipment.
10 Unusual Yet Stunning Beaches You Should Visit Right Now
These are not your typical white sand beaches.
Beaches are undoubtedly the first thing people think of when planning their vacations. Who wouldn't love the idea of digging their feet in crisp, white sand while watching the relaxing blue waters? But have you considered visiting a beach surrounded by dragon eggs? You can also enjoy a hot bath right by the ocean if you know where to look.
The world has several beaches that are special in their own way. Here are 10 strange and beautiful beaches to consider for your next vacation.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland
19 Amazing New UNESCO World Heritage Sites That Will Take Your Breath Away
These gorgeous locations are officially protected so the future generation can enjoy them.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has been preserving landmarks around the world for more over 50 years. UNESCO continues to choose special locations all over the globe that must be shared with future generations. The organization has added 19 new World Heritage Sites to the growing list and the latest additions are truly stunning.
What makes these new landmarks so special? World Heritage Sites are chosen for their cultural, historical, and physical significance. Here are the 19 stunning new locations that are now destined to mesmerize more people in the future.
1. Sansa Buddhist Mountain Monasteries (Korea)