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Games Of Thrones fans can now explore the real-world filming locations for the hit US show
Google Maps’ Street View feature has been updated with a swathe of new Game Of Thrones content.
The team in Mountain View has assembled a comprehensive list of filming locations used in the hit US show.
According to Google, “As fans prepare for the episodes to come, they can now go back to the iconic places and scenes with the most famous families in the Seven Kingdoms: the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens.”
Beware – if you’re not up-to-date with Game of Thrones, some of the descriptions of the locations used in the show are very spoilerific.
Street View now lets GoT fans explore Winterfell, the home of the Stark family, which is filmed at Doune Castle in the Stirling district of central Scotland and at Castle Ward in Northern Ireland.
See the real-world filming location for Winterfell in Street View below …
Elsewhere, Google has included –
One man’s best friend is another man’s House sigil. In the forest near Winterfell – shot in Tollymore Forest Park in Northern Ireland’s Mourne Mountains
Braavos is home to the Iron Bank – which is filmed at St. Jacob Cathedral in Sibenik, Croatia – as well as the House of Black and White, the temple dedicated to the Many-Faced God where Arya trains with Jaqen H'ghar.
Where the tall people come to fight. When Brienne and Podrick miraculously find Arya, Brienne can finally fulfill her promise to Catelyn Stark and bring Arya to safety – if she’s not out-foxed by the Hound. Three minutes of bloody battle were filmed over three days in Thingvellir National Park in Iceland
Watch out, Westeros. Samwell Tarly – killer of White Walkers and best friend of the King in the North – is carrying a sword made of Valyrian steel and he’s training to become a maester at the Citadel Grand Library (filmed at the Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants in Girona, Spain)
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The news comes as Now TV customers were told they could face a price rise ahead of their summer viewing – including Game of Thrones.
The online video service, which first launched back in 2012, offers viewers the chance to stream premium Sky content – including movies, entertainment, and sport – live or on-demand with a daily, weekly or monthly rolling subscription.
Now TV customers are currently charged £6.99 a month for the Entertainment Pass, which includes access to 11 channels, including Sky Atlantic, Comedy Central, Sky 1, Fox, ABC, Sky Living, and more.
However, that price is set to increase to £7.99 on August 15th 2017 – which falls just before the final two episodes of the seventh season of Game of Thrones air on Sky Atlantic.
Only the Entertainment Pass, which includes access to 11 premium channels, will see a price increase
This new price rise means Now TV is more expensive than video on-demand rival Netflix, which charges £7.49 for its HD streaming plan (Netflix does offer a standard definition plan for £5.99 a month).
Sky and Now TV remains the only place to watch HBO shows at the same time they are broadcast in the United States – a key selling-point for any Game of Thrones fans trying to avoid spoilers.
Sky confirmed its upcoming price increase to Express.co.uk.
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A spokesperson for Now TV said: “Over the last two years we’ve given our customers more channels, new features, and expanded our offering to more than 8,000 individual episodes, including 250 box sets – and until now, we’ve done all that without putting up prices.
"Today’s change will allow us to continue to invest in more great content for the Entertainment pass, bringing customers’ even more exciting new shows and innovations.”
Prior to this newly-announced price hike, the last time Sky increased the price of its Now TV Entertainment package was 2014, when the Entertainment Pass was bumped from £4.99 to £6.99.
It’s worth pointing out Sky TV has added two more channels to the TV Entertainment Pass – Viceland and Nat Geo Wild – since its last price change.
The company has also added an additional 250 hours of documentaries since February.