Game of Thrones Larne set revealed; more set updates from Girona and Almeria

Photo: Bill Guiller

We’re excited to bring several filming updates as the crew is working exceptionally hard to bring Season 6 to life! First up, the Larne Times breaks the news by revealing the closely guarded set at Sallagh Brae (above). Also, The Daily Girona is keeping us informed with the happenings of the crew as well as the Journal of Almeria who reports of the sets currently taking form.

As we’ve previously reported, a piece of privately-owned land just off Sallagh Road would be used for a scene requiring some 400 extras. The photographer (for the above – Bill Guiller) also told the Times:

There weren’t any characters on the set when I went there, they seemed to be clearing it away. They had put in an artificial surface and temporary car park and I saw some trailers but there was no activity.

Since security has been so tight we can only speculate what this set could be used for until more details emerge. Head on over to the Larne Times for more!

Next up, The Daily Girona has new information pertaining to pedestrians in the local area and the effects it will have. We also have some new photos from Marc Marti as set construction continues.

As you can see, the sets have attracted numerous Thrones fans as their eager to get a first look at Season 6!

Head on over to The Daily Girona for the full photo gallery and more information regarding local pedestrian and traffic changes.

Also, a fan was able to get us a gorgeous shot of the set in Girona:

Lastly, the Journal of Almeria has updates on the Thrones filming there exemplifying the level of secrecy and security that has been put in place for Season 6. Regardless of restrictions, onlookers still stop and try to catch a glimpse into the world of Westeros as the set can be seen from the local highway.

Naturally, that also doesn’t stop fans from sneaking shots for the rest of us:

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Because security is so tight we’ll only be able to expect snapshots from phones but we’re still excited to get a preview of the set construction. Head on over to the Journal of Almeria for the full scoop!

UPDATE: From La Voz de Almeria, we have another photo of the set at El Chorrillo. La Voz’s report says they’ve heard that “horses from private stables around the town and other nearby locations” will be used on the shoot. More signs that this will be a Dothraki location such as Vaes Dothrak?

Photo: David Lopez

Photo: David Lopez

Since it’s still in the early stages of filming and secrecy is top notch this season, we’ll need the fans help in our speculating! What do you think the Larne set is for? What are your thoughts on Girona and Almeria? Let us know below!

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    1. Girona is one of the new locations I’m most excited for!
      The locations are just beautiful and should make for great backdrops…

      Still cannot decipher exactly what is being built in Almeria…

      The Larne set almost looks like an old mill or perhaps a small chapel…
      Could they film Quiet Isle there if they used enough VFX for backgrounds? Seems unlikely I guess, but it was the first thought I had. The second thought was perhaps it is a small village set just off the coast that will be raided by Ironborn.

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    2. The Larne set could be for a Bran’s eye-flashback of a tourney. Tyrion did mention jousting and tourneys when Jorah and he were getting captured by pirates last season. That or Dothraki-related. The Almeria set is still very intriguing.

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    3. winnie,

      Isn’t Girona Braavos, KL and Oldtown? I think they may be building poorer sections of Braavos for now.

      Gravemaster,
      Could be Vaes Dothrak. I believe it was reported that the shooting there would be quite a few days long. Spending this much on building the set, together with extended filming time may indicate that a lot will go on in Vaes Dothrak.

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    4. Dare I say it, the tower structure in Larne looks to be in the style that describes Deepwood Motte, with the woodenly style walls at the base. (not getting hype)

      Wait a minute… It has seven sides… It’s a sept!!!

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    5. winnie,

      Yes, the pic with the tent looks Dothraki, but the first pic looks more like the frame of a church to me. A sept maybe.

      A wedding scene for Rhaegar & Lyana flashback is too much, right?Just kidding!!! I don’t think they’ll go so much into spoiling Jon’s parentage for the Unsullied.

      Whatever it is, this is Winds territory.

      Paul,

      I see I am not the only one who thought of a church/sept! Didn’t count the sides but now that I read your comment you are totally right!

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    6. Gatehouse Ami,

      The hanging ropes is what made me think of her, yeah.

      Clearly, before they started dismantling it, this was a giant heart-shaped structure in which acolytes of her Ladyship were filmed making their Frey captives dance the hempen jig.

      Oh, seven sides you say? Yeah, scratch that then …

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    7. That updated Girona filming map is interesting, it indicates that they will be filming at more locations than previously announced. Could that be confirmation of a flashback for the Knight of the Laughing Tree.

      Just read the post that the structure has seven sides, but 400 extras sounds like overkill for monks in robes.

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    8. I’ve readed in a spanish magazine that in El Chorrillo will take place a big battle! I assume that it will probably be the battle of Meereen.

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    9. Just read the post that the structure has seven sides, but 400 extras sounds like overkill for monks in robes.

      I agree. But we don’t know this has anything to do with the scene requiring 400 extras. They could have shot more than one scene in the area. I can’t see this structure being used with 400 extras because of the surrounding terrain… it looks like an isolated set piece, rather than part of a larger set (such as a castle) that may require so many extras.

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    10. Do you know what would be the biggest joke played on everyone chasing exclusives and (so-called) informative snaps? If all of these new outdoor sets were simply lavish toilet facilities, constructed to throw on-lookers into raptures of delight. Look at it this way, as the cast (and crew) become more exact and demanding, wouldn’t it become prudence (on behalf of producers) to pander to their little whims & desires, like posh loos?

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    11. Paul,

      I thought it looked sept-like as well… Even Quiet Isle-like with some terraces behind the sept, but…. Could it be a small coastal village sept that’s being raided by the Ironborn? If so that would fit both the seven sided building and a need for so many extras….

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    12. Jotastar23:
      I’ve readed in a spanish magazine that in El Chorrillo will take place a big battle! I assume that it will probably be the battle of Meereen.

      Yesss, burn it to the ground. Eventually they will have to get Dany closer to the water. No?

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    13. Hello everyone,

      Just for information, I am fluent in Spanish, and from the article in La Voz de Almeria I gathered that the some 100 horses will be used for filming in the Tabernas desert and not necessarily in the set of El Chorrillo. Although that set still seems very Dothraki to me and specifically Vaes Dothrak.

      EDIT: From the photos of the article of Journal of Almeria, the great round tent they call temple and the other with the façades of the other buildings that seemingly are like small huts, it really seems to fit the bill of Vaes Dothrak. Since this place of the Dothraki is a permanent settlement with all the Dosh Khaleen, it seems logic to have permanent constructions and those huts are the a logic permanent evolution of the nomadic tents they use across the Dothraki Sea.

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    14. Darquemode:
      Girona is one of the new locations I’m most excited for!
      The locations are just beautiful and should make for great backdrops…

      Still cannot decipher exactly what is being built in Almeria…

      The Larne set almost looks like an old mill or perhaps a small chapel…
      Could they film Quiet Isle there if they used enough VFX for backgrounds? Seems unlikely I guess, but it was the first thought I had. The second thought was perhaps it is a small village set just off the coast that will be raided by Ironborn.

      Re Larne – exactly my thoughts too!

      400 militant sparrows to escort the Hound back to KL to fight Roboclegane.

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    15. winnie,

      Wonder if it’ll be a Tourney at Lannisport?

      Unlikely to be the Vale tourney Sansa sets up to get those Knights for SR, they seem to be by-passing a lot of that storyline

      Other than that, can’t think of any other Tournaments it could be

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