Travel Guide: Dubrovnik, Croatia (AKA King’s Landing)

Welcome to Travel Month! We hope you’ve got booked some time off work because we’re dedicating some time every day to giving you everything you need to know about visiting some primary holiday spots, all over the world. Today, we’re rambling around the non-fictional city of Dubrovnik otherwise known as Game of Thrones‘ King’s Landing.

That’s right, we hope you’ve pledged allegiance to the House of Lannister (or the High Sparrow, if you’re up to date) because Dubrovnik is King’s Landing. By that I mean this popular cruise destination and 16th century walled city is the set for the popular HBO show.

But there’s so much more to it than that! Here is our travel guide to Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Getting there

Tucked away at the base of Croatia, Dubrovnik is considered the last stop for anyone travelling down the length of this country. I went there via bus from Split but many people island hop through the various Croatian islands to get there for a bit of respite.

If you wanted to fly to Croatia in mid-July from London your flights, according to SkyScanner, would resemble something close to £70-£130 each way. You can obviously get a return for a cheaper price.


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Ideally you’d want to stay within the beautiful walled city but that might not be entirely possible for those on a budget. However, there are loads of transport links that point directly at Dubrovnik city so staying on the skirts will be far from an inconvenience.

Looking at HostelWorld for dorms in mid-July, there are places within the city walls for around £30 and as cheap as £12 if you just want someone to rest your head and dump your bags.

Air BnB is significantly more expensive with the average price being around £100 (which split isn’t so bad). There won’t be as much of a variety of flats and you’ll miss out on the community spirit.


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Things to do

Here are our top three recommendations for things to do in Dubrovnik:

  • Cliff Bars: If you head to the southern most corner of the city and navigate some windy alleys, you’ll undoubtedly find one of many amazing cliffside bars Dubrovnik has to offer. Grab a drink and traverse some rocks (don’t get caught) for some breathtaking evening scenes.
  • Lokrum: No matter where you go in Dubrovnik, this island will stand out. Until you actually approach it, it looks uninhabited. I like to imagine it’s an ancient spirit Turtle – that’s just me, though.
  • Walls of Dubrovnik: You’re meant to pay for this but if you can sneak onto the city walls, you can give yourself an aerial tour of the city with ease.


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