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Wicklow

Shalbha Sarda
VikingsThe epic Tv show aired on History channel is a worldwide cult hit. Vikings have been shot all across the globe from Iceland to Morocco. But their home town of Kattegat is ubiquitous in almost every season. You would imagine it to be somewhere in the Scandinavian countries where the actual Vikings dwelled. Well, most of the shooting location for their base town of Kattegat is actually in Ireland not very far from Dublin. The Wicklow Mountains is the same site where many more popular movies like Braveheart and Excalibur had been shot earlier. You can easily spot the Blessington lake where the longboat scenes are featured before the onset of any new Viking expedition. Most of the places are accessible through drive but the lake and the estate shown as the base town is actually a private property of the Guinness family. You’d need the permission of the owner to visit those sites. To have some more Viking vibes visit the Viking museum in Dublin that gives you information about the history of the first Viking settlers in Ireland. You can see weapons, clothing, etc. of real Vikings in the museum.