The medieval castle in Trujillo has become one of the latest filming locations for the award-winning fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. The castle, which was built between the 9th and 12th centuries, was used recently as a backdrop for the forthcoming seventh season which is due to be released next summer. Trujillo Villas Espana, which have three restored villas next to the castle and one property in the town's main square, are including entrance to the castle in all rental bookings for 2017.
Trujillo is a medieval walled hilltop town overlooking the plains of Extremadura three hours south west of Madrid. The town was home to several of the 16th century conquistadors, who discovered the Americas and still remains relatively untouched by modernity and tourism. The castle stands at the highest part of the town, with views stretching across the countryside. It has 17 square defence towers, four preserved gates and a chapel.
Stay at the 16th century Artist's Studio high up in the town by the castle. The property has been restored from ruins to create a stylish romantic hideaway for two with views over the plains of Spain. A modern glass and steel staircase separates the bedroom and shower room on the mezzanine level, from the spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining area downstairs. A private stone terrace is tucked away at the rear of the villa, with a dining table, seating area and outdoor rainforest shower. Prices start from £595 per week, based on two sharing on a room only basis with entrance tickets to the castle. The villa is just five minutes' walk to the town centre. Or you can stay in the grand Villa Martires, which was the army garrison for the castle in Roman Times from £4,950 per week based on four sharing.