Game Of Thrones: Season 1

Ned Stark´s Death

Ned Stark´s Death

One of the more shocking scenes from Game Of Thrones was for sure the execution of Ned Stark. The Ned Stark´s death scene was filmed on a fort from the 18th-century not far away from Malta´s capital city, Valletta. To find the exact filming location read on or click on the map pointer in the image section above.

My mother wishes me to let Lord Eddard join the Night’s Watch. Stripped of all titles and powers, he would serve the realm in permanent exile. And my Lady Sansa has begged mercy for her father. But they have the soft hearts of women. So long as I am your king, treason shall never go unpunished. Sir Ilyn, bring me his head!

Joffrey Baratheon


Where did they film the “Ned Stark´s Death” scene? 


According to the story, Eddard “Ned” Stark is executed at the public square in front of the Great Sept of Baelor. The filming location for the execution scene is the square at Fort Manoel on Manoel Island in Gżira, Malta.


Hint: Click the map pointer icon in the image area at the top for the exact map location.


Fort Manoel is a star-shaped medieval fort located on a small island near Valletta. It was the Order of Saint John, also known as the Templars, who built the fort in the 18th century. It received a lot of damage during the second world war so it had to be renovated. Currently, there are restoration works going on and that’s why it is open to the public only on certain days in the month.


Important: Before you visit Fort Manoel, you should check if it is open to the public at the time you’re on Malta. You can get the information from or the official site of the renovation company


The scene on Manoel Island filming location:

To secure the safety of his daughters Ned Stark (Sean Bean) agrees to publicly confess his treason against the king. In return, the Lannisters promised that no harm will come to him or his daughters. He, however, will have to put on black and join the Night´s Watch for the treason. Even though Ned confesses before a large crowd in front of Baelor´s sept, Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) still orders his execution. - Malta
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