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Ned Stark´s Execution

The brutal execution of Ned Stark was a pivotal and shocking scene in Game of Thrones. Filmed at an 18th-century fort near Valletta, Malta’s capital city, this scene left fans speechless. To find the exact filming location, read on or click on the map pointer in the navigation area.

“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 Execution” scene?

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

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Fort Manoel is a star-shaped medieval fort situated on a small island near Valletta. Built by the Order of Saint John, also known as the Templars, in the 18th century, it sustained significant damage during the Second World War, requiring renovations. Currently, the fort is undergoing restoration works and is open to the public only on specific days of the month.

The Scene on Manoel Island Filming Location

To ensure his daughters’ safety, Ned Stark (Sean Bean) agrees to publicly confess his treason against the king. In return, the Lannisters promise that no harm will come to him or his daughters. However, despite his confession before a large crowd at Baelor’s sept, Joffrey Lannister (Jack Gleeson) still orders his execution.

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