Flemish Brabant commune turned down filming ‘Games of Thrones’
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    Flemish Brabant commune turned down filming ‘Games of Thrones’

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    The commune of Beersel received a request to film at the Beersel castle from the producers of “Game of Thrones” two years ago. 

    The producers of the immensely successful series submitted the request two years ago. Most of the filming would have been done at night. The idea was not to film actual Games of Thrones scenes at Beersel castle, but to use it as scenery for promotional material for the series.

    However, they had to turn them down, reports VRT. The story was confirmed by Beersel mayor, Hugo Vandaele. “The fire department decided it wasn’t safe.”

    Beersel castle is a medieval castle located in Beersel, Flemish Brabant in Belgium. It originates from the 14th century under the auspices of the Duchy of Brabant.

    “The castle is in ruins and has no lighting, which would have made filming at night very dangerous. The castle is also surrounded by moats and there is only one entrance, which is therefore also the emergency exit. This means only a limited number of people can be in there at the same time. The fire department eventually decided it wasn’t safe enough to let the producers film there during the night,” the mayor said.  

    Sarah Johansson
    The Brussels Times