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Highclere Castle ©AFP/Jack Sharp

Highclere Castle
©AFP/Jack Sharp

(Relaxnews) – Fans of Emmy-nominated TV series like “Downton Abbey,” “Breaking Bad” and “House of Cards” can get psyched for the awards show Monday by making virtual visits to filming locations and TV sets via Google Maps.

Fans of the period drama “Downton Abbey,” for instance, can parachute into West Berkshire, England and take a virtual tour of Highclere Castle where the series is filmed. Images capture different sides of the set location: under a melancholy British sky, and a spurt of summer sunshine.

While Freddy’s BBQ Rib Joint may be fictional, the storefront of Frank Underwood’s favorite restaurant in “House of Cards” is real, and exists on a derelict street in Baltimore.

Thanks to the hit series “Breaking Bad,” a fast food restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico that serves burritos, burgers and enchiladas has become a pilgrimage site for fans.

If you, like many diehard fans, are planning a pilgrimage to the restaurant that played Los Pollos Hermanos in the series — a fried chicken restaurant that served as a front for a crystal meth empire — get a preview of the area with Google Street View.

And “Game of Thrones” fans may recognize the scenery of Ait-Ben-Haddou in Marrakech as the setting of Yunkai, or Yellow City, conquered by the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen.

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