Hundreds queue for chance to sit on Game Of Thrones' Iron Throne in Cardiff

Game of Thrones Iron Throne is on display in the St Davids Shopping Centre in Cardiff. Credit: Matthew Horwood / 7 Kingdoms / Sky Atlantic

Hundreds of fans of the HBO series Game of Thrones have queued for hours in Cardiff to have a chance to sit on the Iron Throne - as part of a UK-wide tour promoting the fantasy series.

The 'Westerlands Kingdom' version of the throne is being displayed at St David's Shopping Centre in the capital on 18 & 19 of April from 9:30am until 8pm.

The throne on display is a genuine throne used in the filming, but production have a few copies that are used throughout the series.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones Credit: PA Images

Fans were invited to go along and have their pictures taken with the iconic prop - with some queuing up to four hours to have their chance to sit on the famous throne.

Hundreds queued in the capital's shopping centre Credit: Matthew Horwood / 7 Kingdoms Tour, Sky Atlantic

The tour comes just after the eighth season of the iconic TV series returned to our screens.

The first episode of the new series has already been watched by 3.4 million viewers on Sky in the UK, the broadcaster said on Tuesday.

The fantasy series, based on the books A Song of Ice and Fire, penned by George RR Martin, has a huge international fan base.

The throne is touring around the UK until the end of April Credit: Sky Atlantic

The first episode of the final series aired in the US on HBO the day before the UK.

It has been reported to have drawn in 17.4 million viewers in the US - the biggest broadcast in HBO history.