Skyrim:Places

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There are a large variety of places in Skyrim. For an overview of all the icons used for places on the map, see Maps.

This article only lists some of the most interesting places in the game. The other places are listed on their own pages:

  • Barracks — Guard barracks throughout Skyrim
  • Bodies of Water — Lakes, rivers, and seas
  • Camps — Bandit camps and Forsworn camps
  • Castles — Castles and Jarl longhouses
  • Cemeteries — Where the dead of Skyrim are buried
  • Daedric Shrines — Shrines where Daedric Princes are worshipped
  • Dragon Mounds — Sites where Dragons were buried
  • Guild Halls — The various headquarters for the guilds of Skyrim
  • Holds — The holds (political regions) that make up Skyrim
  • Houses — Properties you can purchase as a home across Skyrim
  • Inns — Inns, taverns, and places where you can rent a room
  • Jails — The jails found throughout Skyrim
  • Landmarks — Landmarks such as groves, mountains, and passes
  • Military Camps — Campsites for both Imperial and Stormcloak troops
  • Settlements — Villages, farms, and miscellaneous settlements
  • Shipwrecks — Ships and shipwrecks
  • Shrines — Shrines to the Nine Divines
  • Stables — Stables, where you can buy horses
  • Standing Stones — Magical stones which grant special abilities or powers
  • Stores — Merchant stores
  • Temples — The various temples of the Nine Divines
  • Word Walls — Locations where word walls can be found
  • Worldspaces — Exterior areas that are technically separate from the main world of Skyrim
  • Other Places — Other places that do not fit into another category
  • Unmarked Places — Places that do not appear on the map

Also, the Places category provides an index of all places in the game.

[edit] Cities

Each city is located in a different hold, and is home to that hold's ruler, or jarl. The five largest cities (major cities) are walled, allowing their maps (or cells as they are called in the Creation Kit) to be treated separately from the main map. Carriages are available for hire outside each major city to transport the player to any other city.

Fast traveling to a major city places you just inside its main gate, but each such city also has a keep or palace where the jarl resides, which is a separate fast-travel destination and is listed below. Additionally, Riften has a third fast-travel destination once you have joined the Thieves Guild, namely the entrance to its headquarters.

[edit] Major Cities

SR-mapicon-Markarth.png Markarth — A major city located in the Reach, near the border of High Rock. (map)
Understone Keep (map)
SR-mapicon-Riften.png Riften — A major city located in the southeastern corner of the Rift. (map)
Mistveil Keep (map)
SR-mapicon-Landmark.png Thieves Guild — The Riften headquarters of the Thieves Guild faction. (map)
SR-mapicon-Solitude.png Solitude — A major city located on the northwestern coast of Skyrim, and the capital of the province. (map)
Blue Palace (map)
SR-mapicon-Whiterun.png Whiterun — A major city located in the center of Skyrim, near the Throat of the World. (map)
SR-mapicon-Castle.png Dragonsreach — The residence of the jarl of Whiterun Hold, the hold's seat of political power, and the location of the hold's jail. (map)
SR-mapicon-Windhelm.png Windhelm — A major city in Eastmarch, located near the Dunmeth Pass to Morrowind in northeastern Skyrim. (map)
Palace of the Kings (map)

[edit] Other Cities

SR-mapicon-Dawnstar.png Dawnstar — A city on the northern coast of Skyrim, and the capital of the Pale. (map)
SR-mapicon-Falkreath.png Falkreath — A city in Falkreath Hold, located near the Cyrodilic border. (map)
SR-mapicon-Morthal.png Morthal — A city located in Hjaalmarch. (map)
SR-mapicon-Winterhold.png Winterhold — A city located on the northeastern tip of Skyrim. (map)

[edit] SR-mapicon-Town.png Towns

The following is a list of the towns in Skyrim. For smaller settlements, see the Settlements page.

SR-mapicon-Town.png Dragon Bridge — A small town built near the ancient iconic Dragon Bridge in northwestern Skyrim near Solitude. (map)
SR-mapicon-Town.png Helgen — A town located within Falkreath Hold, near the Skyrim-Cyrodiil border. (map)
SR-mapicon-Town.png Ivarstead — A small milling town located at the base of the Throat of the World. (map)
SR-mapicon-Town.png Karthwasten — A small mining village in the Reach. (map)
SR-mapicon-Town.png Riverwood — A medium-sized town north of Helgen. (map)
SR-mapicon-Town.png Rorikstead — A farming town in Whiterun Hold. (map)
Shor's Stone (map)

[edit] SR-mapicon-Cave.png Caves

Bleakcoast Cave (map)
Blind Cliff Cave (map)
Bloated Man's Grotto (map)
Bonechill Passage (map)
Boulderfall Cave (map)
Brinewater Grotto (map)
SR-mapicon-Cave.png Brittleshin Pass — An underground tunnel that connects Whiterun Hold and Falkreath Hold. (map)
Broken Fang Cave (map)
Broken Helm Hollow (map)
Broken Oar Grotto (map)
Bronze Water Cave (map)
Brood Cavern (map)
Bruca's Leap Redoubt (map)
SR-mapicon-Cave.png Chillwind Depths — A mountain cavern south of Dragon Bridge, on the border of Hjaalmarch and The Reach. (map)
Clearspring Cave (map)
Cold Rock Pass (map)
Cragslane Cavern (map)
Cragwallow Slope (map)
Cronvangr Cave (map)
Crystaldrift Cave (map)
Darkfall CaveDG (map)
Darkshade (map)
Darkwater Pass (map)
Dimhollow CryptDG (map)
Duskglow Crevice (map)
SR-mapicon-Cave.png Eldergleam Sanctuary — An underground grove and worship site of the followers of Kynareth. (map)
Fallowstone Cave (map)
SR-mapicon-Cave.png Forebears' HoldoutDG — A small cavern located southeast of Dragon Bridge. (map)
Forsaken Cave (map)
Glenmoril Coven (map)
Gloomreach (map)
Graywinter Watch (map)
Greywater Grotto (map)
Haemar's Shame (map)
Halldir's Cairn (map)
Hob's Fall Cave (map)
Honeystrand Cave (map)
Liar's Retreat (map)
Lost Echo Cave (map)
Lost Knife Hideout (map)
SR-mapicon-Cave.png Mara's Eye Den — A small cave found on the middle island of Mara's Eye Pond. (map)
Moss Mother Cavern (map)
Movarth's Lair (map)
SR-mapicon-Cave.png Nightingale Hall — The home of the Nightingales located between Riften and the Shadow Stone. (map)
Orotheim (map)
Pinemoon Cave (map)
SR-mapicon-Cave.png Pinepeak Cavern — A small bear cave located along the Treva River. (map)
Purewater Run (map)
Ravenscar Hollow (map)
Reachcliff Cave (map)
Reachwater Rock (map)
SR-mapicon-Cave.png Rebel's Cairn — A cave located in The Reach between the Sundered Towers and Bleakwind Bluff. (map)
Red Eagle Ascent (map)
Redoran's Retreat (map)
SR-mapicon-Cave.png Rimerock Burrow — A small cave located at the northwestern edge of Skyrim. (map)
Ruunvald ExcavationDG (map)
Septimus Signus's Outpost (map)
Shadowgreen Cavern (map)
Shimmermist Cave (map)
Sightless Pit (map)
Snapleg Cave (map)
Soljund's Sinkhole (map)
SR-mapicon-Cave.png Southfringe Sanctum — A remote snowy cave that is home to the conjurer Bashnag and his coven. (map)
Steepfall Burrow (map)
Stillborn Cave (map)
SR-mapicon-Cave.png Stony Creek Cave — A small cave located in the southeastern corner of Eastmarch that is occupied by bandits. (map)
SR-mapicon-Cave.png Sunderstone Gorge — A heavily trapped narrow cave system inhabited by warlocks, located west of Bloated Man's Grotto. (map)
Swindler's Den (map)
Tolvald's Cave (map)
Uttering Hills Cave (map)
White River Watch (map)
Wolfskull Cave (map)
Yngvild (map)

[edit] SR-mapicon-Dragon Lair.png Dragon Lairs

SR-mapicon-Dragon Lair.png Ancient's Ascent — A dragon lair located in the mountains southwest of Helgen. (map)
SR-mapicon-Dragon Lair.png Autumnwatch Tower — A pair of abandoned towers located south of Ivarstead. (map)
SR-mapicon-Dragon Lair.png Bonestrewn Crest — A mountaintop dragon lair located south of Windhelm. (map)
SR-mapicon-Dragon Lair.png Dragontooth Crater — A word wall that contains a word for the Elemental Fury shout, located due north of Karthwasten. (map)
SR-mapicon-Dragon Lair.png Eldersblood Peak — A word wall that teaches part of the Disarm shout, located in the mountains south of Morthal. (map)
Lost Tongue Overlook (map)
SR-mapicon-Dragon Lair.png Mount Anthor — A mountain southwest of Winterhold and west of the Shrine of Azura. (map)
SR-mapicon-Dragon Lair.png Northwind Summit — A mountain on the border between Eastmarch and the Rift. (map)
SR-mapicon-Dragon Lair.png Shearpoint — A word wall located on a small peak to the north of High Hrothgar, between Fellglow Keep and Irkngthand. (map)
SR-mapicon-Dragon Lair.png Skyborn Altar — A mountaintop dragon lair located in the mountains east-southeast of Morthal. (map)

[edit] SR-mapicon-Dwemer.png Dwarven Ruins

Alftand (map)
ArkngthamzDG (map)
Avanchnzel (map)
Blackreach — An immense, naturally lit cavern inhabited by hordes of Falmer and containing the ruins of a Dwemer city. (map)
Debate Hall (map)
Derelict Pumphouse (map)
Farm Overseer's House (map)
Hall of Rumination (map)
Pumping Station (map)
Reeking Tower (map)
Silent City Catacombs — A small Dwarven ruin inside Blackreach containing Falmer.
Silent Ruin (map)
Sinderion's Field Laboratory (map)
War Quarters (map)
Bthalft (map)
Bthardamz (map)
Irkngthand (map)
Kagrenzel (map)
Mzinchaleft (map)
Mzulft (map)
Nchuand-Zel (map)
Raldbthar (map)
Reachwind Eyrie (map)
Sightless Pit (map)
Tower of Mzark (map)
Ruins of Rkund (map)

[edit] SR-mapicon-Giant Camp.png Giant Camps

Bleakwind Basin (map)
Blizzard Rest (map)
Broken Limb Camp (map)
SR-mapicon-Giant Camp.png Cradlecrush Rock — A small giant camp containing only one giant. (map)
Guldun Rock (map)
Red Road Pass (map)
Secunda's Kiss (map)
SR-mapicon-Giant Camp.png Sleeping Tree Camp — A small giant camp where the Sleeping Tree is located. (map)
Steamcrag Camp (map)
Stonehill Bluff (map)
Talking Stone Camp (map)
Tumble Arch Pass (map)

[edit] SR-mapicon-Mine.png Mines

SR-mapicon-Mine.png Bilegulch Mine — An orichalcum mine situated south of the town of Rorikstead and directly east of Lost Valley Redoubt. (map)
Cidhna Mine (map)
Dushnikh Mine (map)
Embershard Mine (map)
Fenn's Gulch Mine (map)
Fort Fellhammer (map)
Gloombound Mine (map)
Goldenrock Mine (map)
Halted Stream Mine (map)
Iron-Breaker Mine (map)
SR-mapicon-Mine.png Kolskeggr Mine — A gold mine east-northeast of Markarth. (map)
Left Hand Mine (map)
SR-mapicon-Mine.png Lost Prospect Mine — An abandoned gold mine found between Fallowstone Cave and Black-Briar Lodge. (map)
SR-mapicon-Mine.png Mor Khazgur Mine — A small orichalcum mine attached to the Orc stronghold of Mor Khazgur. (map)
SR-mapicon-Mine.png Northwind Mine — A small iron mine on the northern side of Northwind Summit. (map)
Quicksilver Mine (map)
SR-mapicon-Mine.png Redbelly Mine — A small ebony mine located in Shor's Stone. (map)
Rockwallow Mine (map)
Sanuarach Mine (map)
Steamscorch Mine (map)
Soljund's Sinkhole (map)
Whistling Mine (map)

[edit] SR-mapicon-Fort.png Military Forts

SR-mapicon-Fort.png Bloodlet Throne — A single level fort occupied by vampires, vampire thralls, and wolves. (map)
Broken Tower Redoubt (map)
Cracked Tusk Keep (map)
Darklight Tower (map)
Driftshade Refuge (map)
Faldar's Tooth (map)
Fellglow Keep (map)
SR-mapicon-Fort.png Fort Amol — A Stormcloak fort located to the northwest of Darkwater Crossing along the White River. (map)
Fort DawnguardDG (map)
Fort Dunstad (map)
Fort Fellhammer (map)
Fort Greenwall (map)
Fort Greymoor (map)
SR-mapicon-Fort.png Fort Hraggstad — A bandit-controlled fort located north of Dragon Bridge. (map)
Fort Kastav (map)
Fort Neugrad (map)
Fort Snowhawk (map)
Fort Sungard (map)
SR-mapicon-Fort.png Gallows Rock — A single level fort occupied by the Silver Hand. (map)
Harmugstahl (map)
High Hrothgar (map)
Ilinalta's Deep (map)
Mistwatch (map)
Morvunskar (map)
Nightcaller Temple (map)
Northwatch Keep (map)
Treva's Watch (map)
Western Watchtower (map)


[edit] SR-mapicon-Nordic Ruin.png Nordic Ruins

Angarvunde (map)
Ansilvund (map)
Arcwind Point (map)
Bleak Falls Barrow (map)
Blind Cliff Bastion (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Ruin.png Bromjunaar Sanctuary — A hidden location that can be reached by equipping the wooden mask.
Dead Men's Respite (map)
Deepwood Redoubt (map)
Dustman's Cairn (map)
Folgunthur (map)
Forelhost (map)
Frostmere Crypt (map)
Geirmund's Hall (map)
Hag Rock Redoubt (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Ruin.png Hag's End — A small Nordic ruin with a few magic users present (witches, hags, and hagravens). (map)
High Gate Ruins (map)
Hillgrund's Tomb (map)
Ironbind Barrow (map)
Kilkreath Ruins (map)
Korvanjund (map)
Labyrinthian (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Ruin.png Lost Valley Redoubt — A massive Nordic ruin inhabited by Forsworn and hagravens. (map)
Ragnvald (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Ruin.png Rannveig's Fast — A Nordic ruin in the mountain range just south of Morthal, situated between Cold Rock Pass and Swindler's Den. (map)
Saarthal (map)
Shriekwind Bastion (map)
Shroud Hearth Barrow (map)
Silent Moons Camp (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Ruin.png Silverdrift Lair — A medium-sized Nordic ruin located east-southeast of Fort Dunstad and northwest of Nightgate Inn. (map)
Skuldafn Temple (map)
Snow Veil Sanctum (map)
Twilight Sepulcher (map)
Ustengrav (map)
Valthume (map)
Volskygge (map)
Volunruud (map)
Yngol Barrow (map)
Ysgramor's Tomb (map)

[edit] SR-mapicon-Orc Stronghold.png Orc Strongholds

Dushnikh Yal (map)
SR-mapicon-Orc Stronghold.png Largashbur — An accursed Orc stronghold in the Rift beset by giants. (map)
Mor Khazgur (map)
Narzulbur (map)

[edit] SR-mapicon-Nordic Dwelling.png Ruins

SR-mapicon-Nordic Dwelling.png Four Skull Lookout — A small Nordic ruin located between Karthwasten and Red Eagle Redoubt, east of Blind Cliff Cave, containing bandits. (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Dwelling.png Hamvir's Rest — A small graveyard to the northwest of Whiterun, right next to Dustman's Cairn. (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Dwelling.png Journeyman's Nook — A small and ancient Nordic shelter southeast of Winterhold. (map)
Kjenstag Ruins (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Dwelling.png Lost Valkygg — A Nordic ruin, the entrance of which is in the exterior of Labyrinthian. (map)
Moldering RuinsDG (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Dwelling.png North Skybound Watch (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Dwelling.png Roadside Ruins — An ancient Nordic shelter retaken by nature. (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Dwelling.png Skytemple Ruins — A hilltop sparsely covered with ruins directly north of the College of Winterhold. (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Dwelling.png Windward Ruins — A Nordic ruin southwest of Dawnstar, inhabited by skeevers. (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Dwelling.png Yorgrim Overlook — A small, one-room Nordic ruin on the southern slope of the mountain range directly south of Winterhold. (map)

[edit] Towers

[edit] SR-mapicon-Imperial Tower.png Imperial Towers

Abandoned Prison (map)
Falkreath Watchtower (map)
SR-mapicon-Imperial Tower.png Pinefrost Tower — A small Imperial tower on the northwestern coastal border, due south of Rimerock Burrow and northwest of Volskygge. (map)
Refugees' Rest (map)
SR-mapicon-Imperial Tower.png Rift Watchtower — A small tower in the northern Rift occupied by Orc bandits. (map)
Shor's Watchtower (map)
Snowpoint Beacon (map)
Stendarr's Beacon (map)
SR-mapicon-Imperial Tower.png Whitewatch Tower — A small tower just northeast of Whiterun occupied by the guards of whichever faction controls the city itself. (map)
Widow's Watch Ruins (map)

[edit] SR-mapicon-Nordic Tower.png Nordic Towers

SR-mapicon-Nordic Tower.png Bannermist Tower — A simple three-leveled Nordic tower occupied by bandits, located south of Moss Mother Cavern and east of Knifepoint Ridge. (map)
Bleakwind Bluff (map)
Cradle Stone Tower (map)
Dead Crone Rock (map)
Nilheim (map)
Peak's Shade Tower (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Tower.png South Skybound Watch (map)
Sundered Towers (map)
SR-mapicon-Nordic Tower.png Valtheim Towers — A pair of tall Nordic towers inhabited by bandits. (map)

[edit] Beyond Skyrim

[edit] See Also

[edit] Achievements

Achievements related to places include:

  • SR-achievement-Explorer.png Explorer (40 points/Silver) — Discover 100 locations
  • SR-achievement-Delver.png Delver (40 points/Silver) — Clear 50 dungeons

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