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The Westerlands and the location of Castamere.
The Westerlands and the location of Castamere.
The Westerlands and the location of Castamere.[1]

Castamere is a ruined castle[2] located south of the Crag and west of Ashemark in the Westerlands;[1] also nearby is Tarbeck Hall.[3] The former seat of House Reyne, Castamere contains gold mines.[4]


Castamere begun as a mine like Casterly Rock, and the Reynes had become near as rich as the Lannisters during the Age of Heroes due to the large supply of gold, silver and gems in the mines. To protect their mine, they had raised a curtain wall to guard the entrance with two stout towers on both sides to defend the approach. Over time as the gold and silver dried up, the mine had been widened and converted into Halls, galleries and bed chambers and even a vast underground ballroom. To the naked eye Castamere seemed a modest holding, fit for only a small Lord or a Landed Knight, the truth however was that nine tenths of the castle was beneath ground. [5]

Following the failed Reyne-Tarbeck Rebellion, Tywin Lannister extinguished proud House Reyne and shattered their castle above ground, while diverting a river to flood the underground chambers of Castamere and drowning those he trapped inside. The fate of the Reynes and Castamere is remembered in the song "The Rains of Castamere".[3][5]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Lord Greatjon Umber captures the gold mines of Castamere after the Battle of Oxcross.[4]

A Storm of Swords

For the part he plays in the downfall of House Stark during the War of the Five Kings, Ser Rolph Spicer is raised to lordship and House Spicer receives Castamere.[6]

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