Ghost Hill

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Dorne and the location of Ghost Hill
Dorne and the location of Ghost Hill
Ghost Hill
Dorne and the location of Ghost Hill

Ghost Hill is the seat of House Toland in Dorne. It lies on the southern shore of the Sea of Dorne, near the Broken Arm.[1]


Located atop a hill, Ghost Hill has chalk-white walls that shine against the deep blue of the Sea of Dorne. There are square towers at the corners of the castle, which has a great central keep. The castle's maester is Toman. There is a village with dusty lanes situated at the bottom of the hill.[2]


During the First Dornish War, Lord Toland sent a champion to face King Aegon I Targaryen in single combat. After slaying his opponent, Aegon discovered the champion was the fool of Ghost Hill, and that Lord Toland had disappeared.[3] Ghost Hill was quickly recaptured by Dornishmen after Aegon returned to King's Landing.[4] Visenya Targaryen unleashed the dragonflame of Vhagar on Ghost Hill after Dornishmen attacked Cape Wrath.[4]

Morion Martell, Prince of Dorne, gathered his army to the Tor and Ghost Hill in preparation for the Fourth Dornish War, but King Jaehaerys I Targaryen destroyed Morion's fleet as it crossed the Sea of Dorne.[5]

Recent Events

The Winds of Winter

This information has thus far been released in a sample chapter for The Winds of Winter, and might therefore not be in finalized form. Keep in mind that the content as described below is still subject to change.

Princess Arianne Martell departs Sunspear on a mission from her father, Doran Martell, to discover the truth about the supposed Aegon Targaryen. Elia Sand defeats Arianne and Valena Toland in a horse race from the village beneath Ghost Hill to the castle's gates. Arianne and her knights sup with Lady Nymella Toland and her daughters in the great hall of Ghost Hill. Arianne and Ser Daemon Sand explore the battlements and parapets at night. The princess's party departs via the Peregrine for the stormlands.[2]

Chapters that take place at Ghost Hill


  1. A Feast for Crows, Map of the South
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Winds of Winter, Arianne I
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, Dorne: Dorne Against the Dragons.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fire & Blood, Reign of the Dragon - The Wars of King Aegon I.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Policy, Progeny, and Pain.