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Roseroad by Ted Nasmith © Fantasy Flight Games

The roseroad[1] or Roseroad[2] is a major road in southern Westeros which begins near King's Landing and extends southwest through the Reach to Highgarden and Oldtown.


See also: Images of the roseroad

The roseroad splits from the kingsroad just south of King's Landing in the crownlands. It briefly runs southwest through the edge of the kingswood. The roseroad crosses the Mander at Bitterbridge and again at Highgarden, where it meets the Ocean Road. After Highgarden, it continues southwest to Oldtown at Whispering Sound.[3][4]


Roseroad patrol by Federico Musetti © Fantasy Flight Games

The roseroad may have existed in some form in earlier centuries, but it and other routes of the Seven Kingdoms were remade or built anew during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.[5]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

During the War of the Five Kings, Brienne of Tarth takes the roseroad to Highgarden, where she swears her service to Renly Baratheon.[6]

Lord Mace Tyrell closes the roseroad to all shipments of food to King's Landing, as he supports Renly's claim to the Iron Throne. Renly slowly marches his host down the roseroad from Highgarden towards King's Landing.[3]

A Storm of Swords

After the Battle of the Blackwater and the betrothal of his daughter, Margaery Tyrell, to King Joffrey I Baratheon, Mace reopens the roseroad.[7]


Roseroad watchmen by Mike Capprotti © Fantasy Flight Games

The brother Renly has left Highgarden with his fair young queen, his flowered lords and shining knights, and a mighty host of foot. He marches up your road of roses toward the very same great city we were speaking of.[8]


  1. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 17, Tyrion IV.
  2. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Roseroad.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 22, Catelyn II.
  4. The Lands of Ice and Fire, Westeros.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Politics, Progeny, and Pain.
  6. George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Journeys map - Brienne Tarth.
  7. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
  8. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.