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A solar refers to a loft, upper room, or upper part of a medieval house, often used as the lord's private chamber.[1]

Solars in Westeros

Many castles and towers in Westeros have a solar. These include:

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

In King's Landing, Eddard Stark and his daughters Sansa and Arya usually eat meals in the solar of the Tower of the Hand.[13]

The wight Othor attacks Lord Commander of the Night's Watch Jeor Mormont in his solar, but Jon Snow defeats it by setting it and the room on fire.[3]

A Clash of Kings

Acting Hand of the King Tyrion Lannister frequently does business in the solar of the Tower of the Hand.[22]

A Storm of Swords

Tywin Lannister has come to King's Landing and taken up the position of Hand of the King, and Tyrion is reluctant to consider the Hand's solar as no longer his.[23]

Jon Snow is accused of treachery by Ser Alliser Thorne in the solar in King's Tower of Castle Black.[24] Later, Stannis Baratheon demonstrates the fiery glow of Lightbringer to Samwell Tarly and Maester Aemon in that solar, radiance filling the room.[25]

A Feast for Crows

Petyr Baelish meets with Nestor Royce and the Lords Declarant in the Eyrie's solar.[26][27]


This was my father's solar. He ruled the riverlands from here, wisely and well. He liked to sit beside that window. The light was good there, and whenever he looked up from his work he could see the river. When his eyes were tired he would have Cat read to him. Littlefinger and I built a castle out of wooden blocks once, there beside the door. You will never know how sick it makes me to see you in this room, Kingslayer. You will never know how much I despise you.[28]