Castle Cerwyn

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The north and the location of Castle Cerwyn
The north and the location of Castle Cerwyn
Castle Cerwyn
The north and a possible location for Castle Cerwyn[1][N 1]

Castle Cerwyn,[2] or simply Cerwyn,[3] is the seat of House Cerwyn in the north. It is located by the western branch of the White Knife.[1][4] Because of the closeness of their castles, the Cerwyns often visit the Starks,[5] as they are only half a day's ride from Winterfell.[6]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Cley Cerwyn rides to Winterfell for the harvest feast.[6]

Medger Cerwyn, Lord of Cerwyn, succumbs at Harrenhal to wounds he suffered in the battle on the Green Fork.[5]

After the fight at Torrhen's Square, Ser Rodrik Cassel sends a raven from Castle Cerwyn to Riverrun informing Catelyn Stark that her sons, Bran and Rickon, have been killed by Theon Greyjoy. Rodrik marches from Cerwyn to Winterfell to retake Winterfell from Theon's ironborn.[2]

A Storm of Swords

Lady Jonelle Cerwyn has become the head of House Cerwyn as her younger brother, Lord Cley, was killed in battle at Winterfell.[7][8]

Maester Aemon sends a raven to Castle Cerwyn in a plea for help to defend Castle Black from wildlings.[9]

A Dance with Dragons

Soldiers from Cerwyn serve in the army of Lord Roose Bolton, the new Warden of the North, but he does not trust their loyalty.[10] Rhodry once served as the maester to the Cerwyns.[11]


  1. The map of "The North" by Michael Gellatly for The World of Ice & Fire places Castle Cerwyn southwest of Winterfell, by the headwaters of the western branch of the White Knife and near the wolfswood. The semi-canon A World of Ice and Fire labels Castle Cerwyn as southeast of Winterfell on the same branch. The Viewer's Guide for the television adaptation Game of Thrones places Castle Cerwyn south of Winterfell on the river.