Hollard castle

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The crownlands and the location of Duskendale
The crownlands and the location of Duskendale
The crownlands and the location of Duskendale. The ruins of the Hollard castle are nearby.

The seat of Hollard castle was located northeast of Duskendale in the crownlands near Blackwater Bay. The name of House Hollard's castle, which now lies in ruin, is unknown.[1]


House Hollard's castle was a small fortification built at the junction of roads connecting Duskendale, Maidenpool, and Crackclaw Point. The walls were made of grey granite, as were the triple towers of the main keep. The merlons of the keep were yellow sandstone. Although only rusted iron hinges remain of the door to the keep, its roof is still sound. Stone from the castle's walls is strewn among the roads.[1]


House Hollard were vassals of House Darklyn of Duskendale. Both familes were cast down after the Defiance of Duskendale,[2] however, and the Hollards' castle was torn down and their villages were burned.[1]

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A Feast for Crows

After departing Duskendale during her search for Sansa Stark, Brienne of Tarth seeks comfort within the ruins before a storm. While sheltering, she spies Podrick Payne following her.[1]


Three crowns, she realized, as she gazed at them through the rain. Three golden crowns. This had been a Hollard castle. Ser Dontos had been born here, like as not.[1]

—thoughts of Brienne Tarth


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 9, Brienne II.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.