Horn Hill

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The Reach and the location of Horn Hill
The Reach and the location of Horn Hill
Horn Hill
The Reach and the location of Horn Hill
Horn Hill by Logan Feliciano © Fantasy Flight Games

Horn Hill is the seat of House Tarly in the Reach. Located on an eponymous hill, the castle lies south of Highgarden and a hundred leagues northeast of Oldtown among the thickly-wooded foothills[1] of the Red Mountains.[2] The Tarlys are marcher lords of the Dornish Marches.[3]

There is a pond that lies below the castle.[4] Given the Tarly huntsman sigil and Lord Randyll Tarly's threats to kill Samwell Tarly while hunting, it may be surmised that the woods around Horn Hill are teeming with game.


According to legend, the castle was built on Horn Hill by the brothers Harlon the Hunter and Herndon of the Horn.[5] Prior to the acquisition of the western marches by the Kings of the Reach, the castle was in a kingdom which extended from Horn Hill to Nightsong.[6]

King Aegon I Targaryen visited Horn Hill during his reign.[7]

The Vulture King led one of his Dornish hosts to attack Nightsong and Horn Hill, but he was defeated in the Vulture Hunt.[8]

House Tarly hosted King Jaehaerys I Targaryen and Queen Alysanne Targaryen at Horn Hill in 54 AC.[9]

Two warlocks from Qarth sacrificed a bull aurochs at Horn Hill and had young Samwell Tarly bathe in its blood. When the act did not make his son stronger, Lord Randyll Tarly had the warlocks scourged.[10]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Renly Baratheon is camped at Horn Hill when Lord Randyll Tarly receives Stannis Baratheon's letter claiming that the children of the late King Robert I Baratheon are bastards.[11]

A Feast for Crows

Samwell Tarly intends to send Gilly and the infant wildling prince from Oldtown to live at Horn Hill with his mother, Melessa Florent.[1]


Jon: Do you dream of Horn Hill?
Samwell: No. I hated it there.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 45, Samwell V.
  2. The Lands of Ice and Fire, Westeros.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aenys I.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 15, Samwell II.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Garth Greenhand.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach.
  7. Fire & Blood, Three Heads Had the Dragon - Governance Under King Aegon I.
  8. Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
  9. Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
  10. 10.0 10.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 26, Jon IV.
  11. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 31, Catelyn III.