The Iron Gate is one of the seven huge gates that surround the huge walls of King's Landing. It is on the northeast wall and connects to the Rosby road heading northeast to Rosby along Blackwater Bay.
In the reign of Maegor I Targaryen, the king had his wife, Queen Alys Harroway, tortured to death and executed. Following her death, Alys's body was cut into seven parts and mounted on spikes above each of the seven gates of the city, including the Iron Gate.
During the Dance of the Dragons, a massive riot broke out in the city. Ser Medrick Manderly sallied out and restored some order to the area northeast of Aegon's Hill, to the Iron Gate. In the regency of Aegon III, the Hand of the King, Ser Tyland Lannister, ordered the city gates to be strengthened so they could better resist attacks from within the city walls.
A Game of Thrones
Following the death of King Robert I Baratheon and ascension of King Joffrey I Baratheon, travelers are only allowed to depart King's Landing from the Iron Gate or the King's Gate, both of which are manned by red cloaks.
A Clash of Kings
A Feast for Crows
- Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Maegor I.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
- Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - The Hooded Hand.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 7, Jon II.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 65, Arya V.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 41, Tyrion IX.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 62, Sansa VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.