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The Wall is a massive wall of ice that stretches across the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, separating it from the wild lands beyond. It extends from the Frostfangs mountain range in the west to the Bay of Seals in the east. It was reputedly created over 8,000 years prior to the present setting by Brandon the Builder after the Long Night to defend the realms of man from the wildlings and Others. Approximately 300 leagues in length and 700 feet in height, the Wall is protected by the Night's Watch. Several mentions in the text suggest that the Wall was much smaller at the time, having been built upon by the Night's Watch over the centuries to its present size. However, the severely reduced Night's Watch at the time of the books is limited to maintenance duty. A total of nineteen fortresses have been built along the Wall though only three, The Shadow Tower, Castle Black and Eastwatch-by-the-sea are occupied at the times of the books.

List of castles along the Wall

From West to East:

  1. Westwatch-by-the-Bridge
  2. The Shadow Tower
  3. Sentinel Stand
  4. Greyguard
  5. Stonedoor
  6. Hoarfrost Hill
  7. Ice Mark
  8. The Nightfort
  9. Deep Lake
  10. Queensgate
  11. Castle Black
  12. Oakenshield
  13. Woodswatch-by-the-Pool
  14. Sable Hall
  15. Rimesgate
  16. The Long Barrow
  17. The Torches
  18. Greenguard
  19. Eastwatch-by-the-sea

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