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Castle Dour is a large fortress in Solitude, the base of the Imperial Legion and residence of the Emperor in Skyrim.
The exterior of Castle Dour
Castle Dour is separated from the rest of Solitude by high stone walls, with two gateways allowing entry. One gateway is on the southwest and leads to the Wells District of Solitude, while the other gateway is on the southeast and leads to the Avenues District, as well as the Blue Palace. Inside the walls is the courtyard where Captain Aldis trains the Solitude guards in archery and swordsmanship. On the northwest side of the grounds there are two entrances to the castle’s interior, one at ground level and one at the top of the wall. The Thalmor Headquarters are located at the top of a large stone staircase on the north side. On the east side of the grounds the Temple of the Divines can be found at ground level. The south side of the castle features the Emperor’s Tower, located between the two main gates.