Solitude is a major city located in Haafingar on the northwestern shore of Skyrim. In addition to being the largest city in all of Skyrim, it is also the capital of the province and seat of the High King of Skyrim. The entire city is built on a natural arch over the Sea of Ghosts and houses many important buildings, such as the headquarters of the Imperial Legion in Skyrim, the East Empire Company Warehouse, the Blue Palace, and the Bards College. As Skyrim’s capital, Solitude was the seat of the High King before his death. The Thalmor Embassy is also located near Solitude.

The Jarl of Solitude is Elisif the Fair, widow to the late High King Torygg. She resides in the Blue Palace, located at the far end of the city.

When the city is entered for the first time, Roggvir is executed for treason.

Important Locations Within City:

Angeline’s Aromatics – Apothecary
Bards College
Bits and Pieces – General Store
Blue Palace – Seat of power
East Empire Company Warehouse – Trading around Tamriel and to Solsethime
Castle Dour – Imperial stronghold
Radiant Rainment – Clothing shop
Solitude Blacksmith
Solitude Hall of the Dead
Temple of the Divines
The Winking Skeever – Inn and Tavern




Lands of Tamriel, an Epic Fantasy Moritz Moritz