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This page lists all the cities in Skyrim. Each city is located in a different hold and is home to that hold's ruler, or jarl. The five largest cities (the major cities) are walled, allowing their maps (or cells as they are called in the Creation Kit) to be treated separately from the main map. Carriages are available for hire outside each major city to transport the player to any other major city.

Fast traveling to a major city places you just inside its main gate, but each major city also has a keep or palace where the jarl resides, which is a separate fast-travel destination and is listed below. Additionally, Riften has a third fast-travel destination once you have joined the Thieves Guild, namely the entrance to the guild's headquarters.

Major Cities[edit]

SR-mapicon-Markarth.png Markarth — A major city in the southwest of Skyrim near the border of High Rock, and the capital of the Reach. (map)
SR-mapicon-Keep.png Understone Keep — An ancient Dwarven keep built into the mountainside, used as a palace by the Jarl of Markarth. (map)
SR-mapicon-Riften.png Riften — A major city in the southeast of Skyrim near the borders of Morrowind and Cyrodiil, and the capital of the Rift. (map)
SR-mapicon-Castle 2.png Mistveil Keep — A castle located at the southern end of Riften. (map)
SR-mapicon-Landmark.png Thieves Guild — The headquarters of the Thieves Guild located with the sewers beneath Riften, known as The Ratway. (map)
SR-mapicon-Solitude.png Solitude — A major city on the northwest coast of Skyrim, and the capital of both Haafingar and the entire province. (map)
SR-mapicon-SolitudePalace.png Blue Palace — The current seat of power for Solitude, Haafingar, and Skyrim; and home to the High King of Skyrim. (map)
SR-mapicon-Whiterun.png Whiterun — A major city in the center of Skyrim, and the capital of Whiterun Hold. (map)
SR-mapicon-Castle.png Dragonsreach — The residence of the Jarl of Whiterun Hold, the hold's seat of political power, and the location of the hold's jail. (map)
SR-mapicon-Windhelm.png Windhelm — A major city in the northeast of Skyrim near the Dunmeth Pass to Morrowind, and the capital of Eastmarch. (map)
SR-mapicon-Palace.png Palace of the Kings — A large castle at the far end of the Valunstrad district in Windhelm. (map)

Other Cities[edit]

SR-mapicon-Dawnstar.png Dawnstar — A city on the northern coast of Skyrim, and the capital of the Pale. (map)
SR-mapicon-Falkreath.png Falkreath — A city in the south of Skyrim, and the capital of Falkreath Hold. (map)
SR-mapicon-Morthal.png Morthal — A city in the north of Skyrim, and the capital of Hjaalmarch. (map)
SR-mapicon-Raven Rock.png Raven RockDB — A city on the southwest coast of Solstheim. (map)
SR-mapicon-Winterhold.png Winterhold — A city on the northeast coast of Skyrim, and the capital of Winterhold hold. (map)