Karhold is the seat of House Karstark, a vassal house holding fealty to House Stark of Winterfell. It is located in the far east of the North, south of the Bay of Seals and inland from the coast of the Shivering Sea.
The castle was founded by Karlon Stark, a younger son of the then-King in the North. He was rewarded by his father with the castle for putting down a rebellion by House Bolton of the Dreadfort, with land confiscated from the Boltons. The castle was then called "Karl's Hold". Over the centuries Karl's Hold became Karhold, and the Karl's Hold Starks became House Karstark.
In the books
In A Song of Ice and Fire, Karhold's position is the same and House Karstark remain amongst the Stark's strongest and most loyal supporters.
|Title(s):||Lord of Karhold|
|Ancestors:||Brandon the Builder · Rodrik Stark · Karlon Stark · Beric Karstark · Mara Karstark · Commard Karstark · Regan Karstark · Berrican Karstark · Petyr Karstark · Laurence Karstark · Jon Karstark|
|Deceased members:||Rickard Karstark · Torrhen Karstark · Harrion Karstark|
|Regional Capital:||The Dreadfort|
|Settlements:||Bear Island · Queenscrown · Last Hearth · Karhold · Winterfell · Deepwood Motte · Torrhen's Square · Castle Cerwyn · Hornwood · Ramsgate · Widow's Watch · Barrowton · White Harbor · Oldcastle · Moat Cailin · Flint's Finger · Greywater Watch|
|Regions:||The Grey Cliffs · Sea Dragon Point · The Wolfswood · Stony Shore · The Rills · The Barrowlands · Cape Kraken · The Neck|
|Coastal Areas:||Bay of Ice · Bay of Seals · Blazewater Bay · Saltspear · Ironman's Bay · The Bite|
|Islands:||Bear Island · Skagos · Skane|
|Rivers and Lakes:||Last River · Long Lake · Weeping Water · Broken Branch · White Knife|