Queenscrown is a settlement in the Gift, the lands south of the Wall administered by the Night's Watch. It is located south of the Nightfort. Queenscrown was once a thriving town and holdfast, but is now abandoned.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels Queenscrown was renamed after Queen Alysanne Targaryen stayed there. The tower's merlons were repainted in gold in honor of her visit.
Queenscrown consists of a single tall tower located on an island in the midst of a lake. There is a causeway located just under the water, but its location is difficult to see. This makes attacking the holdfast difficult. A small village and inn used to lie on the shores of the lake near the holdfast. The holdfast has been abandoned out of fear of wildling raids from the north. Whilst the village has long-since fallen into disrepair, the tower remains relatively intact.
It is at Queenscrown (and not an abandoned mill as depicted ion the show) that Bran Stark and his companions stay overnight as they waited for a storm to pass. While they waited, a man passing through arrived and stayed in the ruined village to wait out the storm too. Jon Snow arrived with the wildlings he was travelling with and they captured the man. Jon was ordered to kill the man, but balked and Ygritte killed the man anyway.
- Queenscrown at A Wiki of Ice and Fire (MAJOR spoilers from the book)
|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|