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Map showing the location of Riverrun on the continent of Westeros.

Riverlands map

A map of the Riverlands showing Riverrun

"... when I first saw the stone walls of Riverrun rising from the Trident, towering over me, back then, I was a little more easily impressed. The boy in me thought the gods themselves must live in such a place. I soon learned otherwise."
Petyr Baelish[src]

Riverrun is the former seat of House Tully, who continue to hold it in defiance of the Iron Throne and its new lawful rulers, House Frey. It is a large castle located in the central-western part of the Riverlands. It sits at the point where the Red Fork of the Trident River is joined by its major tributary, the Tumblestone River flowing out of the west. In times of danger, sluice gates can be opened to flood a channel cut to the west of the castle, turning Riverrun into an island. Its walls rise sheer from the waters and its towers command the opposite shores, making assaulting it almost impossible without huge casualties.[1]

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Behind the scenesEdit

The grounds of Gosford Castle in County Armagh, Northern Ireland were used for Riverrun exteriors during Season 3.[2]

The design was loosely based on Château de Chenonceau.[3]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Riverrun is a triangular castle made of sandstone. It is located at the confluence of the Tumblestone River and the Red Fork of the The Trident River.

Riverrun has been in the possession of House Tully for a thousand years. It became the seat of rule over the region when House Tully rebelled against the ironborn occupiers and allied with Aegon the Conqueror three centuries ago.

Prior to the Red Wedding, Robb leaves Blackfish him holding Riverrun as "Warden of the Southern Marches", overseeing the defenses of the Stark-loyal territories of the Riverlands, and protecting his Queen, Jeyne Westerling (the book's counterpart of Talisa Maegyr), who also remains at Riverrun.

Following the Red Wedding, according to the agreement between Tywin Lannister and the Freys, Riverrun is granted to Emmon Frey, the second son of Lord Frey and husband of Tywin's sister Genna. Ryman Frey leads two thousand spears to take Riverrun, reinforced by Lannister troops led by Daven Lannister. However, Brynden anticipates the siege. He gathers all the foodstuffs and goods he can within the castle, expels all the unnecessary mouths, and prepares for a long siege.

See alsoEdit


  1. HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, Riverrun entry
  2. Miller, Susan (August 3, 2012). Day 26: Gosford Castle as Riverrun WinterIsComing.Net
  3. audio commentary from Gemma Jackson for "Walk of Punishment"
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Lord: Lord Walder Frey Heir: Ser Stevron Frey
Seat: The Twins · Riverrun Lands: Riverlands
Title(s): Lord of the Crossing · Lord of Riverrun · Lord Paramount of the Trident
Current members:Arwaya Frey · Derwa Frey · Freya Frey · Janeya Frey · Lothar Frey · Marianne Frey · Merry Frey · Neyela Frey · Olyvar Frey · Roslin Frey · Sarra Frey · Serra Frey · Shirei Frey · Walda Frey · Waldra Frey · Waldron Frey · Ryger Rivers · Black Walder Rivers
Deceased members:Joyeuse Erenford · "Fat Walda" Frey ·
Household:Malcolm · Talbot
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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