The Dreadfort is a castle in the North. It is the seat of House Bolton, located on the banks of the Weeping Water east of Winterfell. The Dreadfort is ill-omened as the stronghold of House Bolton, who are famed for the flayed skins of their enemies they keep on display in the castle. The skins of several ancient Starks are rumored to be amongst their collection.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Dreadfort has a similar history of dissent and rebellion. Three centuries after the founding of Karhold, the Starks finally crushed the Boltons in a war that saw the Dreadfort besieged for two years. The Dreadfort is built around volcanic vents, which heat the castle in a similar manner to the natural hot springs under Winterfell.
|Lord:||Lord Roose Bolton||Heir:|
|Seat:||The Dreadfort||Lands:||The North|
|Title(s):||Lord of the Dreadfort|
|Current members:||Ramsay Snow|
|Household:||Locke · Qyburn · Steelshanks|
|Settlements:||Bear Island · Queenscrown · Last Hearth · Karhold · The Dreadfort · 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 Gift · 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|