|This article is about the hold of Winterhold. For other uses, see Winterhold.|
This bleak, snow-blown hold in the north-east corner of Skyrim is utterly inhospitable. Perhaps the mages at the College of Winterhold chose to make their home there because they knew they would be left largely alone.
As with Whiterun, the name Winterhold describes both the hold and its capital city, though the word "city" hardly applies. The hold capital is a meagre village built near the mages' college.
Few other noteworthy settlements exist in this frozen waste, and it is unlikely to play any significant part in the war.