Lore:Walking the World, Vol XI

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Continuing ahead, you'll come to the ramp that takes you up to Castle Dour. From here, you can truly feel the weight of this stone bastion's looming presence. The left-most tower, topped by the pointed roof of Erling's extension, was once the castle barracks and jail. Today, the tower is the center of military power here in Solitude.
Looking right past the looming Emperor's tower, you can glimpse Solitude's natural bridge arcing gracefully over to the windmill. Built during High King Erling's day, the bridge was said to be {{sic|used used|description=duplicatedduplicate word}} to {{sic|discretely|discreetly}} allow Captain Jytte, the famous privateer, to enter Castle Dour. Some historians claim that she and the High King were simply attempting to keep their business dealings quiet. Others believe {{sic|the|that}} Jytte and Erling were involved on a more personal level.
At the end of the bridge is the windmill. The tower and the windmill serve as one of Solitude's most recognizable man-made landmarks. The Windmill's power was once used to open the gates to what is now the [[Lore:East Empire Company|East Empire Company]] Warehouse, but today that task falls to the strong backs of the dock workers.
As you enter the courtyard of Castle Dour, you are confronted with the banner of Solitude hanging over the door to what is now Castle Dour proper.
At the far end of the courtyard stands the impressive {{Lore Link|Temple of the Divines}}. The founders of Solitude were deeply devout and Solitude is the only place in Skyrim where all of the divines are {{sic|worshiped|worshipped}} in a single temple. All three of the buildings here are well worth taking a look inside, but only the Temple and Castle Dour's military wing are open.
If you do venture inside the temple, take special note of the alcoves at the front. You can see the empty alcove that once held the {{Lore Link|Shrines|shrine}} of {{Lore Link|Talos}} before Talos worship was outlawed.