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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition


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This page offers a guide on how to begin the College of Winterhold questline including where to find the College of Winterhold.

The College of Winterhold looms over the small and dwindling city of Winterhold.

How to Start the College of Winterhold Quest

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as wielding magic to suit your needs in Skyrim. Instead of a formal Mage’s Guild, Skyrim houses the College of Winterhold, a place where aspiring mages go to learn, and it’s found just outside of the city of Winterhold. To start the College of Winterhold questline, you just need to visit the college!

First, head to Winterhold, all the way up in the North-East corner of Skyrim. You could travel by foot or even find a carriage driver and pay a small fee to get there in a fraction of the time. Once there, go to the North side and you’ll see a stone bridge. Before you can progress, one of the College Mage’s will stop you and initiate conversation. Head over to our guide on First Lessons to learn how to start the College of Winterhold quest line.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    7 November 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are well suited for the bitter cold and mountainous terrain which defines the land. Now scarred by civil war, Skyrim faces its darkest days with the return of the legendary dragons and their leader, the World-Eater Alduin. The future of Skyrim and even the lands beyond hangs in the balance, as the people await the prophesized Dragonborn, a hero born with the power of The Voice and the only one who can contend with the dragons. You are that Dragonborn; your task is to investigate why the dragons are returning, and discover a way to defeat them. At the same time, you’re free to explore Skyrim at your own pace, uncovering its many wonders along the way.

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