Skyrim players share their favourite picturesque in-game locations

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An image of a picturesque location in Skyrim.

From casting spells on chickens, to being hunted down by couriers, and even marrying a werewolf, it kind of feels as though Skyrim’s Dragonborn has done pretty much everything at this point, even if Bethesda doesn’t seem to think so.

After all, on top of all of the experimenting that players have done, modders have also had over a decade to bring all of their ideas and overhauls to fruition, offering people endless different ways to shape their characters and play the game.

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That said, it seems that sometimes all that’s needed to convince someone to fire up the RPG again is the promise of a return to a familiar spot with a nice view and a relaxing atmosphere.

What’s your favourite place in Skyrim?

Evidence for this idea exists in the form of a recent thread on the Skyrim subreddit, which began with a post from user Touny420, who shared an image of the College of Winterhold looking particularly stunning at night and asked: “What's your favourite location in Skyrim?”

Naturally, their fellow players were able to provide plenty of interesting suggestions, with user TravelingAnts going for the Ancestor Glade and BiShyAndWantingToDie also choosing a location added by the Dawnguard DLC by saying: “The Forgotten Vale, by far. I find the whole place so aesthetically pleasing, it's not even a competition.”

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Others went for more metropolitan locales, with user bearsheperd saying of Markarth: “I know a lot of people don’t like it but I think it’s got everything! One of the best laid out player homes with easily the best view.” and CIassicNegan living up to their name by picking Whiterun.

A few went for choices very close to home, with user 1cmhoodieman singling out: “Lakeview manor, (with) the woods around it, the lake down the hill, the axe, it's amazing.”, while redredundead said of Riften’s Honeyside: “(It’s) so cosy, and (has) a garden!”

Meanwhile, user ProtoChaos had a very specific spot in mind, describing: “The bench in front of the Sleeping Giant, in Riverwood. Late into the afternoon, rain and thunder, (you) can hear Alvor banging (out) his few last blades before calling it a day. Oh, and Secunda (is) playing in the background. This brings me joy.”

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