The Blue Palace (also called Castle Solitude in older textbooks), is located in Solitude, the capital city of Skyrim. Solitude’s awe-inspiring landmark is its ornate palace was built on the ruins of the old palace, which was destroyed by a fire. There is only one entrance: from the cloisters at the end of the Avenues District.
The Bards College is where almost all bards found in Skyrim were trained. They usually suggest others to travel here when asked about where they learned. It's a three-story building located near the Blue Palace inside the walls of Solitude. The building itself is large but contains many books. There are also many flutes, drums, and lutes within. Occasionally, bards at the college will have conversations or classes.
Solitude is a major port city on the northern coast of the province of Skyrim. Not only is it the capital of Haafingar hold, but it is also the whole province. This is the city in which the Imperial Queen lives. Imperial control.