Markarth is a city in western Skyrim and the capital of the hold known as the Reach. It is noted for its Dwemer architecture and the extensive ruins of a Dwemer city, Nchuand-Zel, beneath Understone Keep. It is one of the few cities in Imperial control.
Covers western border. Called the Highlands of Skyrim. Rugged environment with few flat clearings, juniper trees and rich in valuable ores, especially silver. Surrounding holds include Whiterun, Haafingar and Falkreath.