Situated along the River Mander, between Silverhill and Goldengrove, Tydehold has long been an important trading destination. Traders operating along the river can head south to Highgarden or continue along to almost any location in The Reach, or they can continue out into the ocean and around to Casterly Rock or The Iron Islands.
The town itself hugs the bank of the River, with the focus being primarily on Castle Blacktyde which is set on a small island in the river itself, connected to the mainland by a causeway. Both the causeway and Castle Blacktyde itself are now in ruins – a result of Ser Arthur Blacktyde’s betrayal in the War of the Usurper. Baratheon forces stormed the settlement after the gates were opened and the whole town was sacked and badly damaged in the ensuing mayhem.