The Most Beautiful Place in My Skyrim

While it only takes a half hour to run from one end to another, Bethesda has packed an extraordinary world inside Skyrim's tiny space, filled with visuals sure to strike a chord in anyone that's ever contemplated the majesty of nature. Here's my favorite spot. What's yours?


I was wandering about aimlessly in an attempt to follow my blue guide arrow in a direction I wasn't supposed to go when I found myself perched precariously on the edge of a sheer cliff. For just a moment I forgot the quest I was on, the virtual people counting on me. I was captured by the sound of the wind, barely audible over the crashing of water over rocks. I gazed out over the horizon, imagining the tiny droplets of water hanging in the air about the waterfall, those cool pinpricks against my skin.

I fell in love, just a little bit.

What's amazing about Skyrim is that you might have been standing in the same place and you just don't realize it. Maybe it was dark, or stormy, or you were being chased by bandits, wolves, or dragons. That's why this is my place; the variables that brought me here are likely completely different from anyone else's.


I've shown you mine, now show me yours. Drop in a screenshot or two, or just tell us where to find it on the map. Give us a quest, and find out if we see what you see.

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Mike, no offense, but there's some better locations than that area. The water, for wheatever reason, look horrendous there.