Duskendale has cobbled streets, and is surrounded by small fishing villages. Rocks protect it from the waves of the ocean. The Dun Fort is the castle that overlooks the city, held by House Rykker.
Duskendale was originally held by House Darklyn. It was passed to House Rykker after the Defiance of Duskendale, a conflict in which King Aerys II Targaryen was held captive by House Darklyn for half a year and rescued by Ser Barristan Selmy. After this, House Darklyn was destroyed. The entire city was thus handed to House Rykker.
A Feast for CrowsEdit
Brienne Tarth visits the town of Duskendale whilst on her hunt for Sansa Stark, believing that Ser Dontos Hollard may have brought her there. She is turned away by the Maester, who claims to know nothing of the two. He speculates that Dontos took Sansa to Oldtown or across the Narrow Sea.