Hyrule Castle (Breath of the Wild)

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Hyrule Castle is a location in Breath of the Wild, where it serves as the final dungeon, Age of Calamity, and Tears of the Kingdom, where it's the fifth dungeon.

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Castle is the longest dungeon in the game, and contains some of the most difficult enemies encountered. Hyrule Castle is one of the largest seen thus far in the Zelda series. The outside section spans a significant area, containing many pathways and sections that lead into the castle and other surrounding areas. The inner section of the castle contains many rooms and hallways. The castle is in a decrepit and ruined condition; with much of it being destroyed and covered with malice after Calamity Ganon's takeover 100 years ago.

Once Link is past the front gates, the Sheikah Slate produces a 3D map of the castle detailing its outer pathways, and once the interior is reached, the map switches to show the inner halls. The castle is the only place in Hyrule where Link cannot directly teleport from, as the map menu prompts Link to abandon the location by pressing (x), which transports Link south of the front gates. If in Hyrule Castle to purely defeat Ganon, an astonishingly large portion of the dungeon can be bypassed by using Revali's Gale. If not, there are various paths, including waterfalls which can be swum up with the Zora Armor.

Years before the Calamity, there was a Guidance Stone that was originally located within Hyrule Castle before it was moved to its present location.[1] at the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab. The original location of the stone, as well as the castle's Travel Gate are unknown, as the only Travel Gate available in the castle is the one at the Saas Ko'sah Shrine underneath the castle at the Docks.


Nearby Korok Seeds

Dive into the ring of flowers in the water, found outside of the castle. (Click 'Korok Seed' above for a map.)

Jump into the circle of lilies.

On top of the gate to Hyrule Castle is a rock. Lift the rock. (Click 'Korok Seed' above for a map.)

Pick up the rock on top of the gate to Hyrule Castle.

Follow the flower trail starting under the bridge on the southern side of the moat.

Follow the flower trail.

Shoot the acorn hidden in the alcove under the bridge to the gate to Hyrule Castle.

Under the bridge on the western side, shoot the acorn in the alcove above.


  • Despite brimming with Guardians, the castle grounds are entirely devoid of Guardian Stalkers. The Guardians at the castle are exclusively Decayed Guardians, Guardian Turrets and Guardian Skywatchers. This may be accounted by the relatively small floor room areas that would allow their movement. In-universe, could be due to Zelda disabling or destroying active Guardian Stalkers on her way to Calamity Ganon.

Age of Calamity

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Tears of the Kingdom

See also: Beneath Hyrule Castle, Crisis at Hyrule Castle, and A New Champion's Tunic
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Hyrule Castle is split into two during the Upheaval triggered by Ganondorf's Awakening in the Imprisoning Chamber within the Depths Beneath Hyrule Castle. The outermost area, including the Dining Hall and First Gatehouse, and much of the lower levels remain on the ground. The rest, including the entire central core of the castle, is raised up on a pillar over the Hyrule Castle Chasm. This upper section includes the Sanctum, Princess Zelda's Room, Princess Zelda's Study and Library; plus Serutabomac Shrine.

As a Dungeon

Main article: Walkthrough:Hyrule Castle (Tears of the Kingdom)

After Link solves the Regional Phenomena and reports to Purah at Lookout Landing, a Blood Moon suddenly rises and the figure of Princess Zelda appears on the castle. Purah sends Link to investigate, and he is forced to chase Zelda around the castle, only for her to disappear and be replaced by Monster Forces whenever he gets close.

He finally manages to confront her in the Sanctum, where she generates the illusion of the pre-Great Calamity throne room, before the ghostly figure of Ganondorf appears and reveals "Zelda" to be a puppet of his. He then transforms it into a Phantom Ganon, and two waves of Phantom Ganons attack Link. When Link defeats them, Ganondorf explodes the last of them in a wave of gloom, but Link is saved from it by the intervention of the four sages. Ganondorf then taunts them, and forces a memory of The Demon King's Army onto the group, stunning them. After this, the sages retreat to Lookout Landing for a council of war, and Link follows soon afterward.


  1. "The Guidance Stone at my lab is the same one we first brought over from Hyrule Castle." — Purah, Breath of the Wild