Inspritations for The Mountain Part 2 - Harrenhal & Clegane Keep
Harrenhal, as I picture it for this story, is not yet truly a ruin, though its been neglected & is falling into disrepair. Furnishings are shabby & threadbare, colors are muted, everything is in need of a good cleaning, and things are starting to crumble, ever so slightly. As far as the grounds, the Godswood is overgrown & the paths are littered with downed trees. The gardens are a bit out of control. The Old Sept is a crumbling ruin. It definitely needs a little love, just like its Lord.
I've somewhat used Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England as a bit of inspiration (especially the interior), although its truly far to small to be they real life Harrenhal. I got to spend a great deal of time at Bodiam when I was in England and it was lovely. Its on flat land, which I like for Harrenhal, but its moated, which Harrenhal is not.