Who built The Wall in Game of Thrones and how long has it been there?

The Wall is around 700 feet tall (Picture: HBO)

The Wall has been a central part of Game of Thrones, being a place where Jon Snow has spent much of his time throughout the series.

He started as a steward after joining the Night’s Watch and later became the 998th Lord Commander, before leaving to reclaim Winterfell.

The Wall has held battles between the Night’s Watch and the Wildlings, and it was the barrier that prevented the White Walkers from reaching Westeros.

Viewers saw the Night King ride an undead Viserys and destroy part of The Wall during the final episode of season 7, which will now enable his army to close in on the Seven Kingdoms.

It is a structure that has been around for thousands of years protecting the people of Westeros, but now that it has been partially destroyed they are more vulnerable than ever.

Who built The Wall in Game of Thrones?

The Wall is believed to have been built by Brandon the Builder who was part of the First Men, and he is thought to be the founder of House Stark.

It was built during the Long Night when winter lasted an entire generation, which was around 8,300 years before the current events of Game of Thrones.

It is reported as being over 700 feet tall and along with its solid ice structure it also has magical powers that protect it from the the White Walkers and their army of Wights.

There are nineteen castles in total across The Wall, but at the start of the series only three of them are manned, with Castle Black being the main focus-point.

(Picture: HBO)

It covers a straight line across the northern part of Westeros, separating the people south of wall from the wildlings, White Walkers and anything else that could be a potential threat.

The Wall has been an impartial military group that has guarded the wall for thousands of years, made up of volunteers, as well as noble sons who either don’t have any inheritance to their house or are illegitimate, but the lack of men in recent years meant that criminals were sent there as well.

They are split up into three groups who carry out different duties to maintain the day-to-day tasks on The Wall – rangers, builders and stewards.

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by – metro.co.uk

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