Whiterun was built up around the mead hall Jorrvaskr, home of the legendary Companions warrior guild.
The Plains District of Whiterun is home to the city's shops and market, while the Wind District is mostly residential. The Jarl's palace, Dragonsreach, dominates the Cloud District.
Whiterun's central location in Skyrim has made it a trading hub of the entire province.
Buildings, vendors, and other points of interest in Whiterun include: