The easiest way to get into the Castle Volkihar is to use the console command coc CastleVampireTowerExterior . This will teleport you outside the castle.
There are also two doors in the courtyard that can be used to enter, but they are locked. If they aren’t unlocked yet, then you need to wait until stage 30 of the Dawnguard questline. That’s when Isran will give you a key that opens them.
If you don’t want to wait until then, there is another way:
Go to Fort Dawnguard and talk to Gunmar or Sorine Jurard. They’ll both offer you a quest called “Rescue” which involves going into Castle Volkihar and rescuing one of them from a vampire attack. Once this quest has been accepted, they’ll give you a key that opens one of these doors in the courtyard (the choice is random).
Last modified: September 11, 2022