Carysford is a large village or small town located on the banks of the River Cary, a day or two's ride west of Caemlyn in Andor and not far downriver from its source. It is where the Caemlyn Road crosses the river on its way to the capital.

The village consists of neat, vine-covered brick houses and is fairly peaceful. The ford itself has long been bridged over, although the bridge is not kept in the best of conditions.