You will start the Chasing Echoes quest within the Skyrim Dawnguard DLC after the first Elder Scroll has been read to you by the Moth Priest, and there are a number of objectives that start with heading to Castle Volkihar and looking for a hidden entrance that Serana told you about. It would be crazy to walk in the front door with the amount of vampires guarding the castle, so during this quest you’re told to find the hidden entrance at the back of the island, which is a little misleading.
It’s worth pointing out that the following information will contain spoilers surrounding the Skyrim DLC, so only read on if you need help or want to learn more about Dawnguard and specifically Chasing Echoes. We spent a good 15 minutes looking around the back of Castle Volkihar and climbing up to find nothing, and then taking a trip in the water to nearby land also gave us nothing until we started at the front of the castle again, which is not what the quest description told you to do. The map marker, as with many in Skyrim Dawnguard, had been way off but in the end it is really easy to find this entrance.
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The Castle Volkihar hidden entrance – once you are at the castle and can see the bridge that leads to the front door, turn around so you are facing the docks. Now you turn right and follow the coastline around the island and this will lead you to some ruined docks to the left of the castle, although you take a right when facing the docks looking away from the castle. This is the hidden entrance for Volkihar but before you can enter you have a few skeletons to defeat first.
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Did you get confused when finding the secret entrance for Castle Volkihar, considering the quest description and map marker, or did you find it easy?