Near the Great Bridge and the Gate to Esgaroth(e, n and s)

To the west stand the Great Gates of Esgaroth, barring the entrance from the Great Bridge into the city. The gates are higher than two men, and are made out of stout wood, banded together with iron. While the gates are balanced upon sturdy hinges of iron, it would take several people operating the two mechanical winches to either side to open or close the gates. You can hear furious beating and scrabbling upon the gates as the Orcs attempt to force their way into the valiant city. Two archer's posts have been built on either side of the gates, and from them the archers of Esgaroth can be positioned to rain fire and death upon the enemy. Two ladders lead up into the posts.
There is water to the northwest and southwest.
The only obvious exits are east, north and south.