Where Hobbits Live


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April 23rd 2013
Published: May 15th 2013EDIT THIS ENTRY

who lived here? who lived here? who lived here?

Was it Sam?
Tuesday, 23rd April - Day Twenty: a day trip to “Hobbiton”. This is a day we arranged for ourselves especially so that we could visit The Shire, and see where the Hobbits lived. We had to book online at least 3 days in advance even though tours leave daily every half hour in winter. If we hadn’t lost our way in Cambridge we wouldn’t have missed the 10:00 trip, but got the one later and had time to look around the gift shop while we waited.

Hobbiton is on a private farm. It was the actual movie setting for the trilogy of “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” and was the perfect place for the films with no buildings, roads or power lines to mar the beauty of the rolling hills. You can read more about it online.

Our tour lasted about one and a half hours and we loved being amongst the tiny dwellings, walking along the path where Gandalf and Frodo rode, marvelling at every detail such as the intricate wood carvings, hand-tooled garden ornaments and flowers in tiny pots. Our walk finished at the Green Dragon Pub drinking authentic apple cider and ginger beer.


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such tiny homes for Hobbitssuch tiny homes for Hobbits
such tiny homes for Hobbits

with such delightful gardens
one of the back gardensone of the back gardens
one of the back gardens

a birdhouse on the right
The scarecrowThe scarecrow
The scarecrow

scaring the birds away
a leaded glass windowa leaded glass window
a leaded glass window

and potted herbs
overview of The Shireoverview of The Shire
overview of The Shire

Frodo's home atop the hill
wonderful veggies wonderful veggies
wonderful veggies

grown by the Hobbits
 Frodo's home Frodo's home
Frodo's home

view to the top of the high hill
looking over The Shire looking over The Shire
looking over The Shire

a wonderful view from Frodo's house
view of the mill pondview of the mill pond
view of the mill pond

the way down to the market
the reconstructed oak treethe reconstructed oak tree
the reconstructed oak tree

leaves attached to the branches


15th May 2013
we're too big to enter a Hobbit House

Brilliant!
Love this photo of you both. I know who else will love this photo, too!! (Hint: Two little hobbitsis.
18th May 2013
we're too big to enter a Hobbit House

Hobbiton
Thank you, Honey. We loved the tour and need to watch the Trilogy again now.
15th May 2013
"cheers"

Cute!
Two of the cuter hobbits in Hobbiton! Love this.

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