Hobbiton

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FROM THE BOOK

Hobbiton: Large town in the central regions of the Shire, within the borders of the Westfarthing. The town was overlooked by Hobbiton Hill (usually called simply ‘The Hill’), in which was Bag End, the ancestral smial of the Baggins family.

Hobbiton was filmed in the town of Matamata, well, just outside. It was all filmed on private land, so apart from the “Welcome to Hobbiton” sign on the main street you can’t see anything.

There is a tour though, run by the guy who owns the farm. I didn’t go, so I don’t know what it’s like, but I wouldn’t expect too much, most of the set(s) were ripped down after filming.