The mountain castle by Losse elda

A mountain castle of Middle-earth, by Losse elda

There were many Fortresses, Castles and Strongholds in Arda, such as Minas Tirith, Helm's Deep, IsengardMinas Morgul, and Barad-dûr. All were strong buildings most of which were built for defensive purposes. They were usually made of stone, and archers could shoot safely from behind the walls.

List of Fortresses of Arda Edit

Fortresses/Strongholds of Men at the end of the Third Age Edit

Minas Tirith

Minas Tirith, the chief fortress and capital of Gondor

Fortresses/Strongholds of Elves Edit


Caras Galadhon

Fortresses/Strongholds of Dwarves Edit

Fortresses/Strongholds of Evil Edit




Minas Morgul, a fortress of Mordor

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