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Hobbiton was a village in the Westfarthing of the Shire.


Hobbiton was located in the center of the Shire in the far eastern part of the Westfarthing. It was the home of many illustrious Hobbits, including Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee. Notable locations in Hobbiton included the Old Mill and Bag End. At the end of the War of the Ring, Saruman's treachery destroyed much of the Shire, and Hobbiton suffered greatly. The Old Mill had been replaced with a noxious factory-like structure, and many trees had been cut down.[1][2]

After the servants of Saruman had been expelled from the Shire, Sam Gamgee used magic soil from the garden of the Elf lady Galadriel to heal the Shire in general, but with particular attention to Hobbiton.

Portrayal in adaptations

Hobbiton as depicted in film

For Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Hobbiton was filmed on an originally bare stretch of farm-land in Matamata, New Zealand. Before Hobbit-holes, much greenery, and other set-pieces were installed, John Howe and Alan Lee spent time sketching how they would visualize Hobbiton, sitting on a hill looking over the land.[3] In the farm's long transformation, the crew built at least thirty distinct Hobbit-holes (excluding Bag End).[4] As per the contract with the farmer all the structures were temporary and were removed at the end of production.

In the decade following The Lord of the Rings films, the site became popular with tourists, such that when The Hobbit film trilogy came to be shot the structures were reconstructed in more permanent materials.

The Hobbiton set can still be visited in New Zealand. Many set-pieces from the films still remain and can be viewed and explored by tourists, such as the Hobbit-holes and The Green Dragon Inn.


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ሖብቢቶን
Arabic حوببيتون
Armenian Հոբբիտոն
Belarusian Cyrillic Hоббітон
Bengali হব্বিতন
Cambodian ហូបូតុន
Catalan Hòbbiton
Chinese (Hong Kong) 哈比屯
Czech Hobitín
Danish Hobbitrup
Dutch Hobbitstee
Estonian Kääbikla
Finnish Hobittila
French Hobbitebourg
Georgian ჰობიტონი
German Hobbingen
Gujarati હોબબિટન
Hebrew הוביטון
Hindi हॉबिटॉन
Japanese ホビットン
Kannada ಹೊಬ್ಬಿಟೋನ್
Kazakh Һоббітон (Cyrillic) Hobbiton (Latin)
Korean 호비튼
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Hоббитон
Laotian ຮໂບບິຕໂນ
Macedonian Cyrillic Хоббитон
Malayalam ഹോബിഷന്‍
Marathi हॉबबिटॉन
Mongolian Cyrillic Hоббитон
Nepalese होब्बितोन्
Norwegian Hobbitun
Pashto حوببیتون
Persian حوببیتون
Portuguese (Brazil) Vila dos Hobbits
Punjabi ਹੌਬਿਟਨ
Russian Хоббитон
Sanskrit होब्बितोन्
Serbian Хоббитон (Cyrillic) Hobiton (Latin)
Sinhalese හොබිට්ටන්
Slovak Hobitov
Slovenian Hobitovo
Spanish (Spain and Latin America) Hobbiton
Swedish Hobsala/Hobbinge
Tajik Cyrillic Ҳоббитон
Tamil ஹோப்பிட்டான்
Telugu హొబ్బితోం
Thai ฮอบบิตัน
Turkish Hobbitköy
Ukrainian Cyrillic Гоббітон
Urdu حوببیتون
Uzbek Ҳоббитон (Cyrillic) Hobbiton (Latin)
Yiddish האָבביטאָן


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "The Shire"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings, "Hobbition and Bag End"
  3. Daniel Falconer, Middle-earth - From Script to Screen, pg. 18
  4. Daniel Falconer, Middle-earth - From Script to Screen, pgs. 24, 25

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