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.
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
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. In the farm's long transformation, the crew built at least thirty distinct Hobbit-holes (excluding Bag End). 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.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Chinese (Hong Kong)||哈比屯|
|Kazakh||Һоббітон (Cyrillic) Hobbiton (Latin)|
|Portuguese (Brazil)||Vila dos Hobbits|
|Serbian||Хоббитон (Cyrillic) Hobiton (Latin)|
|Spanish (Spain and Latin America)||Hobbiton|
|Uzbek||Ҳоббитон (Cyrillic) Hobbiton (Latin)|