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 Baggins, Frodo Baggins, and Samwise Gamgee. Notable locations in Hobbiton include the Mill and the Baggins' Hobbit-hole in the hill, 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-queen Galadriel to heal the Shire in general, but with particular attention to Hobbiton.
The Banjo of Hobbiton
The Banjo of Hobbiton, informally known as the Banjo of the Shire, was a wooden banjo made by the eldar hobbits, and later given as a gift from Bilbo Baggins to Hamfast "Gaffer" Gamgee.
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, and in a studio in the U.K.. 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).
The Hobbiton set can still be visited in New Zealand. Visit iconic locations such as the Hobbit Holes, The Green Dragon Inn and The Mill. Learn about how the farm land was converted into the film sets.
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Chinese (Hong Kong)||哈比屯|
|Italian||Hobbiville / Hobbiton|
|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)|