|Inhabitants||The Galadhrim, including Celeborn and Galadriel|
|Other names||City of the Trees|
|Etymology||S. "city of trees"|
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The city was located on a green hill surrounded by a fosse and a wall whose gates lay to the south-west. The inhabitants dwelled in large flets in the trees, reached by white ladders. On the top of the hill, in the greatest of trees, were the house of Celeborn and Galadriel. In the same tree were the highest point in the land.
During the events of the War of the Ring, the Fellowship of the Ring was brought through Lórien to Caras Galadhon, and there met the lords of the Galadhrim. They stayed in the city for a month, recovering from their journey through Moria.
In the Fourth Age, after Galadriel had gone into the West, Caras Galadhon was ruled by a lonely Celeborn as capital of a Lórien which now spanned both sides of the river Anduin. Later Celeborn left for Valinor as well, and Caras Galadhon became an empty place.
In the first edition of The Fellowship of the Ring, Caras Galadhon was misspelled "Caras Galadon".