|Location||Northern Wilderland, between the southwest and southeast arms of Erebor|
|Realms||Kingdom of Dale|
|Description||Capital city of the Northmen|
|Events||Sack of Erebor, Battle of Five Armies, Battle of Dale|
Dale was situated in the valley between the southwestern and southeastern arms of the Lonely Mountain, nestled in a sharp U-shaped bend of the River Running. It was known as a merry town that traded, mainly in food-supplies, for the skills and craft-pieces of the Dwarves. Dale's toy market was the wonder of the North and the town was renowned for its bells.
The word dale means "valley", as it was built in the Celduin valley between two arms of Erebor.
Portrayal in adaptations
- The City of Dale appears in the Erebor map, just southeast of the mountain itself. It appears to contain several houses, taverns and bridges, as well as a statue of a man. The city is built around the mountain's river.
- Glimpses of the sack of Erebor and the destruction of Dale were shown in the opening prologue sequence.