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[[Image:Ted_Nasmith_-_The_Glittering_Caves_of_Aglarond.jpg|thumb|275px|''The Glittering Caves of Aglarond'' by [[Ted Nasmith]].]]
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Also called [[Aglarond]], the spectacular jewelled caverns that lay in the [[White Mountains]] behind [[Helm's Deep]]. They were discovered by [[Gimli Elf-friend]] during the [[War of the Ring]], and were later colonised by the [[Dwarves]] of [[Erebor]], with Gimli becoming [[Lord of the Glittering Caves]].  
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The '''Glittering Caves''', also called [[Aglarond]], were the spectacular jewelled caverns that lay in the [[White Mountains]] behind [[Helm's Deep]] in [[Rohan]]. They were discovered by [[Gimli Elf-friend]] during the [[War of the Ring]], and were later colonised by the [[Dwarves]] of [[Lonely Mountain]], with Gimli becoming the first [[Lord of the Glittering Caves]].  
  
The Glittering Caves is one of very few locations in [[Tolkien]]'s work that we can associate with a real place. They were inspired by the caves of Cheddar Gorge, in the southern English county of Somerset.  
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The Glittering Caves are one of very few locations in [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]'s work that are associated with a real place. They were inspired by the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheddar_Gorge_and_Caves Cheddar Gorge and Caves] in the southern English county of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somerset Somerset].  
  
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The Glittering Caves of Aglarond by Ted Nasmith

The Glittering Caves, also called Aglarond, were the spectacular jewelled caverns that lay in the White Mountains behind Helm's Deep in Rohan. They were discovered by Gimli Elf-friend during the War of the Ring, and were later colonised by the Dwarves of Lonely Mountain, with Gimli becoming the first Lord of the Glittering Caves.

The Glittering Caves are one of very few locations in Tolkien's work that are associated with a real place. They were inspired by the Cheddar Gorge and Caves in the southern English county of Somerset.