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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 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.