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[[Image:Jef Murray - Tower Hills.jpg|thumb|''Tower Hills'' by [[Jef Murray]]]]
| image=[[File:Ted Nasmith - The White Towers.jpg|250px]]
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The '''Tower Hills''' ([[Sindarin|Sind.]] ''[[Emyn Beraid]]'') were a series of steep hills at the west end of [[Eriador]].
| caption="The White Towers" by [[Ted Nasmith]]
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| location=Western [[Eriador]], west of the [[Far Downs]] south-east of the [[Grey Havens]]
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| type=Hills
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| description=A range of hills where the [[White Towers]] were built
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| towns=[[Undertowers]]<ref>{{App|Later}}</ref>
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| inhabitants=[[Elves]]<br>[[Men]]<br>Later [[Hobbits]]
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The '''Tower Hills''' ([[Sindarin|Sind.]] ''Emyn Beraid'') were a range of hills at the west end of [[Eriador]]. They lay east of [[Grey Havens|Mithlond]], the Grey Havens of [[Lindon]], and west of the [[White Downs]], of old the border of [[the Shire]].
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High upon the Tower Hills stood three tall [[Elves|Elven]] towers, the [[White Towers]], the highest of which was called ''[[Elostirion]]'', which held a ''[[Palantíri|Palantír]]''.<ref>{{UT|Palantiri}}, Note 2</ref>
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They lay about 30 [[Númenóreans|Númenórean]] miles east of [[Mithlond]], the Grey Havens of [[Lindon]], and about 50 miles west of the [[White Downs]], of old the border of [[the Shire]].
  
==History==
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High upon the Tower Hills stood three tall [[Elves|Elven]] towers, the [[White Towers]], the highest of which was called ''[[Elostirion]]'' and held a [[Palantíri|Palantír]]. The towers were built before the end of the [[Second Age]] by [[Gil-galad]] as a gift for [[Elendil]].
Although [[Gil-galad]]'s kingdom didn't have clear bounds south of the [[Lune]], the [[Elves of Lindon]] maintained an outpost there.<ref>{{PM|Atani}}</ref>
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In {{SA|600}}, when the first ship of the [[Númenóreans]] sailed up the [[Gulf of Lune]] there was a meeting between the men from the sea and their [[Middle Men|distant kinsmen]] in the Hills.<ref>{{UT|Wife}}</ref>
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The Tower Hills formed the ancient border between the Elven realm of [[Lindon]] and the Kingdom of [[Arnor]], and the [[East Road|Great East Road]] which led all the way to Rivendell ran through them.
  
The White Towers upon the Tower Hills were built before the end of the [[Second Age]] by [[Gil-galad]] for his friend [[Elendil]].<ref>{{S|Rings}}</ref>
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In the early [[Fourth Age]], [[Elanor Gardner|Elanor]] daughter of [[Samwise Gamgee]] and her husband ''Fastred'' moved to the Tower Hills, founding the town of ''Undertowers'' on the eastern slopes of the Hills, and becoming the ''Wardens of [[Westmarch]]'', when the Tower Hills became the new western border of the Shire.
  
During the [[Third Age]], [[Wandering Companies|bands of Elves]] would go in pilgrimage to Elostirion in order to have a glimpse of the West through the [[Elostirion-stone]].<ref>{{FR|Three}}</ref> The Stone remained in its tower until the end of the Age; it was then taken back into the West.<ref>{{RK|Havens}}</ref>
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[[File:WiMe-White Towers-1-.png|thumb|150px]] ==Portrayal in Adaptations==
  
In {{FoA|31}} the [[Westmarch]] was added to [[the Shire]], making the Tower Hills the new western border of the land. Three years later [[Thain]] [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin I]] made [[Fastred of Greenholm]] the first Warden of Westmarch. He and his wife [[Elanor Gardner|Elanor]], daughter of [[Samwise Gamgee]], moved to the Tower Hills and founded the town of [[Undertowers]] on the eastern slopes.<ref>{{App|Later}}</ref>
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'''1988:''' ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth]]'''''
  
==Portrayal in adaptations==
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The Towers Hills are one of the battlegrounds in this game. The [[White Towers]] can be seen at the background of the map.  
[[File:War in Middle Earth - The White Towers.png|thumb|left|A screenshot from ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth]]'']]
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'''1988: ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth]]'':'''
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:The Towers Hills are one of the battlegrounds in this game. The [[White Towers]] can be seen at the background of the map.
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==Etymology==
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==See also==
The name ''Emyn Beraid'' is [[Sindarin]] from ''[[amon|emyn]]'' ("hill") and ''[[barad|beraid]]'' ("towers").<ref>{{webcite|author=Paul Strack|articleurl=http://eldamo.org/content/words/word-2710061993.html|articlename=S. ''Emyn Beraid'' loc.|dated=|website=Eldamo|accessed=1 November 2019}}</ref>
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* [[:Category:Images of Tower Hills|Images of Tower Hills]]
  
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