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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.
 
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.
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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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'''1988:''' ''[[J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth]]'''''
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[[File:WiMe-White Towers-1-.png]]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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==See also==
 
==See also==

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Tower Hills by Jef Murray

The Tower Hills (Sind. Emyn Beraid) were a series of steep hills at the west end of Eriador.

They lay about 30 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.

High upon the Tower Hills stood three tall Elven towers, the White Towers, the highest of which was called Elostirion and held a Palantír. The towers were built before the end of the Second Age by Gil-galad as a gift for Elendil.

The Tower Hills formed the ancient border between the Elven realm of Lindon and the Kingdom of Arnor, and the Great East Road which led all the way to Rivendell ran through them.

In the early Fourth Age, 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.

Portrayal in Adaptations

1988: J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth

WiMe-White Towers-1-.pngThe Towers Hills are one of the battlegrounds in this game. The White Towers can be seen at the background of the map.


See also