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Tower Hills

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Jef Murray - Tower Hills.jpg
Tower Hills
Physical Description
TypeHills
LocationCentral Eriador, west of the Far Downs southeast of the Grey Havens
RealmsArnor
Lindon
The Shire
InhabitantsElves, Men, then Hobbits
DescriptionA hilly region where the White Towers were built
General Information
Other namesEmyn Beraid
EtymologyS. emyn hill + beraid towers


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.

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Portrayal in Adaptations

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

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

See also