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Old Guesthouse

The Old Guesthouse was an inn in Minas Tirith. It was located on the first tier, on Lampwrights' Street. It was surrounded on three sides by a lawn, and the fourth was open, leading out to the street.

During the War of the Ring, Pippin met Bergil here. The inn's fate is not known, but it could have been destroyed in the Siege of Minas Tirith. [1]

The Old Guesthouse was known as Sennas Iaur in Sindarin.[2]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith".
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Nancy Smith, "Index questions". Quoted in Wayne G. Hammond, Christina Scull (2008), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 523.