From Tolkien Gateway
General Information
LocationCentral Eriador
InhabitantsMen, Hobbits

Bree-hill was the most prominent point in the Bree-land, on the slopes of which stood the villages of Bree itself (to the southwest) and Staddle (to the southeast).

There were many families of hobbits in Bree; and they claimed to be the oldest settlement of Hobbits in the world, founded long before the Brandywine was crossed and the Shire colonized. Though more lived in Staddle there were many Hobbits in Bree, living on the higher slopes of the hill, above the houses of the Men.[1]

On its southern slopes there were flourishing growths of pipe-weed, which was probably brought to the north along the Greenway and the Bree-hobbits claimed they were the first actual smokers of the leaf. Being an ancient cross-road, the "art" spread from there to other wanderers and races. Tobold Hornblower probably discovered the leaf there, introducing it to the Shire.[2]

The southern slopes contained the fields called Southlinch, which produced a weed variety of that name.[3]