From Tolkien Gateway
|Upbourn in The Lord of the Rings Online|
|Description||A small hamlet on the banks of the Snowbourn river|
|Gallery||Images of Upbourn|
Upbourn was a hamlet located in Rohan, south of Edoras on the banks of the Snowbourn in the valley of Harrowdale.
The name is a modernisation of the Old English Upburnan as would represent Rohanese.
It derives from the fact that the hamlet was some way "up" the river Snowbourn.
As Tolkien noted, up- is used in English place-names for river-side villages (as Upavon in Wiltshire), especially in contrast to larger places near its mouth (as Upwey above Weymouth).
Portrayals in Adaptations
2013: The Lord of the Rings Online
- Upbourn is a small village located just north of Underharrow and ruled by Dúnhere, the Lord of Harrowdale. Unusually for the game, it features neither vendor nor Quest-giver NPCs and aside from a brief visit by the player plays no role in the storyline.