An Unexpected Journey: our day in Hobbiton

The pub or the village? Hard choice!

The pub or the village? Hard choice!

Most of our household love Lord of the Rings and by extension, the movies. Well, technically the small boys love the movies and by extension the books as they’re a bit small yet to have read them. For Christmas, we treated the family, including my Dad and stepmum (Dad is a HUGE LOTR fan – he first read the books in 1954!) to a day trip to Hobbiton. We were very impressed with the setup there – very friendly and efficient, well-organised, the gift shop wasn’t over priced and aside from a small amount of disappointment from the youngest members of our party (we hadn’t explained clearly enough that Gandalf, Frodo and Sam wouldn’t be there) and from all of us that there were no fully built up and furnished Hobbit holes for us to go into, we had a wonderful day. I don’t do many photo blogs, but I think in this case, the pictures really do speak for themselves.

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There’s a daughter hiding behind that window

An everyday Hobbit hole

An everyday Hobbit hole

A reconstructed oak tree

A reconstructed oak tree

Welcome to Bag End

Welcome to Bag End

Slightly taller than Hobbits...

Slightly taller than Hobbits…

Ah ha! Into a Hobbit hole at last!

Ah ha! Into a Hobbit hole at last!

More Hobbit residences

More Hobbit residences

The Mill

The Mill

The happy visitors outside the Green Dragon

The happy visitors outside the Green Dragon

The Green Dragon

The Green Dragon

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