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Tolkien Fans Rejoice, Hobbiton is a Real Place You Can Visit

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This goes out to all the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit fans desperate to keep the epic trilogies alive in their hearts—Hobbiton is real place, a place with 44 Hobbit holes, a place you can visit. After the set was rebuilt in 2011 for the new Hobbit films, it has since then been into a permanent attraction, complete with daily tours of the lush 12-acre site in rural New Zealand.

Visitors can enjoy a traditional Hobbit meal at the Green Dragon Inn, where denizens of Hobbiton would meet to eat, drink, and gossip about The Shire. The inn's interior is an exact reproduction of how it appears in The Lord of the Rings, and serves several craft beer options like the Girdley Fine Grain and the Oatbarton Brew. The site overlooks a 1,250-acre sheep farm in the New Zealand countryside, a view so green it might even inspire the anti-Hobbit to want to make the trip.

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