When I was 15 and I watched The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time in the theatre, I was absolutely enchanted by The Shire. As the camera panned over the gentle rolling hills, chimneys puffing smoke and quaint round hobbit-hole doors, I felt an odd sense of longing for this fictional place and it’s pastoral charm. When the story took us inside the subterranean home of Bilbo Baggins, I fell even further in love.
To learn more about this attraction, check out this post by Amanda of A Dangerous Business Travel Blog. She has written a great description with plenty of tips and even the name of her blog is inspired by a Tolkien quote, which is pretty cool.
Bilbo says to Frodo, “It’s a dangerous business Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”