Gallery: Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Transformed Into Town for Sheep

Images ©Miss_Rogue on Flickr
This idyllic setting is located on the Alexander Family Farm, but many others know it by a different name - Hobbiton.

Images ©Rob & Jules on Flickr

The set for Hobbiton was constructed in 1998 after director Peter Jackson found the Alexander Family farm in an aerial search of the North Island of New Zealand looking for the ideal charming little village. The rolling countryside and the vegetation closely resembled that of J.R.R Tolkein’s description of Middle Earth and so the site was adapted to become Hobbiton, including the creation of 37 little hobbit houses tucked into the hillside.

Now only 17 of those hobbit houses remain, but you can take your own tour of the movie set and Alexander Farm. You can crawl into Bag End, although it looks nothing like it did in the movie and you can even pet the little lambs. The Hobbits had a deep connection with nature and farming and we dig their underground homes that stay cool in the summer and protected from the cold in the winter. We’re sure that’s exactly why the sheep have taken them over.

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  3. Judy Blue October 12, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I wish I were a sheep! Idyllic setting.

  4. Max Richards March 19, 2011 at 5:00 am

    A valuable lesson should be learnt from rather amusing story and to give the animals their share of space. Another inspiring movement taken to protect the sparrows.For more information on this go to

  5. jvkautz March 18, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    It’s better than the Sackville Bagginses living in Bag End, that’s for sure.

  6. mike nemeth October 21, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Great post. Almost iconic these days.

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