“I’m going on an adventure!” – Bilbo, in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
One of the nice things about the tour was how much that was used in filming remained. Including this lovely fence that Bilbo leaed over, waiving his signed contract, to join the Dwarves. One thing we immediately noticed was how high the fence was, and how in the heck did Martin Freeman, a man of hobbit size, spring so easily across? (We suspect springboards).
Here is the scene from the movie:
We entered through the same path that Gandalf ‘ s cart does in Fellowship of the Ring. It was pretty crowded but you can kinda tell in this pic of Kevin.
But as you can well imagine, the best part of the tour was Bag End.
And how could we possibly forget faithful Samwise’s hole?
And we made sure to help out where we could. ..
Then it was off down into the village for a pint at The Green Dragon. The beer is specially brewed for Hobbiton and cannot be purchased anywhere else.
There’s a pic of me in front of the actual Green Dragon, but it looks like I forgot to upload it. You can kind of see it behind me in the next picture at the top of the bar.
A whirlwind tour filled with much hobbitness. There are of course, tons of pictures of the site, including more hobbit holes, The Party Tree, etc. If you’re keen to see more, let me know!