20 Destinations That Belong in Middle-Earth

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J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings was a massively influential piece of literature, one that assembled stray bits of mythology, history, cultures, and even other art into a wonderful, cohesive whole. These real-life locations look just like Middle-Earth (and the rest of Arda) in a variety of ways—whether they inspired Tolkien or stood in for Middle-Earth at the movies.

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