Hobbiton is currently building a very exciting and long-anticipated attraction in The Shire! As of this December, a new Hobbit hole interior will be a part of our tour through Hobbiton, which will transport you into the heart of Tolkien's world.
Step Inside The First Ever Hobbit Hole Interior this December!
Hobbiton already captivates our imagination on our monthly tours to the Shire, with its rolling hills, vibrant gardens, and of course, the iconic Hobbit holes from all the movies. However, this development will bring a whole new level of immersion! Until now, our tour of Hobbiton primarily focused on the exteriors of Hobbit Holes, which beautifully represent the homes of beloved characters like Bilbo, Frodo, Sam and Rosie. The new development takes the magic a step further by offering a glimpse into the enchanting interiors in which these characters live.
What can we expect?
The concept design for the artwork of the new Hobbit hole interior came from Lord of the Rings artists Alan Lee and John Howe. The interior will be built by Weta Workshop so we can expect the new interior design will showcase the utmost attention to detail, drawing inspiration from Tolkien's descriptions and the visual aesthetics of the films. Each Hobbit hole has been meticulously crafted to create an authentic and immersive experience for us fans.
Every Hobbit hole boasts its own unique character and style so we are sure the interior decor will be no exception. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by the inviting warmth and coziness that Hobbits are known for. The interior will feature a combination of rustic elements, such as exposed beams, stone walls, and wooden furnishings. Soft lighting and flickering fireplaces will create a magical ambience, evoking a sense of homeliness that will make you want to curl up with a good book. The attention to detail in Hobbiton is extraordinary, with tiny trinkets and personal belongings placed in each dwelling, giving fans a glimpse into the lives and personalities of our beloved Hobbit characters.
As food is such a central aspect of Hobbit culture, we expect the new interior experience will highlight this and showcase a Hobbit’s love for hearty meals and fine beverages. Reportedly, fans will even get to explore the fully equipped kitchen inside the new Hobbit Hole, complete with stone ovens and copper pots, where Hobbits would prepare their delicious feasts. So we are hopeful this will be a central part of the design and experience.
So what are you waiting for??
Pack your bags and get ready to go on an adventure with us in December 2023, or any tour in 2024, 2025 or beyond to experience this new immersive experience in the magical Shire!
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