Places in Middle-earth
Meaning: Deeply Cut Valley
Other Names Imladris, Karningul
Location: West of the Misty Mountains, just west of the River Bruinen.
Description: Sam led him along several passages and down many steps and out into a high garden above the steep bank of the river. He found his friends sitting in a porch on the side of the house looking east. Shadows had fallen in the valley below, but there was still a light on the faces of the mountains far above. The air was warm. The sound of running and falling water was loud, and the evening was filled with a faint scent of trees and flowers, as if summer still lingered in Elrond's gardens.
FotR, Book 2, Ch 1, Many Meetings
Contributors: Moriel 5.2.03, Quotes added by Lyllyn 6.03.03; removed Last Homely House as a synonym: Elena Tiriel 7.4.04