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White Towers

Type: Fortresses, Towers, Defenses

Region: Arnor/Eriador/Lindon

Other Names
the tallest tower: Elostirion

Location: Three towers on Emyn Beraid west of the Shire.


Three Elf-towers of immemorial age were still to be seen on the Tower Hills beyond the western marches [of the Shire]. They shone far off in the moonlight. The tallest was furthest away, standing alone upon a green mound. The Hobbits of the Westfarthing said that one could see the Sea from the top of that tower; but no Hobbit had ever been known to climb it.

The Lord of the Rings, Prologue, Concerning Hobbits

It is said that the towers of Emyn Beraid... were raised by Gil-galad for Elendil, his friend; and the Seeing Stone of Emyn Beraid was set in Elostirion, the tallest of the towers.

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

[The] towers of Emyn Beraid still look towards the sea.

The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age

Lyllyn 14Jun03
Elena Tiriel 22Nov09, 14Mar10

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