Cities in The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and The Silmarillion

It should be quite fun... NOTE: Cities listed are located in Valinor, Beleriand, Númenor, and Middle-earth.
Quiz by TheGrandLotus
Last updated: February 5, 2014
First submittedAugust 21, 2013
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Dwelling place of Manwë and Varda atop the mountain Taniquetil
Major dwelling place of the Vanyar and Noldor in Valinor; said to be the most beautiful city in history
Tirion upon Túna
Major Teleri settlement in Valinor; it was assaulted and its ships taken by Fëanor's host
Fëanor's home after he was exiled from Tirion for 12 years
secret Elf-realm ruled by Turgon; said to have been almost as beautiful as Tirion
Turgon's original city in Nevrast, but was abandoned after he built #5
Morgoth's original fortress; destroyed in the War for the Sake of the Elves by the Valar
Morgoth's secondary fortress in the north of Beleriand; was sunk under the Sea along with the rest of the region during the War of Wrath
secret elf-realm of Finrod Felagund; built with the help of the Dwarves of Belegost and the Elves of Doriath
Doriath's capital city; ruled by King Thingol and Queen Melian
Along with #12, a haven established by Círdan in Beleriand
Along with #11, a haven established by Círdan in Beleriand
In the final years of the First Age, the refugees from the major Elven realms all flocked here; was ruled by Eärendil and Elwing
Havens of Sirion
City founded by Maedhros, Fëanor's son; one of the only surviving regions of Beleriand after it sank into the Sea
The two great Dwarven cities in the Ered Luin during the First Age
Belegost and Nogrod
Capital of the Dúnedain Kingdom of Númenor; sometimes referred to as "The Golden City"
port at which the Edain landed in Númenor, on its eastern coast
originally the biggest city in Númenor; inhabited mostly by people friendly to the Elves
City founded by Círdan; capital city of Lindon, which was ruled by High King Gil-galad; From here, many Elves took ships and took the Straight Path to Valinor
Mithlond/Grey Havens
Mountain refuge founded by Elrond for the many Elven refugees from the War of the Elves and Sauron; Thorin's Company and the Fellowship both stop here
Former capital city of the Elf-realm of Eregion, ruled by Celebrimbor; destroyed in SA 1697 by Sauron's armies during the War of the Elves and Sauron
First Númenórean colony in Middle-earth, founded by Prince Aldarion in SA 875 under the name "Vilyalondë"
Lond Daer
Númenórean colony founded by members of the Faithful in SA 2350; Anárion and Isildur landed there after Númenor was destroyed; capital city of the Usurper-king Castamir from TA 1437-1447
Númenórean colony on the coast of Harad settled by members of the King's Men; for the first 1500 years or so, control of the city passed between Gondor and the Haradrim, but after Castamir's Rebellion was quelled, his sons fled there and organized the troublesome Corsairs
Former capital city of the united Kingdom of Arnor
One of the locations of the three northern Palantíri; Frodo was stabbed by a Morgul-blade here
Amon Sûl
Capital city of Arthedain; destroyed in TA 1975 by the forces of Angbad
Region from which the main Hobbit characters hail
The Shire
City in which the Inn of the Prancing Pony is located
Formerly a great Dwarf-realm, but was abandoned after miners dug too deep and accidentally released a Balrog
Celeborn and Galadriel's home city in Lothlórien
Caras Galadhon
Rohan's capital city
Rohan's mustering point during the War of the Ring
Opposite of #35; established by Anárion son of Elendil; became the capital of Gondor in TA 1640
Minas Anor/Minas Tirith
Opposite of #34; established by Isildur son of Elendil; original home of the White Tree of Gondor before Sauron assaulted it in SA 3429; conquered by the Nazguûl in TA 2002
Minas Ithil/Minas Morgul
Original capital city of Gondor; essentially destroyed in TA 1437 during the Kin-strife
Originally a Númenórean fortress, opposite of #38; after it was recovered from Dunlendings in TA 2754, control over the place was given to the Istar Saruman
Originally a Númenórean fortress, opposite of #37; sometimes referred to as "Helm's Deep; King Théoden and his army fought against the might of Saruman's Uruk-hai here; in the first years of the Fourth Age, Gimli established a Dwarf-realm in the Glittering Caves
As the Host of the West left #34 bound for #40, Aragorn dismissed all those men who were scared to retake this city from the Orcs
Cair Andros
One of the original Númenórean fortifications built after Mordor's defeat in the War of the Last Alliance; retaken by the Orcs after the Great Plague in TA 1637
the Black Gate
Sauron's major base of operations in Mordor
Sauron's base of operations in Mirkwood; completely levelled by the Elves of the Woodland Realm and Lothlórien in TA 3019
Dol Guldur
City of Thranduil the Elvenking; place where Thorin's Company is held until Bilbo breaks them out
Thranduil's Halls
Another name for the Kingdom under the Mountain; destroyed by the dragon Smaug in TA 2770; retaking the lost city was the goal of Thorin's Company
City of Men in the shadow of #44; destroyed along with #44 by Smaug
AKA, Lake-town
Level 78
Sep 16, 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed this! (And missed way too many even after having just re-read the Silmarillion.) I would change the title, though, as they're not all "cities."
Level 24
Jun 21, 2018
Really great quiz
Level 28
Jan 23, 2020
Great quiz!
Level 74
Jun 4, 2020
Most of the Hobbit characters don't hail from the Shire....I tried both the Blue Mountains and the Iron Hills and neither worked
Level 22
Nov 27, 2022
Hobbits, the species, not the book
Level 59
Nov 20, 2022
great quiz!