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Background Information
Type City
Location On a Hill in Southern part of Rohan
Realms Rohan
Founded/Built Late Third Age ?
Ruler Kings of Rohan
Other Information
Summary Capital city of Rohan with the Meduseld as the seat of the Kings of Rohan
Other names
Inhabitants Rohirrim
Spoken Languages Rohirric/Westron
Lifespan Late Third Age -

"You'd find more cheer in a graveyard..."

Edoras was the capital city of Rohan.


The city of Edoras was built on a hill in a valley of the White Mountains by Rohan's second King, Brego son of Eorl the Young. Before this, Rohan's capital was at Aldburg in the Folde.

Edoras was built at the end of the valley of Harrowdale, which lay under the great mountain Starkhorn. The river Snowbourn flowed past the city on its way west towards the Entwash. As Rohan consisted of mostly small villages and farmsteads, Edoras was the closest thing Rohan had to a city, and held the Golden Hall of Meduseld. It was here that Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas, and Gandalf met with King Théoden.[1]

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Portrayal in adaptationsEdit

In the filmsEdit

EDORAS location map in middle earth

In Peter Jackson's film version, a fully realized set for Edoras was built on Mount Sunday in the upper reaches of the Rangitata Valley, near Erewhon.

Other adaptationsEdit

  • Edoras may have inspired the city of Whiterun in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, as its layout is very similar to that of Edoras.
Edoras BFME

Edoras in Battle for Middle-Earth


  1. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter VI: "The King of the Golden Hall"

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