"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]

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 BFME

Edoras in The Battle for Middle-earth

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ዐዶራስ
Arabic إيدورس
Armenian Եդորաս
Belarusian Cyrillic Едорас
Bengali এদরাস
Bulgarian Cyrillic Едорас
Catalan Édoras
Georgian ედორასი
Greek Εδορασ
Gujarati ઍદોરસ
Hebrew אדוראס
Hindi एदोरस
Japanese エドラス
Kazakh Cyrillic Едорас
Korean 에도라스
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эдорас
Macedonian Cyrillic Едорас
Marathi एदोरस
Mongolian Cyrillic Едорас
Nepalese एदोरस
Pashto ېدوراس
Persian هدوراس
Russian Эдорас
Serbian Едорас (Cyrillic) Edoras (Latin)
Sinhalese ඒදොරස්
Tajik Cyrillic Едорас
Tamil ஏதொரஸ்
Telugu ఏదొరస
Thai เอโดรัส
Ukrainian Cyrillic Едорас
Urdu ادوراس
Uzbek Едорас (Cyrillic) Edoras (Latin)
Yiddish עדאָראַס


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