It can be tempting to hang around snapping as many photos as you can of the 44 hobbit holes, but try to stay up the front and pay attention to your guide. They reveal some incredible details about the filmmaking process, which adds to the magic of the experience. Did you know, for instance, it was someone’s job to catch all of the frogs in the pond each morning, because they were croaking so loud the actors couldn’t hear each other?
Adults can tour the Hobbiton Movie Set for $79, children aged 9 to 16 for $39.50, and children 8 and under can visit for free, accompanied by an adult. Each tour includes a drink at The Green Dragon Inn.
There are also evening banquet tours, private tours, and you can even hire out Hobbiton for events and functions. How about a Middleearth wedding?