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Type: Valley
Region: West Rohan
Area: Kingstead
Location: [70.3S, 71.5W]
Dunharrow as you reach the top of the Stair of the Hold


Dunharrow is a landmark within Kingstead in West Rohan. [70.3S, 71.5W]

Nestled in the White Mountains, Dunharrow is an encampment of the Rohirrim and the refuge for the citizens of Edoras.


Dunharrow was a clifftop overlooking Harrowdale, the valley of the River Snowbourn. Guarded by statues of Púkel-men the path climbs upwards in a series of switch-backs from Underharrow to Dunharrow - the Stair of the Hold.

This path was lined with statues known as the Púkel-men — statues originally carved by the Men of the White Mountains, in the likeness of the Drúedain. After the stair was the "Firienfeld", a large grassy area for the encampment of soldiers and refuge-seekers.[1]

From Dunharrow a natural amphitheater, large carved stones marked the entrance to the Dimholt, which led into the Paths of the Dead.[2]



The following deeds can be advanced by visiting this place:


  1. [87] The Burdens of Underharrow - vector from Éowyn in Edoras
  2. [87] The Fiddle and the Drum
  3. [87] Shelter in the Harrowdale
  4. [88] Bravery Beyond Her Years
    [87] Spirits of Harrowdale
  5. [87] Assembling the Warriors
    [87] Watchers of the Road
  6. [88] From Shelter to Shelter
    [88] Haunting the Dead
  7. [88] Word from the Harrowdale - vector back to Éowyn in Edoras






  1. Tolkien, J. R. R. (1954), The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings, Boston: Houghton Mifflin (published 1987), "The Muster of Rohan", ISBN 0-395-08254-4
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Muster of Rohan"

Settlements and Landmarks of Kingstead
Settlements: EdorasEntwadeMiddlemeadUnderharrow
Landmarks: Dark DoorDimholtDunharrowBosa's FarmFolcbur's HomesteadPendlac's FarmUpbourn
Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of West Rohan
Settlements: AldburgBeaconwatchBrockbridgeEdorasEntwadeFenmarchGapholtGrimsladeHelm's DeepMiddlemeadOserleyStokeTordag's CampUnderharrowWoodhurstDerndingle
Areas: BroadacresEastfoldKingsteadStonedeansWestfoldEntwood
Landmarks: Kingstead: Dark DoorDimholtDunharrowBosa's FarmFolcbur's HomesteadGurz-shâpolHarrowdaleMeduseldPendlac's FarmUpbourn

Eastfold: EverholtFolde FarmGris-shâtrofulDorr-shâtroful
Broadacres: Bardh-dorámDirenfirelEast FangornSnagfenTorsbury
Stonedeans: FlodgeheldMadh-fushaumMate IsernoreOrlag DenThe Roaring HillsWid Isernore
Westfold: Erkenbrand's RefugeFords of IsenFushum RausThe HornburgLufût-mosMartonMarton FarmlandsMarton's RefugeesShatorthumThe Staging Camp
Entwood: The Easeful MeadWellinghallDerndingle