Rohan is a largely grassland country which lies to the north of Gondor, and is best known for its Rohirrim. (The Rohirrim is the country’s cavalry, and its name is is dervied from the Sindarin for ‘Horse Lords’). It’s generally said Rohan’s people are tall, with fair skin, blue-eyes and blonde hair – though there have been rumours of very short soldiers with big appetites and large hairy feet.
There are three places in Rohan I’d like to see – the first is Edoras, the country’s capital, which lies close to the slopes of the White Mountains. Edoras is where the country’s King lives – his palace is known as the Golden Hall, or the Meduseld. The second is Aldburg, the original home of Eorl the Young – Rohan’s first King. Finally, I’d like to visit Helm’s Deep – a valley in the White Mountains and site of the Hornburg. The Hornburg is Rohan’s most celebrated fortress, while Helm’s Deep was the location of a major battle towards the end of the Third Age….
By the way, the pic’s of Eowyn (a Shieldmaiden of Rohan) standing on the front steps of Edoras. I’d be especially interested in running into her !over 6 years ago