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Goblin-gate

The eastern entrance to Goblin-town

Map of the Goblin-gate

In a narrow valley between two peaks in the eastern Misty Mountains, a short series of steps led up to a heavy stone door in the rockface. This was the Goblin-gate (also sometimes seen in the marginally different form 'Goblin Gate'),1 the eastern entrance to the underground domain of the Orcs known as Goblin-town. It was through this gate that Bilbo Baggins escaped during the Quest of Erebor, squeezing through the closing doorway and thus losing the buttons from his waistcoat.


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The name 'Goblin-gate' is not used anywhere in the text of The Hobbit, but it does appear in two captions in that book. On the Wilderland map it is given in the hyphenated form 'Goblin-gate', while in the caption to an illustration in Chapter 6 (Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire) it is given as 'Goblin Gate'.

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