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Royal Road

The road that joined the Two Kingdoms

A name for the long North-South Road that joined the two Kingdoms of the Dúnedain, Arnor and Gondor. It ran from Fornost in the north, southward through Bree and Tharbad, then through the Gap of Calenardhon and along the skirts of the White Mountains to reach Minas Anor and ultimately Osgiliath on Anduin. Created during the last years of the Second Age, the road was maintained long into the Third, but by the time of the War of the Ring it had fallen into ruin and decay along most of its length.

See also...

Bridge of Tharbad

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