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South-gate of Bree

Bree’s southern entrance

One of the two gates in the hedge that guarded the village of Bree, the other being the West-gate. The South-gate was somewhat to the southeast, at the point where the hedge and its defensive dike circled round to meet the slopes of Bree-hill. From this gate the East Road ran on across Eriador and led to Rivendell and the Misty Mountains. It was through the South-gate that Strider led the Travellers as they set out from Bree for Rivendell on 30 September III 3018, and through it they returned to the town with Gandalf more than a year later, on 28 October III 3019.

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