The Encyclopedia of Arda - an interactive guide to the world of J.R.R. Tolkien
First built in III 1900, and rebuilt in III 2698
At the highest point of Minas Tirith
Built by King Calimehtar, and rebuilt by Steward Ecthelion I
Originally built by a King of the House of Anárion, and rebuilt by a Steward of the House of Húrin
Other names
Known after its rebuilding as the Tower of Ecthelion


About this entry:

  • Updated 21 November 2013
  • Updates planned: 2

White Tower

The Tower of Minas Tirith

Encyclopedia of Arda Timeline
Years of the Trees First Age Second Age Third Age Fourth Age and Beyond

A name used for the glistening Tower of Ecthelion at the peak of Minas Tirith, emphasising its opposition to Sauron's Dark Tower of Barad-dûr.

For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.

Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.

Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 1998, 2001, 2013. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.