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Very friendly, helpful hosts. Informative guide. Great fun for the young as well as the older members in our tour group. The concept and execution of the idea to preserve the film set works very well and is done with great flair as well as allowing us to see a very attractive farm with rolling hillsides set in a very pretty part of the country. All the staff we met were helpful, cheerful and friendly.
It was a fun, well run, well paced and informative tour, with plenty of opportunity for photos. The bus was very comfortable and the Hobbit holes were beautifully situated. It was an easy walk with an informative commentary as we were guided around the area. It culminated in the Green Dragon and a welcome drink of either an alcoholic or non-alcoholic locally brewed drink. A wonderful day all told.
The tour was amazing !! Our guide was David and he made the whole trip really fun and enjoyable, he is a really nice guy ! All of the scenery was beautiful, the landscapes and the movie set was just as in the movies!! Plus you get a free drink when you arrive to the Green Dragon. Unforgettable experience, I truly recommend it :)
Just ask as many questions as possible because it is important to know how this movie set come about and just enjoy the magical place. Take lots of pictures too!!
We really liked the total experience. It was on our bucket list and didn't disappoint us. We thoroughly recommend it.