Posted on May 25, 2020 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It will be a long time before many of us consider it feasible to visit England.

However, thanks to books, there’s no shortage of virtual trips available.

And if you love J.R.R. Tolkien, you’ll be glad to learn of an upcoming release.

The Worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien: The Places That Inspired Middle-earth by John Garth comes out June 9, but the Guardian has a preview of it that includes what Garth believes to have been the inspiration for Saruman’s dark tower and the Barrow-downs, among other Middle-earth landmarks.

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