Instagrammers Explore Real Life Middle Earth

12/18/2013 07:34 am ET

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth has captured imaginations for decades. And since his films came to life on the big screen, Middle Earth has become associated with New Zealand -- the filming location for both the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit series.

Sets from the films have, of course, been opened to the public for "Hobbiton Tours". Check out photos below via the Instagram blog.

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