The Shire is located to the far west of Middle-Earth, near the bay. It is a lush and fertile land, used mostly for farming and livestock.
The inhabitants live in small, incredibly clean and cozy holes in the ground that are marked by round, brightly-colored doors. The largest hole is called Bag-end and is currently unoccupied, as its owner unexpectedly left home a few months ago.
The Shire is generally a very peaceful place, with no disturbances, no strangers and no adventures. Because of this, it is an ideal place to spend a holiday.