|Location||Central Misty Mountains east of Rivendell|
|Description||A series of tunnels and caverns inhabited by Goblins|
|Regions||Orc chiefdoms of the Misty Mountains|
|People and History|
|Inhabitants||Orcs of the Misty Mountains|
|Events||Thorin and Company are captured by the Great Goblin|
|Gallery||Images of Goblin-town|
In T.A. 2941 during the journey to Lonely Mountain, Bilbo Baggins was captured by the Goblins of Goblin-town together with the Dwarves of Thorin and Company. They were brought before the Great Goblin, who accused them of spying, and was enraged when he found that Thorin was carrying Orcrist, a sword the Great Goblin remembered from Gondolin. With the help of Gandalf, the Great Goblin was slain and Bilbo and the Dwarves escaped, pursued by force of Goblins.
Goblin-town was a series of tunnels and caverns, which went all the way through the mountains, with a "back door" near the Eagles' eyrie in Wilderland. The cave of Gollum was deep beneath Goblin-town yet was connected to the Goblins' tunnels, with one passage leading to the "back door".
Portrayal in adaptations
In both The Hobbit (1977 film) and David T. Wenzel's The Hobbit, Goblin-town is, like in the book, a set of tunnels and caverns. In the 2003 video game version, is was changed to a giant Dwarven mining complex with many lifts, bridges and train carts to spice up the action of the level.
In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Goblin-town is portrayed as a giant system of caverns with sprawling wooden walkways. The Goblins having a central hub of dwellings with the Great Goblin's throne being in the center.