The fantasy genre is full of some of the most breathtaking and intricate scenery.
Authors have the amazing ability to send readers into a completely fictional world while at the same time making it feel entirely real.
Likewise, filmmakers often have a similar ability to transport viewers to a new land and fully immerse them in the world.
Whether you are visiting a fantasy village by page or by screen, it can be a magical experience.
And if you are looking for fan art of some of the most famous fantasy villages, you have come to the right place.
Keep reading to see some beautiful art and to learn more about these fantasy villages.
Hogsmeade from Harry Potter
The first fantasy village on our list will certainly be familiar to Potterheads all over the world.
It is Hogsmeade, the magical village located just outside the boundaries of Hogwarts.
As we can see in the image above, it is a picturesque little village that is home to many specialty shops, as well as cottages and historical landmarks.
Hogwarts students who are in their third year of schooling or above are permitted to go on weekend visits to the village, a treat that many students enjoy.
Hogsmeade was founded around the same time as Hogwarts school was founded, which is believed to be sometime in the 10th or 11th century.
The train station that brings students from London to Hogwarts each fall is located at Hogsmeade, and this is typically when students get their first look at the fantasy village.
Hogsmeade is home to many specialty shops including the Hog’s Head Inn, the Three Broomsticks, Zonko’s Joke Shop, and Honeydukes, which tends to be Hogwarts students’ favorite place to visit for sweet treats.
The village is home to just about everything a witch or wizard might need, including several secret passageways that lead to Hogwarts.
Hogsmeade is also home to the Shrieking Shack, which is considered one of the most haunted buildings in Britain.
The Shrieking Shack also tends to be a popular spot for Hogwarts students to visit. What teenager doesn’t love to visit a haunted house?
As we can see in the image above, Hogsmeade is a quaint little fantasy village that looks like it could be on the front of a Christmas card.
It is home to beautiful views of Hogwarts and the surrounding hills, and it is certainly a great place to escape to for students at Hogwarts.
The Shire from Lord of the Rings
If you are looking for the most peaceful fantasy village, look no further than the Shire.
Home to the Hobbits of Middle Earth, the Shire is warm in the summer and cool in the winter.
Rainfall is frequent here, and the Brandywine River weaves through the hills.
The Shire is quite large with many small villages and a few larger towns.
There is a large amount of open space as well that is home to marshes and forests.
Because of the relative unimportance of the Shire, it is not a fantasy village that encounters many conflicts or wars.
It is protected on all sides by the Dunedain Rangers who keep out all intruders.
During the War of the Ring, the Shire was protected by Gandalf and the Rangers of the North.
They kept evil from entering the Shire and thereby protected the Hobbits who lived there.
The Hobbits who live in the Shire mainly rely on agriculture to sustain their economy.
However, they also do a small amount of milling and other light industry.
The landscape of the Shire makes it a great location for farming and other agriculture.
The Hobbits of the Shire are a peaceful group that enjoys simple pleasures such as parties, eating, and gift-giving.
The Shire is an excellent fantasy village to escape to when real life becomes dark or difficult.
It is a quiet place that is home to some of Middle Earth’s most peaceful and loving creatures.
Lothlorien from Lord of the Rings
Lothlorien is another fantasy village located in Middle Earth, but this one has a much different feel than the Shire.
Time is different here; it does not operate like the rest of the world here. It is described as an earthly paradise, and it certainly has many qualities that fit that description.
Evil cannot enter Lothlorien.
It is surrounded by trees, mountains, and rivers, making it a quiet and secluded village.
Lothlorien is home to many elves who live within the trees.
It is lit by the sun during the day and illuminated by the moon at night.
Elves do not count the years that pass, and outsiders who visit often feel that they lose track of time in this fantasy village.
Lothlorien defies many of the traditional laws of nature, making it an even more magical and fantastical place to be.
As we can see in the image above, Lothlorien is a dark forest, but it is not a scary place.
If anything it is joyful and peaceful.
Because no evil can enter the forest, the residents know that they are safe and protected.
If you need a dark place to escape the pressures and evils of the real world, Lothlorien is certainly the place to be.
You will find helpful elves, beautiful scenery, and all the peace and quiet you need.
Faerie Village from A Court of Thorns and Roses
The final fantasy village for us to look at is the home of the faeries in A Court of Thorns and Roses.
If you are unfamiliar with this series, the faeries live on the other side of the wall from the human world in a place called Prythian.
This realm is divided into seven smaller courts, each ruled by a High Lord.
In the image above, we see a massive building towering over much smaller homes and cottages.
In each of the courts, the High Lord lives in a home that resembles a manor or a castle, while the lesser fae live in much more humble homes below.
This fantasy village is quite different from the other villages above.
It is not quiet or peaceful, nor is it a nice place to escape to. Due to the nature of faeries, there are conflicts and wars occur quite often, making it a dangerous place for anyone, especially humans.
Though it may not be the most idealistic fantasy village, Prythian is a great place to escape to if you are looking for action and adventure.
There is something mysterious happening around every corner, and it definitely makes for an intriguing and exciting village.
I hope this article has provided you with some cool fantasy village art that inspires you.
And if you have your own art that you want to be featured in this list or you want us to feature some other fantasy village, leave a message in the comments below!
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