“Lonely”. Tol Eressëa was a ship-shaped island which had started life in the waters of Middle-earth, but which had been towed over to the Bay of Eldamar to carry the Eldar to complete their Great Journey to the West.

Early stories mention cities of Tavrobel and Kortirion, but the main population centre was Avallonë. This was set on the eastern shores of the island, and contained the Master Stone of the Palantiri.

The island was the home of the Teleri in the First Age – those elves who did not make it to Valinor. Afterwards, it also was home to the Exiles and the Sindar who made it to Aman. They built anew the city of Avallonë.
Encyclopedia entry originally written by atalante_star