Adventures in Middle Earth
Bree is a collection of small villages at the crossroads of the North road (connecting Fornost in Arthedain with Thabad in Cardolan) and the East road (connecting the Grey Havens with the rest of the world, eventually reaches Thanduil’ Palace).
Bree has a sizeable population of Men and a smallish population of Halflings. The men are mostly Dunlendings (from the southeast) and Northmen (commoners from Arthedain). In spite of being at the most heavily traveled location in Arnor, the locals are mostly uninterested in the rest of the world, preferring to mind their crops and watch for trouble out of Angmar and Rhudaur. Although Arthedain maintains a small contingent of troops here, Bree pays no taxes and has no claim for aid. There are no fortifications in the land and the people simply flee when attacked.
The most famous tavern in this land is the Prancing Pony, now in its third incarnation.