This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century.
It was intended as a compelling landscape feature to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House.
Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.
In fact, the iconic trees have been used as a filming location in HBO's epic series Game of Thrones, representing the King's Road.
Season 2, episode 1: On the King' s Road, Arya Stark has escaped from King’s Landing, disguised as a boy. She is with Yoren, Gendry, Hot Pie and others who are to join the Night’s Watch, in a cart, travelling north on the King’s Road.
Find out about other Game of Thrones Filming Locations in Northern Ireland on www.discovernorthernireland.com/gameofthrones/
GPS/Sat Nav: BT53 8TP
Approx. Grid Reference is D 03 1 33 5 (OS Discoverer Series Sheet 5 Ballycastle)
See the Directions tab for details of how to find the Dark Hedges.
**The Dark Hedges have been included in a list of the 12 best road trips in the UK and Ireland, compiled by the website www.continentalroadtrip.com