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The Dark Hedges
The Dark Hedges, Stranocum, County Antrim
The Dark Hedges, Stranocum, County Antrim - Winter

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.

Featured Scene:

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/

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.

Location:

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.

Small layby along Bregah Road space for 2-3 cars. Please do not park along verges of the road.

FREE PARKING AVAILABLE AT NEARBY HEDGES ESTATE HOTEL (139a Ballinlea Road, Stranocum, County Antrim Ballymoney BT53 8PX) and Bregagh Road is a short walk from there - please be careful look both ways Follow the Highway Code (https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/rules-pedestrians-1-35)

"Leave No Trace" The Dark Hedges is a picturesque site and therefore we ask that visitors please leave no trace in terms of litter or damage to the area - Thank You.

**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.

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The Dark Hedges

Address
Bregagh Road Stranocum
Ballymoney
County Antrim
BT53 8TP
Phone number
T: (028) 2766 0230
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www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com
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