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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 Kingsroad.
Featured Scene: Season 2, Episode 1: The North Remembers - 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 Kingsroad. Find out about other Game of Thrones® Filming Locations in Northern Ireland at www.discovernorthernireland.com/gameofthrones
Parking is available nearby at The Dark Hedges Estate. Cars can park for free. There is a charge for buses which can be arranged with the club as either a one-off payment or a yearly fee. Contact details for further information are as follows: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (028) 2075 1209.
Bregagh Road is a short walk from there - please be careful and look both ways when crossing. Ballinlea Road is a busy road with regular traffic flow.
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.
- Open Evenings
- Open Mondays
- Open Sundays
- Accept coach parties
- Free (parking charges may apply)