Dark Hedges is a stunning – and rather magical – parade of beech trees to be found in Northern Ireland and brought to general attention by its use as a location in the TV series Game of Thrones.
This dark avenue of gnarled trees was planted in 1775 as the entrance to a grand house. Its fame as a TV location means that today it’s a tourist attraction. It’s easily reached from Belfast – see the map below.
This mystical avenue is, of course, said to host various ghosts and ghouls – adding spookiness and mystery in abundance.
The area is protected by the authorities who are concerned that the increase in tourist activity could have a damaging effect on the trees.
Travellers visiting the location will most likely have a less harmful impact on the area if they travel as part of a guided tour. Starting at about $35 per person, there are many to choose from. FIND OUT MORE HERE.
HOW TO FIND DARK HEDGES
Ballymoney BT53 8TP,
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