The Dark Hedges

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Bregagh Road (near Gracehill Golf Club) Stranocum, Ballymoney,
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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 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.
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GPS/Sat Nav: BT53 8TP
Approx. Grid Reference is D 03 1 33 5 (OS Discoverer Series Sheet 5 Ballycastle)

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