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The Dark Hedges

Bregagh Road, Stranocum, Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53 8PX
The Dark Hedges

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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 Hedges Hotel at the Dark Hedges Estate - for paying customers of the hotel only. 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.

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Open Evenings
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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Opening Times

* Always open. Please note Bregagh Road is pedestrianised only - no vehicles allowed.

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