Experience the Dark Hedges for yourself
Planted in the 18th century by the Stuart family, the opposing rows of beech trees were meant to create an impressive, scenic road leading up to their estate, Gracehill House. However, as the trees matured they began to bend over the road and their upper branches intermingled creating a shadowy arboreal tunnel.
Two centuries later, the trees remain a magnificent sight and have become one of the most photographed natural phenomena in Northern Ireland.
The Dark Hedges was propelled to even greater fame by HBO's cult television series, Game of Thrones.
The trees represented the King's Road in the first episode of the second season of Game of Thrones, as Arya Stark, who had escaped from King's Landing disguised as a boy, travelled through the Hedges with other characters to join the Night's Watch.
Additional things to enhance your visit
Choose a tour and discover Northern Ireland’s best attractions
Stay up to date with the latest tours and packages